musical: the last five years

  • <p> <b>My Brain:</b> How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a- HEYYYYY HEYYY shiksa goddess I've been waiting for someone like you I dreamed a dream of endless summerrrrrPOPular you're gonna be popUUlar IM A DEAD GIRL WALKING springggg and summmmerrrr EVERY OTHER DAYYYYY 525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear NINETY-SIX THOUSAND the green green dress, twenty buttons and a strap who lives, who dies who tells your stooooorrrryyyy...<p/><b>Me:</b> Hold on, those weren't the right lyrics.<p/></p>

okay but have you considered: Hamilton and Eliza’s relationship in “The Last Five Years order” (Eliza’s storyline starting at the end and moving backward, Hamilton’s storyline starting at the beginning and moving forward)

  1. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? – Eliza
  2. A Winter’s Ball – Hamilton
  3. Burn – Eliza
  4. Story of Tonight (reprise) – Hamilton
  5. Take a Break – Both
  6. That Would Be Enough – Eliza
  7. Say No to This – Hamilton
  8. Helpless – Eliza
  9. Best of Wives and Best of Women – Hamilton

I put it into a nice neat playlist for you all to listen and cry along [x]

I’m sorry and you’re welcome.

Alternate names for The Last Five Years songs

In Case You Thought This Was Going to End Well (Still Hurting)

The Art of Confusing Lust for Love: By Jamie (Shiksa Goddess)

Could You Maybe Put the Tinniest Bit of Effort into Salvaging This Relationship, Jamie? (See I’m Smiling)

Wow, Life is Awesome and I’m Awesome (Moving Too Fast)

I’m Not Resentful of Your Success (A Part of That)

A Very Odd and Somehow Uplifting Nonsense Story (The Schmuel Song)

I Really, Really Hate It Here (A Summer in Ohio)

It’s Sweet Until You Remember That They Break Up (The Next Ten Minutes)

I Wish Other Girls Weren’t So Hot, by Jamie/ Anxiety and Failure: Auditions, by Cathy (A Miracle Would Happen/When You Come Home to Me)

Okay, I’m A Little Resentful of Your Success (Climbing Uphill)

No, You’re Really Resentful of My Success (If I Didn’t Believe in You)

Back to the Honeymoon Phase (I Can Do Better Than That)

Angsty Cheating: You Brought This On Yourself (Nobody Needs to Know)

This Juxtaposition is Going to Kill Me, Holy Shit (Goodbye Until Tomorrow/ I Could Never Rescue You)

I swear to God, I’ll never understand how you can stand there straight and tall and see I’m crying and not do anything at all.
—  The Last Five Years (2014)

when jeremy jordan’s voice does that thing where it soars up impossibly high and just, like,,, stays there for an impossibly long amount of time and spreads its wings to encompass and embrace and protect all of mankind while the instrumental is flying around underneath it trailing beautifully colored ribbons and banners and celebrating the glory and power it brings

Or that thing where it’s hopelessly high but it’s soft and gentle like a shooting star appearing in your sky for a split second before vanishing into the night

Or that thing where it’s bouncing with energy and confidence and laughing at the world and shaping the lyrics like they’re everything he’s ever wanted and he’s got then in his grip

  • me: there is no villain in tl5y. both leads are sympathetic but flawed, and in the end, jamie and cathy were both at fault for their marriage failing and they just weren't suited for each other
  • me to me: ok but he literally cheated on her and then lied about it before dumping her via a letter instead of admitting what he did and ending their FIVE YEAR RELATIONSHIP face to face because apparently he didn't think she was worth the effort of dumping her in person???
  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she thinks: What happened to Cathy at the end of The Last Five Years? I mean Jamie said that he closed the bank account, he left her in an house she couldn't afford, he pushed her to quit her job, she probably had no one in the city and she had no help nor money. What did she do? Did she quit her dreams and went back to her family? Did she find another shitty job in the city? Did she find someone better to love? Did she become an actress?