Prepared

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Associated Artists: Tituss Burgess, Jeremy Jordan

LYRICS:
ALL OF HER PAPERS WERE IN ORDER;
NOTHING WAS LEFT UNSIGNED.
WE HAD THE HARD CONVERSATIONS
ABOUT WHAT SHE WAS LEAVING BEHIND.
THERE WERE SOME MOMENTS OF LAUGHTER.
SHE PROMISED SHE WASN’T SCARED,
BUT I WASN’T PREPARED.
I WASN’T PREPARED.

WE TALKED TO THE DOCTORS AND LAWYERS.
I MADE SURE HER WISHES WERE KNOWN.
WE CRIED AND WE PRAYED TOGETHER,
AND THEN I WAS CRYING ALONE.
NOTHING COMPARES TO THE SILENCE,
ERASING THE LIFE WE SHARED.
YOU CAN’T BE PREPARED.
YOU CAN’T BE PREPARED.

EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT LOSS
LIKE IT’S PART OF A STORY —
A GAME WE MUST PLAY.
THERE’S DEATH AND DESPAIR IN THE NEWS EVERY DAY.
HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T CATCH YOUR EYE-
HUNDREDS OF STRANGERS WHO QUIETLY DIE-
ONE SOLE COMPANION
YOU NEVER IMAGINED WOULD GO.
BUT WHAT DID YOU KNOW?

STRANGE HOW THE SUN KEEPS ON SHINING.
WHAT A FALSE MESSAGE IT SENDS.
PART OF THE SAGA OF LIVING
IS LEARNING THAT EVERYTHING ENDS.
SHE ASKED ME TO LET HER GO QUICKLY,
SAID THAT’S WHAT I’D DO IF I CARED.
BUT I’M UNPREPARED.
I’M SO UNPREPARED.

YOU’RE NEVER PREPARED.
YOU’RE NEVER PREPARED.