Stars and the Moon: Top Ten Songs By Jason Robert Brown

By Ben Rimalower
10 May 2014

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7. "Do It Alone" from Parade

I'm always particularly taken with songs that function seamlessly as dramatic text. This is certainly true of the confrontational "Do It Alone" from Parade. Lucille Frank loves her husband and fights desperately to save his name and his life, even when he belittles her struggle. This moment when she turns her frustration back on him with insight, elegance and force is a gem.