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Is Anybody Listening? – Entire Company

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Is Anybody Listening?
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Betty (V.O.)
Yeah, well Arthur, here’s what I really wanted to tell you. I think that …
Arthur (interrupting)
Honestly Betty, I just don’t want to hear it! You don’t even …
(She hangs up on him.)

We listen best in silence.
But in the rush of our lives, in the noise of our every day, we become immune to the cacophony around us. And instead, we strap on those headphones …

and listen to the music …
We listen to the music!
But do we hear it?
Yeah, we hear it,
but do we listen?
Listen up, people!
Bring on de Bass
Rhythm guitar
The clav
Piano man
Memphis horns

Now listen to the …
Listen to the …
Listen to the voices in your head
Listen to the things your daddy said
When upon his lap you sat
And wondered at his mustache

Were you lis’ning?
Listen up!
Is anybody listening?
Is anybody listening?
C’mon give it up people
Listen up people
Can you hear me?
Ya’ got to listen with your heart and soul

Listen to the way it used to be
When you sat upon yo’ daddy’s knee
Hangin’ on his ev’ry little word
He was sayin’

Listen to his voice inside yo’ head
Listen to the things yo’ daddy read
When upon his lap you sat and wondered at
The tales he told that set your mind on fire
Were ya’ lis’nin’?

Yeah!
Did ja’ listen when Jiminy wished upon a star?
Did ja’ really listen when you went
To Where The Wild Things Are?
Did ja’ listen to Goodnight Moon?
Or when that crazy little mouse saved that mighty lion?
Or when a hot Prince Charming
Saved that chick from dyin’

Yeah!
Yeah way back then we hung on ev’ry word
But now ain’t nobody knows what they heard

Is anybody listening?
Is anybody listening?
C’mon give it up people
Listen up people
Can you hear me?
Ya’ got to listen with your heart and soul
Listen to the butterfly wings and their flutterings
Through the air
Listen with your eyes
Listen with your soul
Listen with the wholeness of your being

Oh
Later on about high school things began to change
Everybody yellin’ at us what we could
And could not do
We tuned out an’ we just shut down
At last we got outta the house an’ left it all behind us
An’ now we pay no mind to all things that remind us
Yeah way back then we turned an’ walked away
An’ now ain’t nobody hears what we say

Is anybody listening?
Turn back on your mind
Is anybody listening?
You’re runnin’ out of time

Jump on the moment
Do you hear me?
Live in it
People do you hear me?
Ya’ got to listen with your heart and soul
Listen to the pertinent things
And to paupers and kings be there

Listen to all creation
Listen to your imagination
Cuz that will take you anywhere

Listen up
Listen up
Listen to the …
Listen to the music!

Listen to the rhythm of yer shoes
Listen to the brainchilds of yo muse
Even in the funk that’s in yer blues
There is music
Yer in the music

Listen to yer breathing as you move
Listen to the backbeat of yo’ groove
Listen to yer soul an’ baby you’ve
Got the music

Is anybody listening?
Anybody, anybody
Is anybody listening?
Check it out!
Is anybody listening?
Ya’ gotta simply stop an’ listen
Is anybody listening?

Is anybody listening?
Ya’ want us to turn it up?
Is anybody listening?
OK, we’ll make it a little louder …
Is anybody listening?
How’s dat?
Is anybody listening?
Loud enuf?

Is anybody
Anybody
Anybody …
Listening?

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