Song Lyric Sunday – “Seasons Of Love”

When I saw this weeks topic for Song Lyric Sunday from Helen at This Thing Called Life One Day At A Time a song just jumped out at me. But it wasn’t this one. It was “Please Mr. Postman” by the Marvelettes. However, when I mentioned the theme to my Hubby, he mentioned this one immediately and it grew on me to the point of changing.

“Seasons of Love” is probably the best-known song from the soundtracks of the Broadway musical (1996)  and movie (2005) “Rent”. It was written and composed by Jonathan Larsen.

While I never got to see the musical, I did see the movie and was very touched by the themes and stories told. I would still love to see the musical if it ever came around again.

Anyway, “Seasons of Love” starts off with stating that there are 525,600 minutes in the years of a life. This is quite overwhelming in lots of ways. I liken this to pennies. It takes 100 pennies for just one dollar. By themselves they aren’t worth anything and when you have enough to buy something they are so heavy. That is the same feeling as the number of minutes in a year.

However, when you measure the year by other things, like sunsets, coffee, etc., the reference is easier to imagine, with love being the best measure of all. It is definitely a song about relationships whether it be with time or each other.

An interesting fact about this song is that it was originally sung at the beginning and middle of the second act where the people references were relevant. The movie moved it to the opening seqence (as shown in the video) which threw out the cohesiveness for people who didn’t know the story. It worked for me.

I have left the voice references in for effect as this is truly a “show” piece and not a stand-alone song.

Lydia!

Seasons Of Love

All:
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Moments so dear
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure – Measure A Year?
In Daylights – In Sunsets
In Midnights – In Cups Of Coffee
In Inches – In Miles
In Laughter – In Strife

In – Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure
A Year In The Life?

How About Love?
How About Love?
How About Love?
Measure In Love

Seasons of Love.
Seasons of Love.

Joanne:
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Journeys To Plan

Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure The Life
Of A Woman Or A Man

Collins:
In Truth That She Learned
Or In Times That He Cried
In Bridges He Burned
Or The Way That She Died

All:
It’s Time Now – To Sing Out
Though The Story Never Ends
Let’s Celebrate
Remember A Year In The Life Of Friends

Remember the Love
Remember the Love
Remember the Love
Measure In Love

Joanne:
Oh you got to you got to remember the love,
You know that love is a gift from up above
Share love, give love, spread love
Measure, measure your life in love.

ALL
Seasons Of Love(2x)

Joanne:
Measure your life, measure your life in love

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5 Replies to “Song Lyric Sunday – “Seasons Of Love””

  1. Like minds! We even picked the same video! LOL!

    I knew the song before I sat down and actually watched the movie thanks to my children. I was so moved by the movie, I couldn’t wait to see the stage show and got the chance two years later in Chicago. Such a great show and this song is simply amazing. 🙂

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    1. Like minds for sure! Yes, I believe this song is timeless and really needed at this time! I still haven’t seen the stage show but hope to if it ever comes back to Vancouver. I can’t wait to read your post.

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