Memory (1982)
(w) Trevor Nunn, T. S. Eliot (m) Andrew Lloyd Webber (I) Musical: Cats by Betty Buckley (P) Barbra Streisand. (CR) Barry Manilow
Midnight – Not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her mem’ry, she is smiling alone.
In the lamplight the withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan
Mem’ry – All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days, I was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the mem’ry live again

Ev’ry streetlamp seems to beat a fatalistic warning
Someone mutters and a streetlamp gutters
And soon it will be morning
Daylight – I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life and I mustn’t give in
When the dawn comes tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smoky days, the stale, cold smell of morning
The streetlamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning

Touch me – It’s so easy to leave me
All alone with the mem’ry of my days in the sun
If you touch me you’ll understand what happiness is
Look a new day has begun