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Midnight?not, a sound from the pavement Has
the moon lost her memory She
is shining alone In.
the lamplight the whithered leaves collect at my feet And
the wind begins to moan Daylight.
see, the dew on the sunflower And
a rose that is fading Roses
wither away Like
the sunflower I yearn to turn my face to the dawn I
am waiting for the day Now
Old Deuteronomy just, before dawn Through
a silence you feel you could cut with a knife Announces
the cat who can now be reborn And
come back to a different jellicle life Memory
turn, your face to the moonlight Let
your memory lead you Open
up enter, in If
you find there the meaning of what happiness is Then
a new life will begin Memory
all, alone in the moonlight I
can smile at the old days I
was beautiful then I
remember the time I knew what happiness was Let
the memory live again Burnt
out ends of smokey days The
stale cold smell of morning The
streetlamp dies another, night is over Another
day is dawning Daylight
I, must wait for the sunrise I
must think of a new life And
I mustn't give in When
the dawn comes tonight will be a memory too And
a new day will begin Sunlight
through, the trees in the summer Endless
masquerading Like
a flower as the dawn is breaking The
memory is fading Touch
me it's, so easy to leave me All
alone with the memory Of
my days in the sun If
you touch me you'll understand what happiness is Look
a, new day has begun



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    UnregisteredNov 6, 2011 at 10:18 pm
    Grizzabella has grown old and been despised, but she still remembers the times when she was happy and accepted. She's trying to explain to the jellicles that if they understand her, they'll know what it means to be truly happy. It is about growing old, but it is also about there always being hope for us to return to happier times, we won't always be sad.
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    cardo111May 3, 2008 at 2:08 am
    This song brilliantly illustrates the inevitable human condition of growing old and the mental struggles associated with it. Through the use of potent imagery and metaphor the idea is portrayed seamlessly. The end of the song seems to come to terms with this and gives the listener a sense of hope and rebirth.

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