Stop, Time

Song Title : Stop, Time

Show Name : Big the Musical

Character Name : Mrs. Baskin

Gender : Female

Age : Adult

Vocal Part : Alto

Range : G3-D5

Style : Ballad (Contemporary)

Mood : Motherly, Dramatic

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Context & Lyrics


Josh’s mother becomes more aware of how fast Billy and the other kids have grown.

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MRS. BASKIN
Two months old, he looks up at you
How his smile melts your heart
You want to say, “Stop, time”
Don’t move on
Even as you watch that look is gone

Then he’s two, such a little man
So alive and so smart
Again you say, “Stop, time”
Stay just this way
But the future comes and he can’t stay

Nobody warns you of this parent’s paradox
You want your kid to change and grow
But when he does, another child you’ve just begun to know
Leaves forever

Birthdays fly – 7, 8, 9, 10
Every kid he becomes you clutch and say “Stop, time”
Hold this one fast
But it’s not supposed to last
And that time has come and passed
For he’s growing
And he has to go

If I had only stopped the clock four weeks ago
Somehow had frozen time right there
He’d still be here, I’d see his face
I’d hold him in my arms
Safe forever
It can’t be that he’s reached thirteen

Now the real changes start
But he’s not here
“Stop, time”
Don’t rush life so
Bring him back
And then I’ll let him go

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