The Music



LYRICS   THE PHARMACY SONG - Brian Runbeck (as Stephen)   

 
LYRICS    MISS CHEMO   

 
LYRICS   SUPERSHAKE - Cassie Goldbach (as Ally) & Kristy Cates (as Tracy Boyd)   

  
LYRICS   LEARN HOW TO BEND
  

 
LYRICS    PRICKED, POKED AND PRODDED   

  

 
LYRICS     FOLLOW THE LIGHT  


   
LYRICS     QUEEN OF THE TRIAL 

  
 
LYRICS     DONE
- Kristy Cates (as Tracy Boyd) and the Cast          

     
LYRICS      HOLDING THE FUTURE - John Ashley Brown (as Brad Boyd)   


LYRICS      OPTIONS
- Brian Runbeck (as Western Doctor), Walter Belcher (as Holistic Doctor), Charity Dawson (as Doctor Ossman)    

  
LYRICS     UNBEATABLE
- Kathleen Conry (as Ruthie), Charity Dawson (as Natalie), and Kristy Cates (as Tracy)  
 
 
LYRICS     LEAVING ME
- Kristy Cates (as Tracy) and John Ashley Brown (as Brad)   

  
LYRICS     HOLD ON TO LOVE
- Cassie Goldbach (as Ally) with Dion Johnson (as James) and ensemble   

    
LYRICS     LIVE
- Kristy Cates (as Tracy) 

     
LYRICS     UNBEATABLE REPRISE - Cast


Cast:
Kristy Cates – Tracy Boyd
Walter Belcher – Franklin, Eastern Doc, Technician
John Ashley Brown –Brad Boyd
Janet Carroll –Mom
Kathleen Conry – Dr. Louise, Ruthie
Charity Dawson – Dr. Ossman
Natalie Charle' Ellis – Young Woman
Cassie Goldbach – Ally
Dion Johnson – James
Brian Runbeck – Stephen, Western Doctor

Piano and Keyboards:
Todd Schroeder
Guitars: Kevin Fisher
Bass: Tim Christensen
Drums: Otis Hayes III
Arranged, written and produced by: Todd Schroeder and Kevin Fisher

UNBEATABLE: A New Musical About the Human Spirit was recorded thanks to the financial support of Pink Ribbons Project, and Carole & Robert Machiz.

For more information on Pink Ribbons and to order Cast Soundtrack


Lyrics

 
DONE

Tracy
I need to see the MacGruder files and find the Fisher account
Marsha needs the estimate and know the final amount
Pick up my dry cleaning, should be ready at ten to four

Franklin
I'm already working through my lunch break

Tracy
Thanks I'll call you back with more, done.

Pastor James
Thanks for coming over

Tracy
Sure, you're next on my list

Pastor James
Do you take care of everyone?

Tracy
That's why I exist

Pastor James
Very good now down to business
Have you seen the deacon report?
They're meeting here next Tuesday

Tracy
Man, I hope they keep it short
A thousand things everyday always on the run
Putting out each fire before they have begun

James & Franklin
If we didn't know better, we'd say that she was almost having fun
Getting it done, done, done, done, done.

Tracy
I ordered a bunch of books on the post modern artist scene

Franklin
They just came in they're the most depressing things I've ever seen

Dr. Anderson
Tracy Boyd I've left three messages please call ASAP

Tracy
I say go straight to voice mail if you don't have caller ID

All
A thousand things every day, always on the run
Putting out each fire, before it has begun
If we didn't know better we'd say that she was almost having fun
Getting it done, done, done, done, done

Mom
I simply love the sweater, it almost fits just fine

Tracy
Glad to hear mom gotta go,
Whoops there's the other line

Franklin
Can you be back by four?

Pastor James
Do you have time to get the hymn books ordered?

Mom
Can you pick up pantyhose at the store?

Ally
What about that new manager at borders?

Dr Anderson
If you call me back these messages will stop

Waitress
Hello, Ho Chow Mein
Mom
Don't forget I need control top

Tracy
Franklin call me quickly there's a file you need to find
I'll take the spring rolls and two specials, deliver it by nine
Pastor James did you get the message that I left on your machine
Ally lets have coffee between four and four-fifteen

All
A thousand things, everyday, always on the run
Putting out each fire, before it has begun

Tracy
If I didn't know better, I'd say that I was almost having fun

All
Getting it done, done, done, done, done, done, done, done
Done, Done, Done, Done, Done!

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HOLDING THE FUTURE

Brad
I'll never forget the moment we met, all of a sudden I could see
My world wasn't right; it was just black and white,
She brought the colors out of me.

I was a dreamer with a brush
and her dream was being in the rush of getting it done.
We had so much fun just making plans.
Holding the future in our hands.

We set a date; I couldn't wait to watch her walk on down the aisle.
Til death do us part, we said from the heart, standing together we just smiled.
Two candles burning sharing one flame, two happy faces in one frame.
We couldn't fall getting through all of life's demands,
Holding the future in our hands.

Now here we are, five years have gone by,
You've been so patient, now baby I,
I can paint flowers, stars in the sky,
Whatever you need, I'm gonna try.
Maybe I can start in the baby's room.
Maybe it can happen soon.

No one can know the way life can go, or what tomorrow morning will bring,
But there's nothing to fear, I will be here to give you my everything.
You've made this dreamer's dream come true,
Together there's nothing we can't do
We'll never fall; we'll conquer all of life's demands
'Cause we're holding the future in our hands.

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OPTIONS

Western Surgeon
I'm talking surgery, for your malignancy
If your tumor is localized and not metastasized
Gonna sharpen my scalpel up; make a precision cut.
Give you a stitch or two you'll be good new
See the traditional way to operate here in the west.
Eradicate, then radiate, that's what we do best.
Don't be scared by the mask I wear. If I'm confusing you here's what we do:
We hunt 'em down, cut 'em out, burn 'em up, kill 'em everywhere.


Eastern Doctor
Meditation over medication is your body's salvation if you free your mind.
Your natural remedy; drink some essiac tea and some Omega three,
And you will feel fine.
Holistic therapy will heal your mind and body.
Make amends with a colon cleanse,
you'll be alright in the end.

Dr. Ossman
Your tumor's robbin' hemoglobin but I'm here to stop your sobbin'.
Come and do this trial with me a brand new chemotherapy.
The nature of pathology is revealed in your histology
Will show the etiology (forgive my terminology)
Our angiogenesis inhibitors inhibit the distributors and
Limit the perimeters of cancerous contributors and mathematically
We found we can deduce Deduce? What rhymes with deduce?
The treatment is as simple as the square of the hypotenuse.

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SUPERSHAKE

Ally
I just got back from the health food store,
Where it seems if you wanna live longer you gotta pay just a little bit more
I got some delicious advice from an expert name Scott.
He’s twenty three, got a nose ring, and a degree from Yale.
He told me the best aphrodisiac is a plate full of kale.
Then he asked me out Friday night.
He said I’d love to help you get your friend cancer free
Then he gave me a great big hug and a very special recipe
For a mineral and vegetable, medically incredible,
Antioxidantible, completely phytochemical,
Supershake.

It says here to blend blueberries yogurt and sweet vanilla bean,
Turkey and walnuts and broccoli and prickly things
I’ve never seen.
Garlic and ginger and cayenne and a cup of whole grain oats.
(It’ll slide down your throat)

Tracy
Just turn on the blender and let’s get this done.
We’ll drink it up quick, before we get sick

Ally
Isn’t this fun?

Both
Making a mineral and vegetable
Medically incredible, antioxidantable,
Completely phytochemical supershake.
It’s supershaky, yeah!

So good bye Good Bar, hello tofu, my sweet vanilla ice cream I’ll miss you,
It’s time for us to make a change
And introduce our tastebuds to something strange.

Here’s looking at your and gettin’ this done
We’ll drink it up quick, before we get sick
Isn’t this fun?
Making a mineral and vegetable, medically incredible,
Antioxidantable, completely phytochemical,Supershake.

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LEARN HOW TO BEND

Pastor James
Careful of the battles you choose.
When someone wins, someone else will lose.
Don’t forget the give in give and take.
Everyday life changes fast. We’ve got to do our best to make it last
So when you feel you’re gonna break.

You can stand tall, you can face it all
Whatever’s blowing in the wind
You can hang on, you can be strong.
But it’s better if you learn how to bend.

Will the questions on your mind
Lead to answers that you want to find?
Do you really know what you need to know?

You can stand tall, you can face it all
Whatever’s blowing in the wind
You can hang on, you can be strong.
But it’s better if you learn how to bend.

Consider the lilies in the field. They don’t labor and spin.
They’re so grounded in the earth.
They just lean with the wind.
And the lesson is

Stand tall
You can face it all.
Whatever’s blowing in the wind.
You can hang on, you can be strong
But it’s better if you learn how to bend.

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PRICKED, POKED AND PRODDED

Ruthie
I was enjoying my life, the kids were out on their own
Once again it was just me and Paul
Isn’t it strange how everything can change with just one telephone call.
I was angry and scared, it didn’t seem fair.
I just wanted to give up and cry
Now I’m determined to beat this, and that’s the reason why

Ruthie, Natalie and Tracy
We’re getting pricked, poked and prodded
Having MRI’s and EKG’s
Pricked, poked and prodded
Trying to find out what’s inside of me

Ruthie
My heart’s racing fast

Tracy
How long will this last

Natalie
Don’t forget to take that needle out of my AAAHHH!

ALL
Pricked, poked and prodded
Just a lab rat’s reality

Natalie
I can’t believe that I’m here again
They said I was cancer free
Now four years have passed and this is the last place I thought I’d ever be
Now listen girls this won’t be fun
At times it’s gonna be a bit frightening
I’ve learned a thing or two about what to do,
See I’ve been struck twice by lightening.

ALL
We’re getting pricked, poked and prodded
Having MRI’s and EKG’s
Pricked, poked and prodded
Trying to find out what’s inside of me

Natalie
What’s he trying to see

Tracy
I have to go pee

Ruthie
I haven’t felt anything like that since nineteen eighty three

ALL
Pricked, poked and prodded
Just a lab rat’s reality

Tracy
This has been the best we’ve loved every test
We could do this every single day
But listen we’re adults, just give us the results,
So we can start the treatment right away.

ALL
We’re getting pricked, poked and prodded
Having MRI’s and EKG’s
Pricked, poked and prodded
Trying to find out what’s inside of me

Ruthie
We’ve got nothing to fear

Natalie
I hope my urine is clear

Tracy
My cell phone isn’t getting any signal in here
Can you hear me now?

ALL
Pricked, poked, and prodded
Just a lab rat’s reality
Testing our mortality
Trying to keep a little bit of dignity.

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FOLLOW THE LIGHT

Mom
Do you remember when you’d cry through the night
And I’d hold you close and whisper you’ll be alright
Then sing you these words this little lullaby

A simple wish I wish for you
May every dream you dream come true
And if the darkness falls too soon
Don’t be afraid
You’ll find the way
Just follow the light of the moon.

Though you may be frightened and the future unclear
Whatever you need, you know I’ll always be here
Hoping and praying and singing you this lullaby

A simple wish I wish for you
May every dream you dream come true
And if the darkness falls too soon
Don’t be afraid
You’ll find the way
Just follow the light of the moon.

Even though you are lost in the dark of night
Sometimes all we need is a glimmer of light,
Just look up to heaven and remember that
You’ll be alright,

And this simple wish I wish for you
May every dream you dream come true
And if the darkness falls too soon
Don’t be afraid
You’ll find the way
Just follow the light of the moon
Just follow the light of the moon .

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QUEEN OF THE TRIAL

Tracy
Ever since I can remember I’ve always been the best
Accepted every challenge, I’ve aced every test
Knowing how to get things done
Has been my specialty
So let me introduce you to your brand new royalty

I’m the queen of the trial
I’m feeling strong so bring it on
Can’t you see that’s it’s my style
To always fight for my life?
So give me your best shot I’ll take everything you’ve got
I’ll be walking out of here with a smile
I’m the queen of the trial

Dr. Ossman
You’re the type of patient with the right attitude
You inspire all of us with your fearless fortitude

Stephen
Now Tracy the side effects might make your body ache.

Tracy
Not today chemo-sabe!
I’ve had my supershake!

ALL
She’s the queen of the trial
I’m feeling strong so bring it on
Can’t you see that it’s her style

Tracy
To always fight for my life
So give me your best shot
I’ll take everything you’ve got
I’ll be walking out of here with a smile.
I’m the queen of the trial

All
Long live the queen

Tracy
Long live us all together we’re unbeatable
Follow me to victory!

ALL
She’s the queen of the trial
I’m feeling strong so bring it on
Can’t you see that it’s her style

Tracy
To always fight for her life
So give me your best shot
I’ll take everything you’ve got
I’ll be walking out of here with a smile.

ALL
She’s the queen of the trial.

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MISS CHEMO

Pastor James
Who walks down the aisle with a drug induced smile?
Miss Chemo

Ally, Stephen, Franklin
Miss Chemo

Pastor James
Who shows off her charm with a tube in her arm?
Miss Chemo

Ally Stephen, Franklin
Miss Chemo

Pastor James
Which one will wear the crown?
Who will keep all her food down?
When she takes the title, will her signs stay vital?

Ally
Oh my, the suspense is killing me.

Pastor James
Who takes all her pills?
Pays her hospital bills?

Ally, Stephen, Franklin
Miss Chemo

Pastor James
Miss Chemo
Whose doctors all love her medical coverage?

Ally Stephen Franklin
Miss Chemo

Pastor James
Miss Chemo
Who’s got that fabulous flair?
Even though she’s lost all of her hair?
Who’ll be in the spotlight when we crown Miss Chemo tonight?

Miss Exhaustion
I'm here to compete but I’d just rather sleep

Ally, Stephen, Franklin
Exhaustion

Miss Exhaustion
Too tired to wear a big shiny tiara

Ally, Stephen, Franklin
Exhaustion

Miss Exhaustion
I know that I can be queen
Just fill my IV with caffeine
When I become Miss Chemo tonight

Miss Nausea
You better choose quick ‘cuz I’m gonna be sick

Ally, Stephen, Franklin
Miss Nausea

Miss, Nausea
Before it’s too late and I regurgitate

Ally, Stephen, Franklin
Miss Nausea

Miss, Nausea
When I win the crown and the pearls
I’ll be so happy I’ll hurl
When I become miss Chemo tonight

ALL
Now Judges uses your expertise
And hand us the envelope please
As we crown Miss Chemo tonight

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UNBEATABLE

Ruthie
Mild, mannered, feeling weak and old
At least that’s what I used to be
But these past few months have shown
When the going’s tough, the tough get going
Because of you I’ve found strength in me

Now I’m never gonna give up the fight
Never gonna give up the right
To make the most out of every moment
Gonna love like never before
Gonna run through every door
If I have to I’ll bust them open
I’m drinking all of life in
Keep pouring I won’t say when til my cup is full
We’re Unbeatable

Natalie
Here’s the secret sign to our cancer club
Together we’re a super team

Ruthie
Nana No Hair

Natalie
Mama- Girl

Tracy
Avenger of the Chemo World

All
Not afraid to live and love and dream
Now we’re never gonna give up the fight
Never gonna give up the right
To make the most out of every moment
Gonna love like never before
Gonna run through every door
If I have to I’ll bust them open
I’m drinking all of life in
Keep pouring I won’t say when til my cup is full
We’re Unbeatable

Tracy
We’ve got to believe we’ve got to keep the faith

All
Keep the Faith

Tracy
But I know we can
Cuz w’re still standing here today

So we’re never gonna give up the fight
Never gonna give up the right
To make the most out of every moment
Gonna love like never before
Gonna run through every door
If I have to I’ll bust them open
I’m drinking all of life in
Keep pouring I won’t say when til my cup is full
We’re Unbeatable

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LEAVING ME

Tracy
Why is it that every time i need to talk to you
You turn and hide
Don’t you know that every time you walk away
It’s killing me inside

Brad
You were just laughing with your friends
Like you’ve got nothing but the flu
You don’t take any of this seriously
And I don’t know what to do.

Tracy
I am in the middle of the biggest battle
I have ever known
And you just hide behind your canvas
Well I can’t fight this alone

Brad
You don’t really want me any more
You’ve got everything you need
You and your superheroes
Playing in your world of make believe.

Both
Where does that leave me
If you really leave me
Where will I go
How can I let go
When the one thing I believe in
Is leavin’ me

Brad
It’s too late to try and change what’s happened  
There’s no looking back, what’s done is done
You made the decision for our future                 
Now it’s gone before it has begun

Tracy
Did you really mean all that you said                 
When you said I made your dreams come true
Or were you just painting pretty pictures           
So that i’d take care of you

Both
Where does that leave me
If you really leave me
Where will i go
How can i let go
When the one thing i believe in
Is leavin’ me

Tracy
Why can’t you understand just what i’m going through?

Brad
Just what do you expect me to do?

Both
I don’t know

Where does that leave me
If you really leave me
Where will i go
How can i let go
When the one thing i believe in
Is leavin’ me

Tracy
I need to know why
I have to know why
Please tell me why

Brad
(spoken)
Because you’re going to die.

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THE PHARMACY SONG

IF your concentration and your memory’s gone astray
Try vasopressin, Hydregine, or D-H-E-A
If you have constipation and you’ve given all you’ve got
Try milk of magnesia or a shot of senokot

Now if you’ve got the opposite and you’ve always got to go
Remember we have lomotil you help you stop the flow
There’s marinol to help you eat
Ambien to help you sleep
You can find them at your local pharmacy

If you’ve reached your pressure point we’ve got Avapro
Don’t forget that Plavix keeps your heart on the go
For anxiety there’s your friendly ativan
IF you lose your energy, you’ll need Epogen
And if you’re just bummed out, try Diazepam

Before taking any of these drugs, check with your doctor first
Side effects may include nausea, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, hunger, sleep deprivation, drosiness, anxiety, fatigue, and uncontrollable bodily functions.

You can find them at your local pharmacy, your friendly neighbor,
Your local pharmacy.

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HOLD ONTO LOVE

Ally
When you are lost
When you can’t find your sense of direction,
Your peace of mind
When you feel forgotten
Afraid life is through,
Before you surrender
Here’s what you do

Hold on to Faith
Hold on to Love
To all those around us, to God up above
Hold the hand, that’s holding your hand
Whenever this journey gets rough
Hold on
Hold on to love

Pastor James
We can’t see the future
We can’t change the past
There’s always this moment
So while it lasts find
Find love in each other, fight the good fight

Both
And remember with him there’s hope deep within
So with all of your might

All
Hold on to Faith
Hold on to Love
To all those around us, to God up above
Hold the hand, that’s holding your hand
Whenever this journey gets rough
Hold on
Hold on to love

Hold on to Faith
Hold on to Love
To all those around us, to God up above
Hold the hand, that’s holding your hand
Whenever this journey gets rough
Hold on , Hold on, Hold on
Hold on to love

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LIVE

Tracy
I spent years looking forward to the things in life I had to do
And never took the time to see what really matters most to me
I’m guilty
But whatever time I have

I’m gonna live
I’m gonna give
To each moment there is all that I am
And every day I’m gonna pray I won’t let a moment of life slip away
I’m gonna live

No ones to blame for why I’m standing here
But the cold and bitter truth is clear
Now I know the punishment for my crime
Is all the years of wasted time
Forgive me
But I promise you today

That I’m gonna live
I’m gonna give
To each moment there is all that I am
And every day I’m gonna pray I won’t let a moment of life slip away
I’m gonna live

And love e little more
Go deeper than before
Be willing to explore
And realize what’s done is done is done

And live
To each moment there is
Give all that I can
And every day I’m gonna pray I won’t let a moment of life slip away
I’m gonna live.

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UNBEATABLE REPRISE

Ruthie & Natalie
We believe that we were born to fly

Natalie
That we were made for greater things

Stephen, Franklin, Pastor James
But on this battleground we find

Ally
That we’re all lost

Mom
And we’re all blind

Brad
Sometimes we have to fall

Brad and Tracy
To find our wings

All
Now we’re never gonna give up the fight
Never gonna give up the right
To make the most out of every moment
Gonna love like never before
Gonna run through every door
If I have to I’ll bust them open
I’m drinking all of life in
Keep pouring I won’t say when til my cup is full
We’re Unbeatable

Tracy
WE’ve got to believe
We got to keep the faith

All
Keep the faith

Tracy
But I know we can

All
Cuz we’re still standing here today
So we’re never gonna give up the fight
Never gonna give up the right
To make the most out of every moment
Gonna love like never before
Gonna run through every door
If I have to I’ll bust them open
I’m drinking all of life in
Keep pouring I won’t say when til my cup is full
We’re Unbeatable

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