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Chase The Morning is a song in Repo! The Genetic Opera.

Lyrics Edit

2008 Movie Edit

MAG

Shilo?
Is your name Shilo?
Can I talk to you?
Can you come down please?

SHILO
Why?

MAG
So we can speak

I saw you at the show
I thought I'd seen a ghost
Your resemblance is striking

You have your mother's eyes, her hair
I was told you died with her
All these years have come and gone

How do I put this?
I'm your godmom

SHILO
State your business

MAG
Business?

SHILO
What do you want?

MAG
I want, I want to finally meet you
Something real to cling to
Leave you with the hope that you will go do
All you're meant to, all I failed to
In you is a world of promise
We have both been kept in bondage
But you could learn from all my failures

SHILO
I'm not supposed to talk to strangers

MAG
Or let them through the gate?

SHILO
That either
A big risk

MAG
A big fence

SHILO
A mistake

MAG
A new friend

MARNI
Chase the morning
Yield for nothing
Chase the morning
Yield for nothing

SHILO
Oh my god, mom!
How'd you do that?

MAG
Do what?

SHILO
Do that-- that eye thing

MAG
These eyes can do more than see

SHILO
I know
I mean, I've seen you sing

MAG
Where?

SHILO
From my window
I can see the world from there
Name the stars and constellations
Count the cars and watch the seasons

MAG
I wish we could have watched together

SHILO
I can't have guests

MAG
Never?

SHILO
Ever

If Dad found out that I'd been let out
Or that you'd been let in-

MAG
I should go then
Before I do
Promise me you won't

SHILO
Better that you don't.

MAG
Don't forget a sheltered rose
Needs a little room to bloom
Outside her bedroom

SHILO (counterpoint)
It's best if I resume a life
Inside my bedroom

MARNI
Chase the morning
Yield for nothing
Chase the morning
Yield for nothing

MAG
Let your life be a dream
Integrity, honesty
It's too late for me
Don't look back
'Till you're free to chase the morning

MARNI
Yield for nothing
Chase the morning
Yield for nothing
Yield for nothing

2002 Stage Play Edit

MAG

It's been two decades
I know the scene has changed
But the roar, the flavor
Really is the same

Latte mornings
Modem madness, squeaky breaks
Been round the world and Los Angeles don't change

When I think of Marni,
I don't see her face
I feel that spirit
That even time can't fade

Oh, he loved her
And she swept his heart away
And you seem like her
More with each passing day

Oh, when everything is crazy
And you feel far away
Who can you turn to?
Just close your eyes.
You will hear Marni say:

Chase the morning!
Yield for nothing!
Trust your heart!

Count your blessings!
Keep them guessing!
You'll go far!

Life is crazy,
Life is wonderous!
Catch your star!

And no matter how hard it seems
It's never far

Just close your eyes,
Feel her hand touch your hand

SHILO
I know you mean well,
But let's be real
A phantom mother
Can't raise a family

Ghosts are stories

MAG
Then let the story be your guide!
Just close your eyes

Chase the morning!

SHILO
Yield for nothing

MAG
Trust your heart
Count your blessings

SHILO
Keep them guessing

MAG
You'll go far

MAG & SHILO
Life is crazy
Life is wonderous
Catch your star

And no matter how hard it seems
It's never far.

MAG
Just close your eyes
I'll be there by your side.

Videos Edit

Repo! The Genetic Opera - Chase The Morning

Repo! The Genetic Opera - Chase The Morning