Songs for an Impossible Musical #11

The show approaches its end; the heroine is in despair, but must summon all her courage to sing a big ballad of hope and inspiration. Traditionally in a musical, this is called:

The Eleven o'Clock Number

It's eleven o'clock
And the world's at its worst
Life's gone wrong.
So this is the moment
When I know that I must burst
Into glorious tumultuous song.

It's eleven fifteen
And the worst is getting worse
All the while,
So don't display amazement
But I must belt out this verse
With a huge and courageous smile.

For the musical's conventions
All require that I should sing
With a trust in the future
And the love that it'll bring.
For though people may be callous
And their motives may be dirty
Still I sing out with a smile,
Though it's now eleven thirty

It's eleven forty-five
And I really have no choice
I can't cope.
But I'm in a musical
So I'll belt it out full voice
That I have feelgood fabulous hope.

And though the midnight hour approaches
I'm sure all will turn out well,
And I shall never walk alone and
Things are gonna come up roses and

Oh hell. It's happened.

George Simmers

If you've any reflections, criticisms or comments, George Simmers would be pleased to hear from you.

{snakelogo} This is the tenth in a series of
Songs for an Impossible Musical.