Johnny Santiago

Johnny Santiago

A Waterways Project Publication

Richard Spiegel Barbara Fisher codirectors Thomas Perry assistant

Ellen Kirshbaum, Principal Public School Repertory Company

Stephen E. Phillips, Superintendent, Alternative High Schools & Programs

with funding support from NYS Council on the Arts

© 1996 Ten Penny Players


Every single night I close my eyes and I fall asleep.

I start dreaming of you and me; and in our fantasy I feel so happy

until I wake up then I realize it's only a dream.


Believe in Yourself

All alone in the world wondering about yourself with problems on your mind with no one to find

to help you.

You were always told that you'll be alone with no one to hold without any hope, but that's not true.

You always believe everyone else, butfor once in your life

believe in yourself.


Forgive Me

Forgive me for my mistake. Forgive me for playing games. Forgive me for causing you pain. Forgive me I won't be the same. Forgive me I'll try to change. Forgive me I'll prove to you. Forgive me 'cause I could be true.

You Mean the World to Me

I want you to know

I will never let you go.

I will never trade you for anyone in this world.

My love is very strong.

My heart won't do you wrong. You're all I ever need.

You mean the world to me.


Valentine's Day

What a beautiful loving Valentine's Day it is; full of passion,

hugs and kisses;

full of joy,

surprises and happiness.

Thinking of You

) )

Everywhere I go, I think of you. Everywhere I look, I see you.

I can't get you out of my mind.

You're in my heart pounding a thousand


Just remember, my love,

you can't be erased or even replaced; and that our sweet memories

will always remain.



Thank You

When I was drowning on my bloody tears you held me through

those nightmares and fears.

Thank you for being there by my side through the pain and sorrow that had shown in my eyes ...

When I had fallen you helped me rise. When I was dying

you helped me survive.

Thank you for saving my life ...

You've been so loving and reasonable to me.

You've been so understanding, especially of my needs;


when I was blind you helped me see;

now I see life through your eyes; how beautiful it is.

Holding you in my arms

making me feel secure and loved and being with you I know

no one would ever do me harm so let's run away from them let's get away as far as we can where no one could find us

and try to separate us once again.

Tears of painful love that we've cried; tears that won't stop falling from our eyes. But I promise you

we shall never give up. We'll fight till the end



to succeed with this painful love. "