Tango Dancer Lyrics

Musical by Dave Malloy (2014)
Ghost Quartet the Musical - Tango Dancer Lyrics

BRITTAIN (Rose Red)
Excuse me.

GELSEY (Scheherazade)
Can I help you?

BRITTAIN
I hope so.
Are you…are you ancient?

GELSEY
That’s not polite, child.

BRITTAIN
I’m sorry—you know, you know what I mean.

GELSEY
Yes, child. And yes, I am.
Do I know you? You look like my sister.

BRITTAIN
No, I’m from far away. My name is Rose. Rose Red.

GELSEY
My sister was named Dunyazad.

BRITTAIN
It’s a beautiful name.
I know her, from the stories.

GELSEY
She’s been dead a long time now.
What do you need?

BRITTAIN
Um, Stardust? Just one piece.

GELSEY
Hm. I don’t know if I have any left.
1001 is a pretty big number.

BRITTAIN
I always figured you could have gone on forever.

GELSEY
Nope. Not forever.

I have a lot of memories
I have a lot of sadness
But the two don’t line up
The two don’t line up

I used to run thru the sand
Campfire stars in the distance
And i’d gaze into the darkness
And wonder about the void

And i’m haunted by that memory
Of who i used to be
So gleeful
So blank
So ready

I was empty then
And i’m empty now
But it’s not the same at all

My head was with filled stories
Of swimming and singing on the moon
And i’d stay up all night long
I’d stay up all night long

And all of the boys would fall over
Oh how dazzling i was
But that magic is gone
All my joy got bloated and sick

And i’m haunted by my memories
Of who i used to be
So gleeful
So blank
So ready

Last night i dreamed
That i met myself at a tango
All the dancers were ruthless and deranged
And i asked my younger self for a dance
Just like

(She dances a bit, then stops)

But myself didn’t have time for me
Didn’t have time for anyone so used up
So she danced alone

And i sat in a chair
By the wall
Alone
Staring at my phone

ALL
I was empty then
And i’m empty now
But it’s not the same at all

 

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