Showtunes for Every LWOC Mood

When you’re ready to drop out and run away:

How Far I’ll Go – Moana

“See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go”

“Here’s to the ones who dream
Foolish as they may seem
Here’s to the hearts that ache
Here’s to the mess we make”



When you find the class Google Doc:

I️ won’t say (I️’m in Love) – Hercules

“At least out loud I won’t say I’m in love.”

Andante, Andante – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

“Oh, please, don’t let me down.”

You Matter To Me – Waitress

“Because you matter to me
Simple and plain and not much to ask from somebody
You matter to me
I promise you do, you, you matter too
I promise you do, you see?
You matter to me”


When you submit your final paper/project:

Take Me Or Leave Me – RENT
“Take me for what I am
Who I was meant to be
And if you give a damn
Take me baby, or leave me”

Bad Idea – Waitress
“Heart, stop racing
Let’s face it, making mistakes like this will make worse what was already pretty bad
Mind, stop running
It’s time we just let this thing go
It was a pretty good bad idea, wasn’t it though?”


When you stare failure in the face:

Waterloo – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
“My, my
At Waterloo Napoleon did surrender
Oh yeah, and I have met
My destiny in quite a similar way”

“Waterloo, couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo, knowing my fate is to be with you
Woh, woh, woh, woh
Waterloo, finally facing my Waterloo”

She Used to Be Mine – Waitress
“It’s not simple to say
That most days I don’t recognize me”

“It’s not easy to know
I’m not anything like I used to be”

“It’s not what I asked for
Sometimes life just slips in through a back door”

“She’s imperfect but she tries”


When you submit course evaluations:

I’d Rather Be Me – Mean Girls
“So your best friend screwed you over
Acted nice when she’s not nice
Well, I have some advice
‘Cause it’s happened to me. Twice
Here’s my secret strategy
It always works because
The world doesn’t end
It just feels like it does

So raise your right finger
And solemnly swear
“Whatever they say about me
I don’t care!”

I won’t twist in knots to join your game
I will say, “you make me mad.”
And if you treat me bad
I’ll say “you’re bad”

Knowing Me, Knowing You – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

“Here is where the story ends
This is goodbye
Knowing me, knowing you
There is nothing we can do
Knowing me, knowing you
We just have to face it
This time we’re through
Breaking up is never easy, I know
But I have to go
Knowing me, knowing you
It’s the best I can do”



When you finally make it through:

The Winner Takes It All – Mamma Mia!
“I don’t want to talk
About the things we’ve gone through
Though it’s hurting me
Now it’s history
I’ve played all my cards
And that’s what you’ve done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play”

I’m Here – The Color Purple
“I believe I have inside of me
Everything that I need to live a bountiful life
With all the love alive in me
I’ll stand as tall as the tallest tree
And I’m thankful for each day that I’m given
Both the easy and the hard ones I’m livin'”



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