"Requiem" is the fifth song in the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack and the fifth song in Act One of the musical.
Zoe, Larry, and Cynthia are singing about Connor. This song is about how the family refuses to mourn Connor's death from their different perspectives.
[ZOE] Why should I play this game of pretend Remembering through a secondhand sorrow? Such a great son and wonderful friend Oh, don't the tears just pour?
I could curl up and hide in my room There in my bed still sobbing tomorrow I could give in to all of the gloom But tell me, tell me what for?
Why should I have a Heavy heart? Why should I start to break in pieces? Why should I go and fall apart for you?
Why Should I play the grieving girl and lie?
Saying that I miss you and that my World has gone dark without your light I will sing no requiem tonight
[LARRY] I gave you the world, you threw it away Leaving these broken pieces behind you Ev'rything wasted, nothing to say So I can sing no requiem
[CYNTHIA] I hear your voice and feel you near Within these words I finally find you And now that I know that you are still here I will sing no requiem
[ZOE/LARRY] Why should I have a heavy heart?
Why should I say
I'll keep you with me? Why should I go and Fall apart for you?
Why Should I play the grieving Girl and lie? Saying that I miss you And that
[ZOE] My world has gone dark
Without Your light I will sing no requiem Tonight 'Cause when the villains fall The kingdoms never weep No one lights A candle to remember No, no one mourns at all When they lay them down To sleep
So don't tell me that I Didn't have it right Don't tell me that it Wasn't black and white
After all you put me through Don't say it wasn't true That you were not the monster That I knew
'Cause I Cannot play the grieving girl and lie Saying that I miss you And that my world has gone dark...