Voices

Song Cycle by Stephen Paulus (b. 1949)

Word count: 1015

1. Opening [sung text checked 1 time]

The rich and fortunate do well to keep silent
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2. Song of the beggar [sung text checked 1 time]

I am always going from door to door
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3. Song of the drunkard [sung text checked 1 time]

It was not in me. It moved in and out
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4. Song of the suicide [sung text checked 1 time]

Well, then, one final look around
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5. Song of the idiot [sung text checked 1 time]

They do not hinder me. They let me go
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6. Song of the leper [sung text checked 1 time]

See, I am one everyone has deserted
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7. I am, O Anxious One [sung text checked 1 time]

I have great faith in all things not yet spoken
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8. As once the winged energy of delight [sung text checked 1 time]

As once the winged energy of delight
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9. Voices [sung text checked 1 time]

Voices. Voices. Listen, my heart, as only saints have listened
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