Newsies Original Broadway Cast - Letter From The Refuge Lyrics




[Crutchie:]
How are you? I'm okay
Guess I wasn't much help yesterday
Snyder soaked me real good with my crutch
Oh yeah, Jack? This is Crutchie by the way

These here guards, they is rude
They say "jump boy, you jump or you're screwed!"
But the food ain't so bad least so far, 'cause so far, they ain't brung us no food!

Ha, ha

I miss the rooftop
Sleeping right out in the open
In your penthouse in the sky
There's a cool breeze blowin' even in July

Any way, so guess what!
There's this secret escape plan I've got!
Tie a sheet to bed, toss the end out the window
Climb down and take off like a shot!

Maybe though, not tonight
I ain't slept, and my leg still ain't right!
But hey, Pulitzer! He's goin' down!
Then Jack, I was thinking we might just go, like you was sayin'

Where it's clean and green and pretty
With no buildings in your way
And your riding Palominos, every day!
Once that train makes

Damn this place

I'll be fine. Good as new
But there's one thing I need ya to do
On the rooftop you said that a fam'ly looks out for each other
So tell all the fellas from me, to protect one another!

The end
Your friend
Your best friend
Your brother
Crutchie





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Newsies Original Broadway Cast Letter From The Refuge Comments
  1. Corbin Cox

    Hello Spotify, put this on spotify

  2. Pigboy123

    Im not crying, you're crying

  3. Internet dog005

    THE CHILLS. I got so many chills and nearly cried :'>

  4. Gabrianna Hosier

    Just so everybody knows....I’m crying

  5. kira taylor

    this song was only put in so that everyone else could change out of tap shoes after King of New York.

  6. Jaisal K

    took me a while to realize he was lip syncing lol

    Life Is Good

    No that's his real voice

  7. Catie Molloy

    I discovered Newsies a few months ago and this song is the best and I can’t live anymore

  8. Olivia McDonald

    ugh it's just so hard to beat Andrew Keenan Bolger nice try tho😂

  9. Sierra Tofte

    [CRUTCHIE, spoken]
    Dear Jack

    (sung)
    How are you? I'm okay
    Guess I wasn't much help yesterday
    Snyder soaked me real good with my crutch
    Oh yeah, Jack, this is Crutchie, by the way

    These here guards, they is rude
    They say "jump", boy, you jump or you're screwed!
    But the food ain't so bad, 'least so far, 'cause so far, they ain't brung us no food!

    (spoken)
    Ha, ha

    (sung)
    I miss the rooftop
    Sleeping right out in the open
    In your penthouse in the sky
    There's a cool breeze blowin', even in July

    Anyway, so guess what!
    There's this secret escape plan I've got!
    Tie a sheet to bed, toss the end out the window
    Climb down then take off like a shot!


    Maybe though, not tonight
    I ain't slept, and my leg still ain't right
    Hey but, Pulitzer, he's goin' down!
    And then Jack, I was thinking we might just go, like you was sayin'

    Where it's clean and green and pretty
    With no buildings in your way
    And you're riding Palominos, every day!
    Once that train makes-

    [BOY]
    Shhh!

    [CRUTCHIE, spoken]
    Damn this place

    [CRUTCHIE, sung]
    I'll be fine, good as new
    But there's one thing I need you to do
    On the rooftop you said that a fam'ly looks out for each other
    So you tell all the fellas from me, to protect one another!

    The end
    Your friend
    Your best friend-
    Your brother
    Crutchie

  10. Gracie Aleksa

    YASSSSSSSS my brother was in newies and it was one of the best musicals i had ever seen and this was one of my favorite songs

  11. Dear Theatrekid

    It‘s really good but in my opinion no one can beat Andrew.

  12. teenie_ cheney_17

    He missed the ha ha

    I am deeply offended

  13. Jahan Zubair

    Andrew Keenan Bolger?

  14. Jahan Zubair

    Where’s Andrew

  15. Kathryn Smith

    0:36 what does that mean

  16. Jewel R

    honestly idk y but this version of Letter from the Refuge is so much sadder than AKB'S version to me

  17. gabi gosey

    WHY AM I JUST NOW SEEING THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Christina Nguyen

    this still gives me chills

  19. May Flora

    Crutchie is just so pure! He gets arrested while watching Jack run off without him, but he doesn't blame Jack, tells him to look after the rest of the Newsies for him, and tries to find a positive side to all the horrible things happening to him. He just has the biggest heart, and yes, I am crying!

  20. 24Leo Chung

    This is so emotional

  21. Redflame

    I love this song. I'm auditioning for Crutchie in my school musical and I'm in love. I hope i do good

  22. Kirsten Warrick

    I love this one even more than Andrew Keenan Bolger's version!😁

  23. Amelia Devina

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  24. Lilia Rappach

    This is such a sad song! But I still love it. Its beautiful!

  25. Ellen Lee

    YES ZACHARY!

  26. Ivan Chavez

    Zach’s is 10x better than the original cast recording BUT no one can deny that Keenan did crutchie right

  27. Leilani Lx

    Make newsies again please

  28. audrie ___

    WOW AN ANGEL

  29. Reagan M

    This is my 2nd favorite Crutchie.[besidesAndrewcauseoriginalisussualymyfav]

  30. Addison Clark

    I hate this and love it at the same time

  31. saammyy baabyy

    my he ar t

  32. Melissa Kinslow

    Okay I was already crying because he looks like an older version of my best friend and I didn't need this but okay

  33. Gryffinerd

    *sobs in newspaper*

  34. Fundez 101

    Not being rude
    But i THINK AKB did better
    But I put you in second place

  35. Brian Eduardo

    lovely.... why is this song not on the album... great song!

  36. Redwolfpup

    I AM GOING TO CRYY

  37. Alexander Laurens

    This scene made me cry in Drama class

    AND HIM SINGING IT MADE ME CRY HARDER

  38. raquel cose

    am i the only one crying by the end of this?

  39. William Daugherty

    Zach... can't believe I hadn't see this video until now. I am SO PROUD of you. I loved it when I saw you do it in performance... I love it even more now that I can appreciate how skillfully you're singing - just piano and voice. You are someone I point to with pride, to my other voice students, and I tell them how hard you worked and how closely you listened. How far you traveled, on your own at 15, to come to NYC to study with me and how you wanted it more than anyone I'd ever met. And you got what you so richly deserve. May you always, my friend. Love you! Bill

  40. Aoife Collins

    Newsies is my all time favourite musical!!! <3<3<3

  41. sophie anne

    i love him but he looks 12

  42. shelbyresz01

    so basically all the crutchie’s can make me cry, good to know

  43. Maryann Koretoff

    OH GOSH OH GOSH DONT CRY DONT CRY

  44. Keziah Schober

    this is nice but this is not Andrew Keegan blogen

  45. Ellie M.

    STOP MAKING ME C R Y

  46. Hailey Jane

    Ok. I love Andrew Keenan-Bolger as crutchie better. He’s been here since 2012. He also actually uses the accent throughout the whole song. And facial expressions. Andrew and Crutchie are just... I don’t know. It’s like Andrew IS Crutchie. I’m really sorry but I just don’t like Zach as Crutchie, but he has potential.

  47. Faith Harden

    This was soooo amazing. You played a great crutchy

  48. NAT THE JEW

    Your voice is amazing I love it and I love the newsie Brothers too

  49. Ivory Tirendei

    Gaddamit he's adorable. I'm sad I wasn't able to watch him as Crutchie

  50. Faith Alexandria

    WHERE WAS THE "HA. HA." ??!!

  51. Rosalie McGowan

    I'm not crying. You're crying.

  52. Jamie_Jewel

    "Your friend. Your best friend. Your brother..." AH MY HEART

  53. amesha tiwari

    didnt need my heart anyway

  54. Kayla M Cook

    Well if he isn't the cutest thing! I've actually not listened to any version of this other than AKB's because I'm a stubborn fansie who only thought she had room for one Crutchie in her heart. This kid's really amazing, too! Glad I listened to this.

  55. Annie Ruygt

    Charming!

  56. Claudia B

    This is really really good.

  57. KrazyKirstie

    When I saw the musical live and the moment where Crutchie was pulled away, I literally got out of my seat and made one of those 'No!' Gasps, and I fucking tried to reach for him. I was crying before Santa Fe.

  58. Sarah & Lizzie Marlin

    I'MMMMMMMMMMMMMM CRRRRYYYYYYIIIINNNNGGGG!!!!!!

  59. K Swinton

    Omgsh. Make it stop. Please. It hurts. Not my Crutchie! Take me instead. *Sobs uncontrollably*

  60. Peyton Fry

    no worries I didn't need my heart anyway...

  61. Emo Hobo

    I feel like this a great song for Monty Green of the sky people

  62. Sarah

    Help me I am obsessed with this man

  63. Bailey Grace Colsh

    I'm so glad they added this into the Live Recording. I loved hearing this version, and it was so satisfying to hear Andrew Keenan-Bolger (the original Crutchie) sing it in the movie theater because it was a song the original Crutchie deserved to have in the musical. It adds more to the story and shows how just awful the Refuge was to those children. This is not a comparison of the two singers, because both played Crutchie in beautifully unique ways and enjoyed hearing both depictions. I'm I just happy this song went into the mainstream Newsies scripts.

  64. Mercedes

    This kid is awesome!!! But, after seeing Andrew do it in cinema and on YouTube, I wish I could see that when it came

  65. Sam Bozaan

    my h e a r t

  66. Lucille Shames

    I saw Newsies in theaters on the 16th and yesterday, and both times I cried when I heard this song.

  67. mags med

    im sobbing

  68. Sofia RG

    dear Jack,

  69. wolfjackle

    So, I managed to go until now not knowing this song existed. Then I saw the theatrical release (which, Oh My God, AWESOME!) and this song came on and I fell in love. Is there anywhere to buy it? Because it is amazing and heartwarming and wonderful.

  70. Sofia RG

    57th time in a row.....

  71. Redwolfpup

    Zachary should have gotten to play Crutchie for newsies live....

  72. Ninisnothere

    I'm not crying, it's fine hehehhe

  73. Bailey Bieganek

    Who else came back to watch zach's version right before newsies live? I have a couple weeks left since I'm in Canada and it comes the week after, but I'm so excited so watch AKB do this. I had to come back and watch Zachary again because he's amazing and adorable and always breaks my heart

  74. Hannah Hamiltrash

    AKB's version of this song is better. He delivered more emotion and feelings to the song, he had the greater performance

  75. Sophia Alvarado

    "So you tell all the fellas for me, to protect one another!!!" (Me: *cries* CRUTCHIE NOOOOOOOOO)

    Emily

    Sophia Alvarado oml I've watched this video god knows how many times and I still get chills

  76. Gryffinerd

    my eyes are leaking

  77. Commytole Toloo

    WHO DARES TO DISLIKE THIS

  78. Haley Schneider

    This is quite possibly my favorite video on the internet :) I love this so much. The end. (your friend, your best friend, your brother, Crutchie)

  79. B David

    💛💛💛You were amazing! This was one of my favorite moments in Newsies!

  80. Allexis Sampson

    Since Newsies ended yesterday I have watched this 3 times

  81. Anna Lachelt

    I love this song so much! Crutchies one of my favorite characters! This song makes me cry every time. I was so lucky I got to see this show on traveling Broadway, highly recommend it to all!

  82. Nicole Costa

    1:39 - Zach´s thumbs up for u this morning, stay safe and have fun

  83. John Nauman

    Way to go, Zachary! Goosebumps and chills. Menken is a genius. You are brilliant!

  84. Protocol Officer

    Thanks dear! This was just lovely. The singer has a future with his diction, emotion and singing, which was decidely in tune all the way through. Good luck to all of you👍🏻

  85. Arriana

    I neeeeed this version on Spotify

  86. Angie H.

    when I recently saw this, I saw Andy as Crutchie. I honestly loved his performance, but Zachary is pretty amazing

    Angie H.

    I've watched this about 10 times just today. Just....... FEEEEELS

  87. Will Jones

    I wish there was a recording of this song on iTunes or Spotify :( I love this song

    Will Jones

    Also, this guy is really talented

  88. Beth Tallman

    I saw this last week and when I heard this song I could not help but cry. I have been listening to this song multiple times every day. I love this song and wish it was on the CD I bought. Maybe they will come out with a new CD with this song on it. Crutchie was always my favorite even in the movie, but now more so in the play.

  89. Rebecca Nielsen

    Dear Jack,
    Greetings from the Refuge.
    How are you? I'm okay.
    Guess I wasn't much help yesterday.
    Snider soaked me real good with my crutch,
    Oh yah Jack, this is Crutchie by the way.
    These here guards, they is rude.
    They say jump boy, you jump, but you're screwed.
    But the food ain't so bad, least so far.
    'Cause so far they ain't brung us no food

    I miss the rooftop,
    Sleeping right out in the open,
    in your penthouse in the sky,
    there's a cool breeze blowing even in July.

    Anyway, so guess what,
    There's this secret escape plan I got.
    Tie a sheet to the bed, toss the end out the window
    climb down then take off like a shot.

    Maybe though, not tonight.
    I ain't slept and my leg's still ain't right.
    But Pulitzer he's going down,
    and then Jack, I was thinking we might just go,
    like you were saying,

    Where it's clean and green and pretty,
    with no buildings in your way.
    And your'e ridin palominos everyday.

    I'll be fine,
    good as new,
    but there's one thing I need you to do.
    On the rooftop you said that a family looks out for each other,
    so you tell all the fellas for me to protect one another.

    The end,
    your friend,
    your best friend.
    Your brother,
    Crutchie.

    Ali Parry

    That a family looks out for each other
    So you tell all the fellas for me to protect one another

    The end

    Your friend
    Your best friend
    Your brother

    Crutchie

    Julianna Rittenberg

    Your friend
    Your best friend
    Your brother

    hahaIneedhelp

    CRUTCHYYY

  90. connie del posso

    zachary! you're literally the best crutchie ever oml this had me in t e a r s

    thekeeper2500

    Constanza Del Posso I feel offended for AKB

    Devin Spins

    Andrew K-B was better

  91. TheSuperHusky1

    This song is amazing, but I am actually falling apart and crying listening to it....... I love newsies

  92. Lara Cromwell

    I'm not sure if I'm crying because of the song or because I know I'll never be this good😭

  93. Bella Rose

    CRUTCHIE!!!!!!

  94. Toni Smith

    Crutchie!! YAAASS!!!

  95. Ember 1899

    So much talent in such a young kid. I loved seeing him the three times I saw the show. I love his voice, and this song always brings tears to my eyes. Although Zachary has left the show, I am not as upset as I was when Dan, Stephanie, and Jacob left. They replaced Zachary with Andy, and I wish I could see Andy as Crutchie, but I can't as there are no more dates close to where I live. Love the song though.

    Bailey Bieganek

    I saw Andy!!!!! This past Saturday. And I hadn't ever heard of this song before. Well, I died in the theatre, then rose from the grave with the specific purpose of finding out why I didn't know it etc. now, I've listened to this song at least twice every day since then, and of course wish I could have seen this cutie⬆️

    taylor

    Ember 1899 ^^ i saw Andy too, he was amazing, i love him so much, Crutchie is my weak spot, and i love every single cast member who has played him, especially Andrew, Zachary and Andy, my boys ❤️

  96. Catty Tamms

    this sounds exactly like santa fe

  97. Rufus

    THE FEELZ!!!!!!!! WHY COULDN'T I HAVE SEEN THIS MUSICAL THIS YEAR INSTEAD OF BEFORE THEY ADDD THIS SONG
    CRUTCHIE IS MY FAVORITE!!!!!!