Anaïs Mitchell

"Wait for Me"

[HERMES]
How to get to Hadestown:
You’ll have to take the long way down
Through the underground, under cover of night
Laying low, staying out of sight
There ain’t no compass, brother, ain’t no map
Just a telephone wire and the railroad track
You keep on walking and you don’t look back
’Til you get to the bottomland

[ORPHEUS]
Wait for me, I’m coming
Wait, I’m coming with you
Wait for me, I’m coming too
I’m coming too

[HERMES]
The River Styx is high and wide
Cinder bricks and razor wire
Walls of iron and concrete
Hound dogs howling 'round the gate
Those dogs'll lay down and play dead
If you got the bones, if you got the bread
But if all you got is your own two legs
Just be glad you got ’em

[ORPHEUS and FATES]
Wait for me, I’m coming
Wait, I’m coming with you
Wait for me, I’m coming too
I’m coming too

[FATES]
Who are you?

[FATE]
Where do you think you're going?

[FATES]
Who are you?

{FATE]
Why are you all alone?

[FATES]
Who do you-

[FATE]
-Think you are?

[FATES]
Who are you-

{FATE]
-To think that you can walk a road that no one ever walked before?

{OPHEUS]
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la

(the COMPANY begins to echo and do rounds)

[ORPHEUS]
La la la la la la la
La la la la la

(HERMES cuts them off)

[HERMES]
You’re on the lam, you’re on the run
Don’t give your name, you don’t have one
And don’t look no one in the eye
That town'll try to suck you dry
They’ll suck your brain, they’ll suck your breath
They’ll pluck the heart right out your chest
They’ll truss you up in your Sunday best
And stuff your mouth with cotton

[ORPHEUS and COMPANY]
Wait for me, (I'm coming!) I’m coming (I'm coming)
Wait, I’m coming with you (I'm coming)
Wait (Wait I'm coming) for me, I’m coming too
I’m coming!

[COMPANY]
Wait!

[ORPHEUS]
I'm coming wait for me

[COMPANY]
Wait!

[ORPHEUS and HERMES]
I hear the walls repeating

[COMPANY]
Wait!

[ORPHEUS and HERMES]
The falling of my feet and

[ORPHEUS and COMPANY]
It sounds like drumming

[COMPANY]
Wait!

[OPHEUES and HERMES and Unknown Voice]
And I am not alone

[COMPANY]
Wait!

[ORPHEUS and HERMES, and Unknown Voice]
I hear the rocks and stone

[COMPANY]
Wait!

[ORPHEUS]
Echoing my song
I'm coming!

[HERMES]
Coming...

[COMPANY]
Coming...

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