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Track Number

19

Length

6:07

Lyrics

Pleading Eyes

Melody

MercuryKitten, Pleading Eyes

Instrumental

MercuryKitten

Beautiful Christmas Day is the Act III opener. Following a dark and confusing scene in which we assume a man has just been shot, the song begins with a yearning for snow, which gradually grows into a cheerful ‘Christmassy’ song. Maya and Gumshoe both express an abundance of holiday spirit and hopes for the future. Phoenix is the black sheep, struggling with an inexplicable sense of impending dread. By the end of the song the tone turns ominous, as Gumshoe bursts into the Wright & Co. Law Offices to reveal that Edgeworth has just been arrested for murder.


Reprises: August Day


Cast:

Phoenix Wright, Maya Fey, Dick Gumshoe

Lyrics:


GUMSHOE: [sung]
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…
But then again, aren’t we all?
Wouldn’t it be nice
If instead of rain and ice
A fluffy, cleansing snow started to fall?

Christmas Bells are ringing
Carolers are singing
And here I am again without a penny to my name
My tree’s less than two feet
Ramen’s all I have to eat
It seems like things will always be the same

Alone in my small tower
Those Christmas bells sound sour
Every year, it has played the same way
But still I keep on smiling
As long as those bells are chiming
'Cause I believe, that things could change, 
On this beautiful Christmas day…


MAYA: I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…

[spoken rhythmically]
C’mon Nick, help me hang the star!    

       

PHOENIX: [spoken]
It doesn't snow here, Maya.     

       

MAYA: I know. But... 

[sung]
Wouldn't it be nice
If instead of rain and ice
Snow traveled down from afar!

[spoken]
It snows up in the mountains, you know!     

       

PHOENIX: Yeah, and it melts into horrible, cold rain on the way down.

       

MAYA: Niiick! Where’s your holiday spirit?    

       

PHOENIX: Hey!     

       

MAYA (PHOENIX): [sung]
C’mon St. Nick (Cute…)
Pack up for your trip
Because we’ve got a long way
To go, don’t you know?
Before it starts to snow (It doesn’t snow!)
On this beautiful Christmas day!

It’s that time of year
Filled with warmth and cheer
It’s almost like the world stops to breathe a sigh (Sigh…)
Listen, hear them sing
How those Christmas bells ring
And you know everything is gonna be alright…


PHOENIX: [spoken] Maybe... 

   

MAYA: Bah, humbug! What's got you so down, Nick? 

   

PHOENIX: I'm sorry, Maya, it's just...  

[sung] 
Here, having a Fey/Wright Christmas
It just feels somehow out of form
With cheer I should be reeling
But I cannot shake the feeling
That this is all the calm before the storm

   

MAYA: [cheerily]
Storms bring snow!
Storms bring-- 

   

PHOENIX: No investigative capers
All this time just filing papers
Everything’s going our way
I'm not really sure why
But I feel something's awry
On this beautiful Christmas day…


MAYA: [spoken]
Oh Nick, you’re being paranoid! If you don’t ask for miracles on Christmas, when can you ask for them?

   

PHOENIX: When indeed...?

PHOENIX: Here, having a Fey/Wright Christmas
It just feels somehow out of form
With cheer I should be reeling
But I cannot shake the feeling
That this is all the calm before the storm

GUMSHOE: I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…
Just like the ones the carols know
Wouldn’t it be nice
If instead of rain and ice
A dark and distant storm brought in the snow?

GUMSHOE: [spoken, on the phone]
Gumshoe here. ...Mr. Edgeworth has been WHAT?!

MAYA: It’s that time of year
Filled with warmth and cheer
It’s almost like the world stops to breathe a sigh
Listen, hear them sing
How those Christmas bells ring

GUMSHOE:  Those Christmas bells sound sour
Like they’re counting down the hour
Till everything crumbles away
The world’s teeming with life
No one expects the drop of the knife...

MAYA: And everything will be alright...     

       

PHOENIX/MAYA: On this beautiful Christmas...!     

       

GUMSHOE: [spoken, interrupting] Hey!     

       

PHOENIX: Detective Gumshoe? You know a knock would’ve sufficed—

       

GUMSHOE: No, no time for that, pal! Somethin’ urgent just happened!

       

MAYA: Merry Christmas, Detective! Hey, where’s my present, pal?

       

GUMSHOE: Whoa, first of all, don't say "pal". That's MY endearing character trait. And second, take a look at this!

       

PHOENIX: “Foul Play at Gourd Lake: Miles Edgeworth... Arrested?! The young prosecutor, known for his tough stance on crime, was arrested this morning due to suspicious circumstances surrounding the discovery of an unidentified body in Gourd Lake.” W-what?!

   

MAYA: No way! Nick, how could this happen!?

   

PHOENIX: I… I guess I was right.

   

MAYA: [sung]
Will it turn out alright...?

   

PHOENIX/GUMSHOE: I can't believe
How things have changed

   

PHOENIX/MAYA/ GUMSHOE:

On this ominous...
Christmas day!

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