Carrie Ferguson

Lend Me Your Glasses

03:01
Carrie Ferguson and Piti Theatre

Story

This is a song from a play we did in 2015 about Massachusetts History, at Colraine Central School in Colraine, MA. While we were working on the project the issue of perspective came up, specifically, whose voice (with its own opinions and biases) is being used to tell the story.  This song was written to address that issue.

In this scene, some students and their teacher have been asked to help excavate an old time capsule.  In it they find a box full of different pairs of glasses, all made in different colors and shapes.

Lyrics

LEND ME YOUR GLASSES


EVERYBODY SEES
THE WORLD THROUGH THEIR OWN LENS
EVERYBODY HAS
THEIR OWN CHALLENGES AND FRIENDS

LEND ME YOUR GLASSES
I'LL GIVE MINE TO YOU
LETS SHARE OUR GLASSES
YELLOW GREEN AND BLUE

TALK TO ME
ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE
TALK TO ME
LETS SHARE OUR HISTORY

WE’LL TRY TO SEE
ALL THE POINTS OF VIEW
BEFORE WE CHOOSE
WHAT WE WANT TO DO

EVERYBODY SEES
THE WORLD THROUGH THEIR OWN LENS
EVERYBODY HAS
THEIR OWN CHALLENGES AND FRIENDS

LEND ME YOUR GLASSES
I'LL GIVE MINE TO YOU
LETS SHARE OUR GLASSES
YELLOW GREEN AND BLUE

HISTORY HAS HAPPENED
AND WE CAN'T GO BACK
BUT WE CAN  LEARN
FROM THE PAST

WHO TELLS THE STORY?
WHO MAKES THE CHOICE?
EVERYONE
SHOULD HAVE A VOICE!

(quietly)
LEND ME YOUR GLASSES
HELP ME LEARN WHAT YOU SEE
LEND ME YOUR GLASSES
LET’S SEE WHAT THE WORLD CAN BE

(louder)
LEND ME YOUR GLASSES
HELP ME LEARN WHAT YOU SEE
LEND ME YOUR GLASSES
LETS SEE WHAT THE WORLD CAN BE

(teacher)
THANK YOU FOR SHARING
YOUR TIME WITH US
DONT FORGET YOUR GLASSES
LETS GET BACK ON THE BUS

LETS SHARE OUR GLASSES
WE’LL CLEAN THE LENS
LETS SHARE OUR GLASSES
SO WE CAN BE FRIENDS

EVERYBODY SEES
THE WORLD IN THEIR OWN WAY
SO MANY WAYS TO BE
LETS SHARE OUR GLASSES RIGHT AWAY