Like a God

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Like a God

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Mei-Li returns, telling Ta that “the love of the flower boat maiden does not turn the scholar into a god. He has always been a god.” Acknowledging and declaring his love for Mei Li, Ta finally recognizes his own strength.

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“Like a God” LYRICS

Am I the man that you love?
If that is true,
I am more,
Something beyond and above
The man that I was before.

Like a god
With my head above the trees,
I can walk with a godlike stride.
With a step I can clear the seven seas,
When I know you are by my side.

Like a god
With a mountain in my hand
And my arm thrown around the sky—
All the world
Can be mine at my command,
When you’re near and I hear you sigh.

When you’re near and I hear you sigh,
There is no sweeter song I know.
With a heart full of hope I fly,
Higher I go,
Stronger I grow!

Like a god
I can tear away the mist
From the sky when you want it blue.
In the wake of the mist
Like a goddess you’ll be kissed
By a god in love with you.