Bare: A Pop Opera

Cross

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JASON
I know it's late, but I didn't know where else to go

PRIEST
You know you can always come here.
Begin

JASON
These are my sins, but where to begin?
I don't know if I have it in me, in me

PRIEST
Go on

JASON
Still I recall the peace that would fall
When I believed you could forgive me
Father, I've messed everything up
I don't know where to start
Yes, I do
It's a start and a finish
God, it's the root of everything

PRIEST
I'm here to listen, here to understand you
Tell me what lies in your heart
And in the telling you'll find the peace you're seeking
You'll know the way once you start

JASON
Well I've tried to be strong, I've tried to belong
But I don't, or I won't, I can't, I can't
Such a simple, little word - never spoken, always heard
It's not something I can be, it's not ok, not for me
Do you know what I'm ...?

PRIEST
Yes

JASON
What do I do?

PRIEST
I know you're frightened, know I understand that
But there's only so much I would say
I can't live for you, but know that God is with you
Through Him you will find a way

JASON
Can I please see your face
I'm in such a desperate place
What do I do now?
Tell me, tell me

PRIEST
Child, if I only could

JASON
I don't belong, I've always thought this was wrong
If they knew my parents would die, they would die

PRIEST
So keep it quiet
I will hold your secret
You know that is safe to confide
You're just a child, and things can change, I promise
You're young you have time on your side
Focus on your graduation

JASON
Is it ok ?

PRIEST
Keep your mind on other matters

JASON
Am I ok? Please, answer me !

PRIEST
Pray for courage, pray for...

JASON
Why are you dancing?

PRIEST
You know what I'll say

JASON
Why won't you answer?

PRIEST
You know what I'll say

JASON
God won't you tell me, God!

PRIEST
No !
You know in your heart that the teaching is clear
Faith in the Father has led your soul here
Bare up the cross, let the church be your spine
Don't question too much and you'll get along fine
Whatever you have done, I know God will forgive
Live in His word He will always forgive
Go now the Spirit and live?