SONG SPOTLIGHT: by Maddie Gaw, newmusicaltheatre.com
“We’ve talked quite a bit in this series about contemporary musical theatre’s unreached pop crossover potential. While our Top-40 dreams remain for the most part unrealized, I do forget that we have hits within our own community. Recital standards like “Taylor the Latte Boy” and “Stars and the Moon” come to mind. Georgia Stitt’s “Not Yet” serves as that song for Ruth, the character in Stitt and Cheri Steinkellner’s one-woman musical monologue Mosaic.” Read more here…
You wanna know my middle name?
You wanna set my heart aflame?
I’ll surrender everything in time.
You’ll be my reason and my rhyme.
You’ll know my pride; You’ll know my shame.
But not yet.
Some girls tell everything they know.
Some girls reveal what’s down below.
If you stick around, you’re guaranteed.
Your plans to win me will succeed.
My heart will open up and bleed,
But not yet.
I’ve waited far too long
To give myself away.
It took me years to get to know me.
But now you stand here at my door,
Professing love forevermore.
Well, that’s great,
But just wait:
I want you to know me.
You see a vision all in white?
You wanna stay awake all night?
I don’t have a problem with the plan,
But if it turns out you’re the man
Who fades as fast as he began,
I don’t want to forget
What I felt when we met.