Star Wars: The Musical

The Walls are Closing In

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It’s all my fault
that now I hear their death –
their screams of pain

within their final breath.

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No, we are alive.
And thanks to you,
we’ll get out.

A whole song about such a literal event?  Songs in musicals, even if they are showpiece numbers attached closely to what is happening on stage, have to be about the hopes and fears of the characters. There are a few other songs that seem to be closer to the right idea, but I wasn’t really impressed by what I saw.