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I've Got a Secret

"I've Got a Secret" is a musical number from the American musical Pokémon Live!. This selection is a trio performed by Delia Ketchum, Misty, and Ash Ketchum.

Context

This song is performed midway through Act 2. Delia and Professor Oak have escaped from Giovanni's secret headquarters and are fleeing through a nearby forest. In the same forest, Brock and Misty are searching for Ash's faithful friend Pikachu, while Ash has wandered off on his own.

"I've Got a Secret" reflects the inner turmoil of the three characters at this moment in the musical. Delia is struggling with the shame of her past as a peripheral member of Team Rocket, and she fears Ash's reaction to this news. Misty wants to reveal her feelings to Ash, but she is also afraid of his reaction. Finally, Ash is grieving for his missing Pikachu, but he simultaneously realizes that he must continue his journey.

Delia's connection to Team Rocket exists only in Pokémon Live, and is nowhere established in the official Japanese canon.

Lyrics

Delia:




Misty:




Delia:




Misty:




Delia & Misty:








Ash:








Delia & Misty:
Ash:
Delia & Misty:
Ash:
Delia & Misty:
Ash:
Delia & Misty:
Ash:
Delia & Misty:
Ash:
Delia & Misty:
Ash:
Delia & Misty:
Ash:
All:
I can never tell him
what happened long ago.
The truth about my past
is something he should never know.

I can never tell him
my feelings deep inside.
The truth within my heart
is something I must always hide.

His whole life lies ahead,
so much training to be done.
And as his mother I'll protect
the future for my son.

His love is overwhelming,
in its light I'd like to be.
But he shares it all with Pokémon,
there's just no room for me.

I've got a secret
that tears up my soul,
and keeping it hidden
has taken its toll.
I can't tell the truth
'cause he might turn away.
So I'll keep this secret,
it's better that way.

Each end's a new beginning,
every darkness has its dawn.
Tears can't fall forever
so now I must move on.
My hopes are still the same
for the man I'd like to be,
and I will make those dreams come true -
just you wait and see!

I've got a secret
(There's no turning back,)
that tears up my soul,
(there's no giving up.)
and keeping it hidden
(Life still goes on)
has taken its toll.
(no matter how tough.)
I can't tell the truth
(I'm gonna miss you)
cause he might turn away.
(more and more each day)
So I'll keep this secret,
(but I'll keep on going,)
it's better that way.
Characters: AshMistyBrockPikachuJessieJamesMeowthGiovanniMechaMew2DeliaProfessor Oak
Songs: You & Me & PokémonIt Will All Be MineMy Best FriendsEverything ChangesMisty's SongThe Best at Being the WorstPikachu (I Choose You)What Kind of Pokémon Are You?The Time Has ComeDouble TroubleTwo Perfect GirlsI've Got a SecretYou Just Can't WinFinale


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Last modified on 27 July 2014, at 14:49