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The oldest known recording of this song appears on the never officially released 1987 Demo recording. It is unchanged in most later versions.

LyricsEdit

STRIDE

Lisa Carew, can this be you?

What kind of man is this you've taken?

Can you not see the kind of life

that this would be - you are mistaken!



Time to awaken before it's too late,

before you forever determine your fate!



LISA

But Simon, you knew: I had to be free.

What I choose to do is decided by me!

Ever since my mother died

My father, bless his darling heart,

Has treated me as though I'm still young child.

Maybe his idea was just to wait until I grew up

and then look at me and hope that I'd be her ...



It's easy to accept this from a father -

he'd rather things remained the way they were.

But when it comes to marriage,

I must pick whom I prefer!



I am not the weak young thing you're seeking, Simon,

someone seventeen, obedient and sweet.

I am not the protegee to waste your time on -

I'm complete!

In Henry's eyes I see what I am meant to be!



STRIDE

Lisa, listen to me!



LISA

Simon, enough!

There's nothing more!

Don't be a bore!

You have your answer!

That's how things are!

Will always be!

You had your chance, Sir, with me!



STRIDE

Someday you'll regret what you just said to me!

Lisa...



LISA

We'll see, Sir!



External LinksEdit

Listen to it on Youtube Lisa's Reasons - Jekyll And Hyde 1987 Demo