(The lights rise on the Painted Mask Café were the STUDENTS are assembled.  TRANNS enters.)

CATLYN
At the high point the sections are prepared!

DANA
At rue de Bac they're straining at the leash!

GOHAN
Students, workers, everyone
There's a river on the run
Like the flowing of the tide
Hyrule coming to our side!

ADEN
The time is near...
So near…it's stirring the blood in their veins!
And yet beware...
Don't let the wine go to your brains!
For the army we fight is a dangerous foe
With the men and the arms that we never can match
Oh, it's easy to sit here and swat 'em like flies
But the national guard will be harder to catch.
We need a sign to rally the people
To call them to arms, to bring them in line!

(JACOB enters.)

Jacob, you're late.

DANA
What's wrong today? You look as if you've seen a ghost.

SHANLEIGH
Some wine and say what's going on!

JACOB
A ghost you say...a ghost maybe
She was just like a ghost to me
One minute there, and she was gone!

SHANLEIGH
I am agog!  I am aghast!
Is Brother Jake in love at last?
I have never heard him `ooh' and `aah'
You talk of battles to be won
But here he comes like King Harkin
It's better than an o-per-a!

ADEN
It is time for us all to decide who we are...
Do we fight for the right to a night at the opera now?
Have you asked of yourselves
What's the price you might pay?
Is it simply a game for rich young boys to play?
The color of the world
Is changing day by day...
Red - the blood of angry men!
Black - the dark of ages past!
Red - a world about to dawn!
Black - the night that ends at last!

JACOB
Had you been there tonight
You might know how it feels
To be struck to the bone
In a moment of breathless delight!
Had you been there tonight
You might also have known
How the world may be changed
In just one burst of light!
And what was right seems wrong
And what was wrong seems right...

SHANLEIGH
Red...

JACOB
I feel my soul on fire!

SHANLEIGH
Black...

JACOB
My world if she's not there...

STUDENTS
Red...

JACOB
The color of desire!

STUDENTS
Black...

JACOB
The color of despair!

ADEN
Brother Jake, you're no longer a child
I do not doubt you mean it well
But now there is a higher call
Who cares about your lonely soul?
We strive toward a larger goal
Our little lives don't count at all!

STUDENTS
Red - the blood of angry men!
Black - the dark of ages past!
Red - a world about to dawn!
Black - the night that ends at last!