Bridge No. 2 and Welcome Home (from 'Prodigal Son') (Chris Inglis)
- (Posted 2004-07-09) CPDL #07557:
- Editor: Chris Inglis (submitted 2004-07-09). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 804 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: please notify composer, he would like to hear responses.
Title: Bridge #2 and Welcome Home (from 'Prodigal Son')
Composer: Chris Inglis
Original text and translations
Father: Thank God, son, that you’re home.
I’m a happy man!
Son 1: And I’ll do all I can to deserve it.
F.: Wake the house
Mother: Thank God, son, that you’re home.
F.: Light the lights! Kill the fated calf.
M.: I’m the happy one!
Let the wine, the ring, the robe confirm it.
Son 2: I’ve always listened to ev’rything you say.
Can you name a time
I’ve done any of your wrong.
But no one listens to a single thing I say.
And I’ve slaved for you, for oh so long.
F.: My dear child, listen to what I’m going to say.
You have ev’rything: all I have, all I am.
Come and rejoice, and celebrate with me
that your lost brother has come home again.