I know, I know, I know. Musicals, again.
But some of them are so beautiful.
Plus, I am going put down the lyrics for you, too. So you don’t even have to listen to the songs.
Who would you be, if you could be anyone?
Who I’d Be, from Shrek the Musical
I guess I’d be a hero, with sword and armor clashing,
Looking semi dashing, a shield within my grip.
Or else I’d be a Viking, and live a life of daring
While smelling like a herring, upon a Viking ship.
I’d sail away, I’d see the world, I’d reach the farthest reaches.
I’d feel the wind, I’d taste the salt and sea,
And maybe storm some beaches.
that’s who I’d be, that’s who I’d be.
Or I could be a poet, and write a different story,
One that tells of glory, and wipes away the lies.
Into the skies I’d throw it, the stars would do the telling,
The moon would help with spelling, and night would dot the ‘i’s.
I’d write a verse, recite a joke, with wit and perfect timing.
I’d share my heart, confess the things I yearn,
And do it all while rhyming.
But we all learn, but we all learn:
An ogre always hides, an Ogre’s fate is known,
An ogre always stays in the dark and all alone.
So yes I’d be a hero, and if my wish were granted,
Life would be enchanted, or so the stories say.
Of course I’d be a hero, and I would scale a tower
To save a hot-house flower, and carry her away.
But standing guard would be a beast, I’d somehow overwhelm it.
I’d get the girl, I’d take a breath, and I’d remove my helmet.
We’d stand and stare, we’d speak of love,
We’d feel the stars ascending.
We’d share a kiss, I’d find my destiny
I’d have a hero’s ending… A perfect happy ending…
that’s how it would be!
A big, bright, beautiful world…
But not for me.