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​The Confrontation

This song is by Claire Moore and Peter Polycarpou & Ensemble and appears on the musical soundtrack Miss Saigon (1989).

Chris
We could not find her anywhere
Honey, what's wrong?

Ellen
Kim was here-
The one who had to tell her was me

John
Oh, my god, it's my fault

Chris
I knew we were gone too long!

Ellen
No, I think it's exactly what I had to see
There are some things you left out
All right
She wants her husband to go to her
Place tonight

Chris
That's not how things were, I just
Promised her

John
It's the same to her

Ellen
Don't explaain
There's nothing you can say
It's like she went insane
She tried to give away
Her own child

John
She wants her son to be an American boy

Ellen
Don't you see, she still thinks
She's married to you
You must tell her she's not
She must hear it from you
'Course it only depends if it's true

Chris
Please don't doubt me, Ellen
You're my wife
Lots of guys came back
And had no life
I had you

Ellen
You can say what you want,
But she's borne you a son
In your nightmares
The name that you shouted was hers
You've been with me two years and not shared things
You've done
Don't hold back
Let me see
Is it her now
Or me?

Chris
Let me tell you the way it was
Back when I was a different man
Back when I didn't have a clue who I am
The feelings locked behind a dam
That kept me there in Vietnam

There in the shambles of a war
I found what I was looking for
Saigon was crazed, but she was real
And for one moment I could feel

I saw a world I never knew
And through her eyes I suffered, too
In spite of all the things that were
I started to believe in her

So I wanted to save her, protect her,
Christ I'm American
How could I fail to do good
All I made was a mess, just like everyone else,
In a place full of mystery
That I never once understood
I wanted back a world I knew
The story of my life began again-with you

Ellen (Chris)
It's all right now (Oh Ellen, I should have told you)
I'm with you
We'll get through this (Will you ever, ever trust me again?)
We'll pull through
All I want (All I have)
In my life (In my life now)
Is you (is you)