We Are the Tigers - Phoenix Lyrics

2019 Off-Broadway
We Are the Tigers the Musical - Phoenix Lyrics


RILEY:
Have you ever felt so good you-
You're bursting out of your skin?
And no matter what you do, you-
You know you're gonna win?
Have you ever felt so broken
You thought you'd never rise
But the day that you stand up, you start to realize

Second chances don't come 'round each day
You've gotta grab them by the horns
You've got to say
This time I will be stronger
This time I last longer
This time I won't waste a day

Watch me, I'll go out fighting
Winning or dying trying
Watch me, I'll rise from the flames

CAIRO: (spoken)
I just don't want you to go crazy trying to keep this all together

RILEY: (spoken)
Oh, I'm fine. I'm a phoenix, Cairo.
Maybe you should try thinking like that too

(sung)
Have you ever felt so hopeful
You're bursting at the seams
And the world is filled with rainbows
And all your brightest dreams?

CAIRO:
If you're gonna have a mental breakdown
Girl this is not the place
Everybody's watching you now
And every move you make

RILEY:
Lucky girls get fresh starts here we are

RILEY, CAIRO:
Ready for a brand new chance to bandage up the scars

ANNLEIGH:
Why should I be weighed down
Why should I live in the past

REESE:
Ever since the playground
This is all I've ever asked

KATE:
All lives have an expiration date
I'll be there when they give in to fate

ANNLEIGH, REESE, KATE, RILEY, CAIRO:
Cause everywhere I look
I'm surrounded by a person I don't recognize
Aching, breaking, falling
Waiting for something to stabilize
Faces in the pictures on the walls
Seem like they're still the same
But I hear the gossip in the halls
And know they're whispering your name

KATE, ANNLEIGH:
Breathe, but you're choking
Like there's something burning up the air

REESE:
You can't unhear the sounds

ANNLEIGH:
You pray to god and wonder if he's there

CAIRO, RILEY:
Everyone's a stranger
Now there's nowhere I can go

KATE, REESE, ANNLEIGH:
They try to say

CAIRO, RILEY:
Say we're okay

KATE, REESE, ANNLEIGH:
How we're okay now I say

CAIRO, RILEY, KATE, REESE, ANNLEIGH:
You don't even know

CAIRO, RILEY, REESE, ANNLEIGH:
This time, nothing gets by me

KATE:
This time, nothing this time

CAIRO, RILEY, KATE, REESE, ANNLEIGH:
This time no one can fight me
This time

KATE, ANNLEIGH:
I am in control

CAIRO, RILEY, REESE, ANNLEIGH:
I am I am I am

CAIRO, RILEY, KATE, REESE, ANNLEIGH:
So high, I'm in the air now
Just try, it's truth or dare now
This time, I go for the gold
This time, my story gets told


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