“WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN OF TODAY — REPRISE”

BACK TO INTRODUCTION OF RIO

RIO

ACT TWO–SCENE EIGHTEEN

“WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN OF TODAY — REPRISE”

The Old Man (conscience of society) emerges from the crowd.

Old Man                      Maybe from Where you came it’s not the same,

your children aren’t betrayed.

 

Chorus:                        Children aren’t betrayed

 

Old Man:                     But here our upper class ignored the masses.

This–our Passion Play.

So, would it help to pray?

 

(modulate to G)           Can you see our destiny?

Remedy or tragedy?

What about the Children of Today?

What can save us from ourselves?

Who will share in all their wealth?

What about the Children of Today?

 

Maybe from Where you came, you place the blame

and know just what to say.

If  you’d get involved, the problem’s solved.

This MUST be your crusade!

Now what about the Children of Today?

Oh, what about the Children of Today?

Today.

 

(Fade out to Rio percussion.  Airport noises in background)

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