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Nicole Eve Goldstein
"No Telling" from Retold (Alex Ngo)
Music, Lyrics, and Orchestration by Alex Ngo Recorded, Edited, and Mixed by Max Addae Poster Design by Peter Stern Narrator - Nicole Goldstein Prince Anthony - Connor O'Loughlin Princess Josephine - Marina Schwadron Chorus - Matteo Adams, Max Addae, Carolyn Anderson, Claire Brinley, Jonah Verdon Piano - Alex Ngo Guitar - Sam Schuman Bass - Kamran Curlin Drums - Julian Kaufman Trumpet I - Adam Teske Trumpet II - Cecilia Larson Trombone - Claudia Cangemi Flute - Sara Hedberg Clarinet/Alto Sax - Clara Wolfe Clarinet/Alto Sax - Colin Cahill "No Telling" from Retold I spent my whole life telling people’s stories. There wasn’t one I didn’t come to know. The stories never threw me, But this one’s unfamiliar to me, And I’m not sure how it’s supposed to go. So What’s next? What now? This story still goes on but how? Not long ago it wasn’t hard to say, But as of today there’s no telling. There’s no telling anymore. Adventure only comes about so often, And no one really knows exactly when. I should be out of chances, But these are special circumstances, So what if I can save the day again? Then What’s next? What now? What daring feats will life allow? I’m ready for whatever comes my way, ‘Cause as of today there’s no telling There’s no telling anymore. Your plan was wonderful. Well that’s a little odd It was incredible. It looks as if the dragon’s been defeated. The greatest plan I’ve seen by far! But why is Anthony not here? How could a commoner And now there’s someone else Be skilled as you just were, Who must have saved the day. Or is there more to who you are? I wonder who you are. What’s next? What now? What’s next? What now? Ooh, ooh. Wow! I’m here to help. I’ll make that vow. Ah ah And if this is the part I’m meant to play Then as of today there’s no telling. There's no telling There's no telling What's in store ‘Cause there’s a brand new hero On a brand new quest It takes much to be a hero With a brand new destiny to claim The dragon has been stopped but where is Anthony? I've a brand new purpose What's next? What now? In this brand new world I'm not quite sure who that was But you somehow overcame And from now on things will never be Something doesn't feel The same The same There's no telling
"Changes" from Retold (Alex Ngo)
Music, Lyrics, and Orchestration by Alex Ngo Recorded, Edited, and Mixed by Max Addae Poster Design by Peter Stern Narrator - Nicole Goldstein Prince Anthony - Connor O'Loughlin Piano - Alex Ngo Guitar - Sam Schuman Bass - Kamran Curlin Drums - Julian Kaufman Trumpet I - Adam Teske Trumpet II - Cecilia Larson Trombone - Claudia Cangemi Flute - Sara Hedberg Clarinet/Alto Sax - Clara Wolfe Clarinet/Alto Sax - Colin Cahill "Changes" from Retold My life before was adequate, The way I understood. I never thought to question it. I never even thought I could. Each coming day had always gone Just like the day before. It seemed like life would carry on That way forevermore. But then one day I made some changes. I set out on a quest In search of something new. And on the way I went through changes. I got put to the test And learned what I could do. I’ve kept so many safe from harm, And felt the joy it brings. Went toe-to-toe with bandits and A dragon of all things. At last I have a life I’d never trade, And I know it’s from the changes I first made. I’m not sure I can be so bold. I have a role to fill. There’s legacies I must uphold. If I don’t do so, then who will? It’s not the life that I desire. It’s just the life I’ve known. But don’t my people still require A prince upon the throne? But every day We’re making changes. Why should we stop when we’ve Already come this far? So why not stay And make more changes? ‘Cause if you choose to leave Things stay the way they are. And not just for your people, But for you, yourself as well. You’d be just one more prince Like every story that they tell. But heroes have a different path to take. And just think of all the changes We can make. My people have been terrified To do so much as go outside And so their lives have simply been mundane. We’ve tried to grant them some reprieve, But nonetheless they still believe That’s how their lives are destined to remain. But from today Their fortune changes. With both of us around Their fears are far behind. So come what may We’re making changes. We’ll keep them safe and sound From threats of any kind. We’ll start a brand new chapter That has never yet been told Although there is no telling How it’s going to unfold. And after that it’s only more unclear. So the thing that will be strange is How the story rearranges, But no matter what else changes We’ll be here.
Just Another Goodbye
Music, Lyrics, and Orchestration by Alex Ngo Recorded, Edited, and Mixed by Max Addae Cover Art by Jonah Verdon Vocals - Nicole Goldstein Conductor - Alex Ngo Piano - Julian Grabarek Bass - Sam Barr Violin I - Sarah Beth Overcash Violin II - Zoe Dweck Viola - Brian Shoop Flute - Will Adams Clarinet - Emily Hancock Alto Saxophone - Colin Cahill Trombone - Claudia Cangemi "Just Another Goodbye" I assumed I knew how everything would happen When you finally decided to leave. There’d be heartbreak and anger, and tears would be shed. We would argue and scream till our faces turned red. But the final exchange that you gave me instead Was more painful than I could conceive: Just another goodbye. Just another farewell. Just another "Hey, thanks. It was fun for a spell." Have a good one, I guess. See you later, or not. Yes, you told me goodbye, But it's all that I got. We showed up to the restaurant as intended, And sat down at the table I reserved. You casually informed me things had ended, And left before our food was even served. What about all those nights Lying in your embrace? Though you cared for me once, That's no longer the case. But after all the love we've seen How could the end be so routine: Just another farewell, Just another goodbye? Remember back in June how I confided That I had never cared for someone more? I asked you if you felt the same as I did But looking back, I think you just said "Sure." Now I'm wracking my brain As I try to recall Through the years that we shared Did you love me at all? Or was I simply one more fling That you could tell the same old thing? Just another farewell, Just another goodbye?
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