Eva And Magaldi / Eva Beware Of The City
Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
EVA:
To think that a man, as famous as you are, could love a
poor little nothing like me!

MAGALDI
The audience here are sitting on their hands

CHE
Listen chum, face the fact they don't like your act

MAGALDI
But this is Junin! If this were Buenos Aires--I'd have that
town at my feet! I never ever meet members of the public
--they'd tear me apart!

CHE
I understand their feelings

EVA
I want to be a part of B.A.--Buenos Aires--Big Apple!

EVA and FAMILY
She wants to be a part of B.A.--Buenos Aires--Big Apple!

CHE
Just listen to that! They're onto you Magaldi! I'd get out
while you can

EVA
It's happened at last--I'm starting to get started--I'm
moving out with my man

MAGALDI
Now Eva don't get carried away-

EVA
Monotony past--suburbia departed--who could ever get
kicks in the back of the sticks?

MAGALDI
Don't hear words that I didn't say

EVA's FAMILY
What's that? You'd desert the girl you love?

MAGALDI
The girl I love? What are you talking about?

EVA's FAMILY
She really brightened up your out of town engagement,
she gave you all she had--she wasn't in your contract
--you must be quite relieved that no-one's told the papers
--so far-

EVA
I want to be a part of B.A.--Buenos Aires--Big Apple!
Would I have done what I did if I hadn't thought, if I
hadn't known, we would stay together?

CHE
Seems to me there's no point in resisting, she's made up
her mind, you've no choice. Why don't you be the man
who discovered her? You'll never be remembered for
your voice.

MAGALDI
The city can be paradise for those who have the cash, the
class and the connections--what you need to make a
splash. The likes of you get swept up in the morning
with the trash--if you were rich or middle class-

EVA
Screw the middle classes! I will never accept them! And
they will never deny me anything again! My father's
other family were middle class and we were kept out of
sight, hidden from view, at his funeral! If these are the
people of Buenos Aires I welcome the chance to shine in
their city!

CHE
Do all your one night stands give you this trouble?

MAGALDI
Eva, beware of the city
It's hungry and cold, can't be controlled, it is mad
Those who are fools are swallowed up whole
And those who are not become
What they should not become
Changed--in short they go bad

EVA
Bad is good for me--I'm bored, so clean and so ignored
I've only been predictable--respectable!
Birds fly out of here so why oh why oh why the hell can't I
I only want variety--notoriety!
I want to be a part of B.A.--Buenos Aires--Big Apple!

EVA and FAMILY
She wants to be a part of B.A.--Buenos Aires--Big Apple!

MAGALDI
Five years from now I shall come back
And finally say, you have your way--come to town
But you'll look at me with a foreigner's eyes
The magical city a
Younger girl's city, a
Fantasy long since put down

EVA
All you've done to me--was that a young girl's fantasy?
I played your city games alright--didn't I?
I already know what cooks, how the dirty city feels and looks
I tasted it last night, didn't I?
I'm going to be a part of B.A.--Buenos Aires--Big Apple!
EVA and FAMILY
She's going to be a part of B.A.--Buenos Aires--Big Apple!

MAGALDI
Eva beware your ambition
It's hungry and cold, can't be controlled, will run wild
This in a man is a danger enough
But you are a woman, not
Even a woman, not
Very much more than a child and whatever you say
I'll not steal you away!

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