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Atomic: Randy Harrison, Jeremy Kushnier, Sara Gettelfinger Sing “Only Numbers”

In Atomic, a musical about the making of the atomic bomb and its aftermath, Jeremy Kushnier portrays Einstein pupil, nuclear physicist Leo Szilard, who helped create the bomb and then tried to stop its use. Sara Gettelfinger portrays his wife, and Randy Harrison plays Paul Tibbets, the pilot who drops the bomb on Japan.

Together they sang “Only Numbers” at the Broadway in Bryant Park lunchtime concert. Below the video are the lyrics.

 

ONLY NUMBERS

 

PAUL
THOSE PEOPLE DOWN BELOW, JUST NUMBERS

NOBODY THAT I KNOW, JUST NUMBERS
IT WASN’T ME THAT MADE THE CALL
BUT IF IT ENDS THE WAR THEN I’M GIVING IT MY ALL.

TRUDE
COUNT THE DEAD IN THE ROAD TOLL, JUST NUMBERS

SAME AS LAST YEAR MAYBE MORE, JUST NUMBERS. IT’S ONE THING WHEN THE NUMBER’S IN THE NEWS ANOTHER WHEN HE’S EVERYTHING TO YOU.

LEO
THE SECONDS OF A LIFE, JUST NUMBERS

PEOPLE ALWAYS DIE, JUST NUMBERS
IF WE DON’T FIGHT, WHAT DO WE GAIN? A FEW MORE MONTHS OF HURT AND PAIN.

PAUL
Target confirmed. Drop when ready.

ALL
WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS YOU HAVE TO DO

TAKE A BREATH, CLOSE YOUR EYES TRY AND SEE IT THROUGH

TALK ALL YOU WANT, HERE AT THE END WHEN IT’S LIFE OR DEATH, YOU OR THEM SOMEONE’S GOT TO LOSE
ONLY NUMBERS,

LEO IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE.

ALL THEY’RE ONLY NUMBERS,

PAUL PLAY OR LOSE.

ALL ONLY NUMBERS,

TRUDE WE’VE GOT TO TRY.

LEO
THE DAY WE DON’T FIGHT IS THE DAY THAT WE DIE.

TRUDE
WHEN THE NUMBER HAS A NAME

AND THE NUMBER HAS A FACE

 WHEN THE NUMBER IS YOUR LIFE

AND IT CANNOT BE REPLACED

LEO
NUMBERS, WHEN YOU’VE DONE ALL YOU CAN DO

TRUDE
ONLY NUMBERS, AND SAID ALL YOU CAN SAY

ALL TAKE A BREATH

CLOSE YOUR EYES
BLOW A MILLION DREAMS AWAY.

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About New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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