“The Greatest Showman” Challenge – Day 4

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Challenge, Day 4: ” Rewrite the Stars “

What if we rewrite the stars? The fourth day of our challenge starts with this question, and with the song “Rewrite the Stars.”

Rewriting the stars is the metaphor used to express a key concept when it comes to personal growth: that of changing one’s destiny. “Rewriting the stars” makes the verse to the expression “what is written in the stars,” to what is considered predetermined by the sky or by the cards.

It’s an invitation to Shake things Up. It is an invitation not to accept what apparently may seem written in destiny, considering it immutable. It is an invitation to go beyond uncertainties and prejudices to affirm what one believes.

It is an invitation to grab with both hands!

Day 4 – Rewrite the Stars

Zac Efron, Zendaya

You know I want you. It’s not a secret I try to hide. I know you want me. So don’t keep saying our hands are tied. You claim it’s not in the cards. Fate is pulling you miles away. And out of reach from me. But you’re here in my heart. So who can stop me if I decide. That you’re my destiny?

What if we rewrite the stars? Say you were made to be mine. Nothing could keep us apart. You’d be the one I was meant to find. It’s up to you, and it’s up to me. No one can say what we get to be. So why don’t we rewrite the stars? Maybe the world could be ours. Tonight.

You think it’s easy. You think I don’t want to run to you. But there are mountains. And there are doors that we can’t walk through. I know you’re wondering why. Because we’re able to be. Just you and me. Within these walls. But when we go outside. You’re going to wake up and see that it was hopeless after all.

No one can rewrite the stars. How can you say you’ll be mine? Everything keeps us apart. And I’m not the one you were meant to find. It’s not up to you. It’s not up to me. When everyone tells us what we can be. How can we rewrite the stars? Say that the world can be ours. Tonight.

All I want is to fly with you. All I want is to fall with you. So just give me all of you. It feels impossible (it’s not impossible). Is it impossible? Say that it’s possible. How do we rewrite the stars? Say you were made to be mine? Nothing can keep us apart. ‘Cause you are the one I was meant to find. It’s up to you. And it’s up to me. No one can say what we get to be. And why don’t we rewrite the stars? Changing the world to be ours.

You know I want you. It’s not a secret I try to hide. But I can’t have you. We’re bound to break and my hands are tied.

 

Songwriters: Benj Pasek / Justin Paul

Rewrite the Stars lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Fox Music, Inc


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