19 I Keep Them Laughing (Reprise)

LOTTIE:
What were they thinking letting you on stage in this condition?

BERT:
I told them to.

LOTTIE:
Why on earth would you do such a thing?

BERT: I had to, Lot’.

LOTTIE:
No, Bert, you didn’t. What you had to do was come home…safe…to me.

BERT
I made it, didn’t I?

LOTTIE:
If you think that this is what I meant, Egbert Austin Williams, you have another think comin’.

BERT:
I made good, Lottie, didn’t I?

LOTTIE:
Course you did. You always do, and you still will, for years to come.

BERT:
I’m weary, Lot’.

LOTTIE:
I know you are. It’s going to be all right. You’ll get well and you’ll come home. That’s our deal right?

BERT:
I love you, Lot’.

LOTTIE:
Don’t you talk like that. Now, we’ve got our whole lives for you to tell me that.

BERT:
Lot’…

LOTTIE:
Yeah, Bert?

BERT:
SOME SAY THE LIGHT IS NEARING.

LOTTIE:
STAY WITH ME, BERT!

BERT:
SOME WEARY FROM THE CLIMB.

LOTTIE:
NO, PLEASE NOT YET.

BERT:
SOME DIE BEFORE THE CLEARING.

LOTTIE:
IT’S NOT YOUR TIME.

CHORUS:
I KEEP BELIEVING
AND HOPING OUR TIME IS STILL DUE.
I KEEP BELIEVING.
SOME SAY WE’VE ARRIVED, BUT WE KNOW IT’S NOT TRUE.

AND WE HOPE THAT WE
MAY STILL LIVE TO SEE
A LIGHT IN THE STORM BREAKING THROUGH.

WE’LL KEEP ON HOPING.
WE’LL KEEP ON FIGHTING.
WE’LL KEEP BELIEVING
TILL WE DO!