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Oh tell me where-Where is it written what it is I’m meant to bethat I can’t dareto have the chance to pick the fruit of ev’ry treeor have my shareof ev’ry sweet-imagined possibility? [speaking]those are questions that women have been asking for centuries, and incredibly enough, I think they’re still asking them today! I think that’s what attracted me to yentl, and why I hadi had to make the film... Yentl, as some of you know, is the story of a girl in eastern europe at the turn of the century, when the world of study belonged only to men. But yentl’s father, recognher thirst for knowledge, taught her secretly. And after his death, in order to continue her studies, she had had no choice, but go out into the world disguised as a man... Papa, can you hear me? Papa, can you hear me? Papa, can you see me? Papa, can you find me in the night? Papa, are you near me? Papa, can you hear me? Papa, can you help me not be frightened? Looking at the skies, I seem to see a million eyeswhich ones are yours? Where are you now that yesterdayhas waved goodbye and closed it’s door? The night is so much darker, The wind is so much colderthe world I see is so much biggernow that I’m alonepapa, please forgive metry to understand mepapa, don’t you know I had no choice? Can you hear me praying, Anything I’m saying, Even though the night is filled with voices? I remember ev’rything you taught meev’ry book I’ve ever readcan all the words in all the bookshelp me to face what lies ahead? The trees are so much tallerand I feel so much smallerthe moon is twice as lonelyand the stars are half as brightpapa, how I love youpapa, how I need youpapa, how I miss youkissing me goodnight...[speaking]To go on with the story, em, yentl then meets a boy whom she falls in love with; but it turns out he’s already in love with another girl, but because of circumstances I can’t go into now, they’rvented from getting married. And to make a long story short, he asks yentl, who, of course, he thinks is a boy to marry the girl, so he can still see her - not yentl, the other girl! So, the girthe girl get married, and if you want to see how yentl got away with the wedding night, you’ll have to rent the video! It’s just a variation on the boy-meets-girl-meets-girl-story, it’s very nis! Anyway, mmm, one night he comes over to the house to study. But it’s clear that the only thing he really wants to study is her... Not yentl... Her wife, her... Get it? His eyes never leave her F. Will someone ever look at me that way? See the way they gaze at her, Like slaves they follow ev’ywhere she goes. Do my eyes forget themselvesand do I ever look at himand smile in such a waythat what I’m feeling shows? Sometimes I have the feeling ev’rybody knowsand even though it’s crazy, Still I can’t help wond’ring if I’ll ever live to see that daywhen by some miracle of miracles, He’ll turn around and look at methat way... A piece of skyoh tell me where? Where is the someone who will turn and look at me? And want to sharemy ev’ry sweet-imagined possibility? The more I live - the more I learn. The more I learn - the more I realizethe less I know. Each step I take -(papa, I’ve a voice now!)each page I turn -(papa, I’ve a choice now!)each mile I travel only meansthe more I have to go. What’s wrong with wanting more? If you can fly - then soar! With all there is - why settle forjust a piece of sky? Papa, I can hear you... Papa, I can see you... Papa, I can feel you... Papa, watch me fly! Papa, watch me fly![speaking]thank you! I’m glad you liked that! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Oh, that’s great! Thank you! This current administration has been beset by many problems. But, it’s had many accompents, a fact that sometimes seems to get overlooked nowadays, you know? I guess it is easier to criticize than to praise! So, I’d like to sing this song tonight in celebration of every thing thaositive and possible in this great country of ours and around the world.



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