Balcony Scene lyrics
A Back Alley - 11:00 p.m.
(Maria appears at the window above him which
opens onto the escape.)
TONY: Maria, Maria...
TONY: Come down!
MARIA: Please if Bernardo!
TONY: He's at the dance. Come down!
MARIA: He will soon bring Anita home!
TONY: Just for a minute...
MARIA(smiles): A minute is not enough
TONY(smiles): For an hour then...
MARIA: I cannot!
TONY: For ever!
TONY: Then I'm coming up
WOMAN'S VOICE(from the offstage apartment): Maria!
MARIA: Momentito, Mama...
TONY (climbing up): Maria, Maria...
MARIA: Caladito! (reaching her hand out to stop him) Ssh!
TONY (grabbing her hand): Ssh!
MARIA: It is dangerous.
TONY: I'm not "one of them".
MARIA: You are; but to me, you are not. Just as I
am one of them... (gestures inside)
TONY: To me, you are all the... (She covers his
mouth with her hand.)
MAN'S VOICE (from the unseen apartment):
MARIA: Si, ya vengo, Papa!
MARIA: His pet name for me.
TONY: I like him. He will like me.
MARIA: No. He is like Bernardo: afraid. Imagine
being afraid of you!
TONY: You see?
MARIA (touching his face): I see you.
TONY: See only me.