we love you, we love you, don't leave, we love you

center stage, lights glaring upon your very being,
years ago, nothing like this would have mattered,
you didn't matter.

not to yourself, not to the world.
now the world is begging you not to cry,
but as you raise your arm, for one last salute

you can't help the liquid from filling your eye

we love you, please, don't go!

they're begging, but you gave your word,
they're crying, and so are you.

i'm sorry, i love you.

you whisper so faintly,
no one hears you through the roar.

decades of you gracing that stage,
you made somebody out of a nobody.

we love you, we love you.