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Song Discussion: "Learn Your Lessons Well" 
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Post Song Discussion: "Learn Your Lessons Well"
By far, one of the most underrated Godspell songs. It has a bouncy 'show' tempo and some of Schwartz's best lyrics. But of course it needs to be said: it's entirely too short! It would be even more enjoyable and effective if there was another verse or two. Also, I think it's one of the few songs in the show that is gender reversible; I've heard men sing it in several cabarets and it's equally as wonderful! And upon seeing the movie, I wish it was included, because it made Gilmer the only female character to not have a solo. So, who else loves "Lessons"?

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It's actually a little longer in the Broadway revival; as seen in the Schwartz coffee table book, Defying Gravity, Schwartz musicalized the "lamp is the body of the eye" speech, now called "The Lamp," as part of the song, rather than having a weird monologue and cheap sight gag (literally) block up the song.

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