Soft Power - The New Silk Road Lyrics

2019 Off-Broadway
Soft Power the Musical - The New Silk Road Lyrics


XUE XING: (spoken)
There was once another nation who thought they were number one
Surrounded by enemies, so they built a Great Wall
Stopped trading, tried to hold back the future
China ruined itself for a hundred years
But you don't have to

(sung)
You seek your happiness in shops or at the mall
You fill your emptiness with drugs or alcohol
But selfishness will be your downfall for
True happiness is happiness for all

Some call you barbarians, war mongers, obese
But I believe you tire of your soldiers and police
Inside you want the killings and the wars to cease
And live in peace

So join a future as big as it is bold
Let's come together on a new Silk Road
Let us help, yes, forget what we are owed
Walk beside us on a new Silk Road

VEEP: (spoken)
The Silk Road, what's that?

XUE XING: (spoken)
It was an ancient trading route
That brought the riches of China to the West!

VEEP:
What's that got to do with today?

XUE XING: (spoken)
It's time to build a new road!
One that connects the whole world

(sung)
Join our family, become our allies
We'll give you green energy to clean your sky
Save the earth before it dies
As together we rise

AMERICAN #1: (spoken)
Other countries, they're already joining this Silk Road?

XUE XING: (spoken)
Ever since the ballot box chose your new President
They're all coming our way

AMERICAN #2: (spoken)
So is it already too late for us?

AMERICAN #3: (spoken)
How can we prove we deserve to be part of the future?

XUE XING:
Lay down your fears
Lay down your pride
Lay down your need to be always number one
If you want to be the first
Be the first one to lay down your guns

ENSEMBLE:
Lay down your gun

XUE XING:
So walk beside us

ENSEMBLE:
So join a future as big as it is bold
Let's come together on a new Silk Road
Let's help, forget what we are owed
Walk beside us on a new Silk Road

Join our family, become our allies
We'll give you green energy to clean your sky
Save the earth before it dies
As together we rise

So join a future as big as it is bold

Let's come together on a new Silk Road

Let's come together, let's come together

Let us help, forget what we are owed
Walk beside us
Walk beside us
Walk beside us
Walk beside us
On a new Silk Road
Ah, ah, ah!



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