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Light At The End Of The Tunnel

This song is by Andrew Lloyd Webber and appears on the musical soundtrack Starlight Express (Original London Cast) (1984).

Company
Well done, rusty, king of the track
Well done, rusty, king of the track

Ashley
I love it when romance occurs on the railroad
The steamer she dreamed of turns up right on time
Now steam is the winner
Now steam's back in style
Maybe smokers might rate an occasional smile

Dinah
Greaseball you're hurt

Greaseball
No dinah, please don't cry
I'm washed up, I'm finished
And gee, down am i
I'm..., I don't know how to tell it

Dinah
Come on, greaseball, you can spell it

Greaseball
Ok dinah, I'm s o r r r y

Poppa
You could be converted

Greaseball
Whaddya mean

Poppa
Rebuilt, with a new and better form of power

Electra
You mean I could be converted to steam

Poppa
Sure could
And with steam you'd be under your own control

Control
Engines must obey control!
Engines must obey control!
Do what you're told!

Company
Shut it control!

Poppa
Diesel is for unbelievers
Electricity is wrong
Steam has got the power that will pull us along

There's a light at the end of the tunnel
There's a light at the end of the tunnel
The inside might be as black as the night
But there's a light at the end of the tunnel
There's a light at the end of the tunnel
The inside might be as black as the night
But at the end of the tunnel there's a light

It's the power of james watt, the steaming scot

Belle
The man who watched the pot
And said "hey, I've got a brilliant plot
When the steam is hot
It seems to make a lot of power"

Poppa
It could turn a wheel

Company
Lots of power

Poppa
It can drive it down the track

Company
Tickety-tack, tickety-tack

Poppa
It could drive it with a beat

Company
Choo choo choo
With enough left over for a woo-woo

He saw the light at the end of the tunnel
He saw the light at the end of the tunnel
Thanks james watt for watching that pot
He saw the light at the end of the tunnel
He saw the light at the end of the tunnel
The inside might be as black as the night
But at the end of the tunnel there's a light

Poppa
There are dark days ahead when the power goes dead
When the oil runs dry what can we try?

Belle
We could use the sunlight

Poppa
But it don't shine at night

Belle
Electricity is fine

Poppa
Till there's leaves on the line

Belle
Nuclear fission

Poppa
Makes nasty emissions

Company
Oh yeah

Poppa
Once again the pistons will be humming
Steam will have a second coming

Company
We see the light at the end of the tunnel
We see the light at the end of the tunnel
When that angel gabriel blows his magic toot
You see the light at the end of the tunnel
You see the light at the end of the tunnel
So let the water boil
Goodbye to oil
At the end of the tunnel there's a light

You see the light at the end of the tunnel
You see the light at the end of the tunnel
When that angel gabriel blows his magic toot
You see the light at the end of the tunnel
You see the light at the end of the tunnel
We see the distant gleam
That tells you its steam
At the end of the tunnel there's a light

Starlight!