Newsies Original Broadway Cast - Santa Fe Lyrics




[Jack:]
Folks, we finally got our headline
"Newsies Crushed as Bulls Attack"
Crutchie's calling me
Dumb crip's just too damn slow

Guys are fightin', bleedin', fallin'
Thanks to good ole' Captain Jack
Captain Jack just wants to close his eyes and go!

Let me go
Far away
Somewhere they won't ever find me, and tomorrow won't remind me of today
And the city's finally sleepin'
And the moon looks old and grey
I get on a train that's bound for Santa Fe

And I'm gone
And I'm done
No more running. No more lying
No more fat old man denying me my pay
Just a moon so big and yellow, it turns night right into day
Dreams come true. Yeah they do. In Santa Fe

Where does it say you gotta live and die here?
Where does it say a guy can't catch a break?
Why should you only take what you're given?
Why should you spend your whole life living trapped where there ain't no future
Even at 17!
Breaking your back for someone else's sake!
If the life don't seem to suit you, how about a change of scene?
Far from the lousy headlines, and the deadlines in between

Santa Fe, my old friend
I can't spend my whole life dreaming
Though I know that's all I seem inclined to do
I ain't getting any younger
And I wanna start brand new

I need space. And fresh air
Let 'em laugh in my face. I don't care
Save my place, I'll be there
Just be real is all I'm asking
Not some painting in my head
Cause I'm dead if I can't count on you today
I got nothing if I ain't got Santa Fe





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Newsies Original Broadway Cast Santa Fe Comments
  1. Gerald Puder Gotay

    SANTA FE

  2. Lucy Hall

    Is no one gonna mention the flute crack in the background at 3:01?

  3. Julia

    I’m so excited to be playing Jack at my college!! I aspire to nail this song like Jeremy :)

  4. Emma Carson

    Sometimes I wish I could just say five Jack Kelly a great big hug. 😢😭

  5. Audrey V

    I LOVE JEREMY JORDAN....HES MY BAE 😘😘☺☺☺

  6. Makenna Patton

    It’s sad but beautiful how one of the first things he thinks of is Crutchie. Like you can tell how much he loves Crutchie and feels guilty for Crutchie being taken away😭😭

  7. * Chloe *

    1:43 (ignore this comment im just usuing this as a replay button for my audition)

  8. Sarah George

    Sing "And my dreams seem to say" to the tune of "Sante Fe, my old friend"


    Do it. I dare you.

  9. Sarah George

    This reminds me of In My Dreams from Anastasia lol

  10. Emma Wiley

    I think Crutchie getting taken is the breaking point for any version of Jack.
    This song is just Jack saying “here it is. Me saying I’m tired of everything and just want somewhere to belong. I’m going to die if I have no motivation.”

  11. The Misha

    Anyone else fall totally in love with Jeremy Jordan from The Last Five Years and then listen to this musical and be like OMG THE ACCENT but still love him anyway???

  12. Jilli bean

    Ok, this is great, and he's definitely a better singer, but I prefer the movie version ( Christian Bale)

  13. Benjamin Mier

    Wow... I had only ever heard the movie version before this and I like this one so much better. This one is much more intense and passionate compared to the movie version (referring to the actual differences in the song; both actors are incredible). I completely burst into tears at 1:58 and both the beginning and the ending are much harsher (in a good way) in this version than the slow, melancholy start and end of the movie version. While I love both versions, I think this one definitely better.

  14. London Jade

    The note at the end makes me fangirl every time

    JayFoxFire

    Omg sameee XD

  15. Mister Rubbernose

    The song always gets me, but every. Single. Time. That last note plays, I die.

  16. Ricky

    God, I love Jeremy

  17. Ben Platt Stan

    Oop- just learned how to hit that last note

  18. Big Hack

    2:36 Last Verse, the high note. You’re welcome.

  19. Alyssa S

    Jack: them streets down there they sucked the life outa my old man well they ain't doin that to me!
    Crutchie: but everyone wants to come to New York
    Jack: You keep your small life in a big city, give me a big life in a small town. (Sang) They say folks is dying to get here me I'm dying to get away. To a little town out west that spanking new. And while I ain't never been there I can see it clear as day. If you want, I betchu you can see it too. Close your eyes come with me, where it's clean and green and pretty and they went and made a city outta clay haha. Why the minute that you get there folks will walk right up and say welcome home son welcome home to Santa Fe (hold for 3 beats). Land of crops splitting rails swapping tails around the fire ,except for Sunday when you lie around all day (hold for 3 beats) soon your friends are more like family and theys beggin you to stay (hold for 2 beats) ain't that neat! Livin sweet in Santa Fe (hold for 4 beats). (Spoken) Hey no one worries about no gimp leg in Santa Fe you just hop a palamino you ride in style!
    Crutchie: (laughs) picture me ridin in style!
    Jack: hey I bet a few months of clean air you can toss that crutch for good!
    Both: Santa Fe (hold for 3 beats) you can bet we won't let them bastards best us, we won't beg no one to treat us fair and square (hold for 3 beats) there's a life that's worth the livin and im gonna do my share (hold for 2 beats) work the land, chase the sun swim the whole we won't grant us for fun!!
    Crutchie: watch me stand! Watch me run!
    Jack: hey.. Heyy (sang) don't you know that we's a family would I let you down? No way, just hold on kid 'til that train meets Santa Fe (hold for 5 beats get deeper but softer)

  20. Rachel Powell (Student)

    THIS IS LITERALLY MY FAVORITE MUSICAL IN THE WHOLE WORLD

  21. did i heere memes?

    ORLAAAANNDDDOOO I LUV YA ORRLLAANDOOO

  22. sophie scribbles

    I literally learned this song just to sing it in the shower, It turns out I'm quite good at it so I have a new audition song now.


    Side note:
    I told my mom that I learned this song to sing it in the shower and she said "Oh that was what you were singing" and I was embarrassed and my dad went "Yeah we could hear you from over here!" And my mom being amazing said, "It was a great performance though!"


    needless to say I will not be singing in the shower anymore

  23. Evin Blaner- Class of 2024

    when he says "even at seventeen" that just gets me

  24. Evin Blaner- Class of 2024

    SANTA FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  25. Carha Goodman

    For those who thought this was the prologue Santa Fe: I’m sorry, I did too. Now I’m crying at 8 am

  26. TheAquatic LapisLazuli

    Varian is that you?

  27. Hannah Gebbia

    how just how

  28. Nameless SuperHeroNerd

    As someone who has seen both the 1992 version of Newsies and this version, I can truthfully say that in my opinion, both of these versions are truly incredible. I love the fact that Santa Fe means something different in both of them. For this version of Jack, especially in this song, it is a final cry for help. It's his one last shot at trying to be okay and to get away from a world that has literally beaten him down from a young age. In the different versions of the musical, it seems like the songs Santa Fe and Santa Fe reprise are used similarly but entirely different in their own aspects. In this one, the first Santa Fe seems almost hopeful as Jack tells Crutchy of this place that could solve all of their problems, and in this song like I said it is a final plea for an escape. In the original version, Santa Fe is a whimsical place that's so close but yet so far for Jack. He'd heard so much about. It's less of a hopeful escape and more of a daydream. In the reprise though, it is more of a deep longing for a place he's never been. He uses it as an escape without ever actually going there. If you read all of this, thank you for listening to my little rant. Please feel free to tell me what you think about it.

  29. Alia vergara

    I have a big broadway playlist with a whole bunch of musicals on it. I just came from Blue from Heathers. Its a whirlwind.

  30. Gabriella Downing

    I legit dressed up as a Newsie today for school, and I hummed this on the playground. And my history gave me a high-five.

  31. Hulu Juju

    GUYS I HIT THE LAST NOTES IM SHOOKETH

  32. GummyBear PH

    I came here from Jeremy Jordan.
    Am I going to have the same experience as I had with Dear Evan Hansen when I digested it after seeing Sincerely, Me first?


    If so well,
    I have tissue rolls prepared on the side.

  33. Casey & Nicole Detorie

    how- just how does he hit the last note?

    Susan Heffley

    Only God knows

  34. Casey & Nicole Detorie

    traped with now future gets me hiped

  35. Joey Michaelis

    this is amazing i wish i was in newsies like jack kelly

  36. Mees Brusche

    who also thinks his voice kinda sounds like frank iero lol :)

  37. Caroline Lutz

    istg i live in new mexico (technically im in albuquerque but im close enough) and when i first heard this song and santa fe in rent i was honestly so happy bc sometimes it seems like no one even knows nm exists but then you hear this and sure some people think its in arizona but whatever it still makes me happy (and its funny when those shows come here cause its like ur only like an hour away why dont you just go lmao)

  38. FONSAF

    Quiero ir
    A un lugar
    Donde nadie me conozca
    Un lugar de donde no quiera escapar

    Cuando la ciudad se duerme
    Yo me pongo a imaginar
    Que me subo a un tren que va hacia Santa Fe

    Y por fin
    Soy feliz
    Como un pájaro que vuela
    Una sensación que nunca olvidare
    Y la luna me deslumbra
    Yo por siempre aquí estaré
    Sueño es
    Si, lo es
    En Santa Fe

    Donde está escrito debo vivir aquí
    Donde está escrito debo aquí morir
    Debo hacer algo
    Yo al respecto
    No puedo vivir mi vida con...

    Planes para el futuro
    Desde los 16
    Sirviendo para alguien superior

    Si la vida no sonríe
    La escena hay que cambiar
    Lejos de las malarias
    Y tragedias sin final

    Santa Fe
    Estás ahí (para mi horrible, cambia esta frase)
    Yo te pido no me olvides
    No me dejes ir
    Yo aquí te esperaré
    Yo que soy un hombre joven
    Y antes de envejecer

    Quiero estar
    Y volar
    Y aún que sé que se van a burlar
    Guardame
    Un lugar

    No quiero más imaginar
    No quiero abandonar

    Muerto estoy si t pierdo alguna vez
    No soy nada si no tengo a Santa FEEEEEEEEEHHHHH

  39. Nonameless

    if the show's better than the movie, CLAP YOUR HANDS!

  40. usermania

    I'm so surprised that this has dislikes. Like wHY-

  41. Wala Wala

    Did you know jack is Batman when he was younger ?🥰👌🏼

  42. Michael Mell

    Give the bab a hug-

  43. AJ RK

    I like the movie version better

  44. delaney

    I'm absolutely mesmerized by how Jeremy says moon

  45. Maria: The Demon Barber of YouTube

    They had a strike and everyone except Jack was killed. Is my guess correct?

    Maria: The Demon Barber of YouTube

    @Panda Girl Then?

  46. Harper Walker

    WHERE DOES IT SAY YOU GOTTA LIVE AND DIE HERE (literally me everyday)

  47. Amy Hoffer

    He is the best version of Jake Kelly’s

  48. team6

    This sucks awsomeness

    Carmen Liu

    I'm so confused by this comment

  49. Nooah Melon

    God I miss this show. Being Jack was honestly might have been the most fun I’ve ever had in a production. Back that with the awesome and supportive cast I had and I’ll never forget this song.

    Amber Rizzi

    I played Les years ago in a theatre class production I was doing. The show was only one scene, but to this day this story remains one of my favorites. I just wish I'd gotten the experience of doing the entire play. It was a lot of fun

    Susan Heffley

    Assassination classroo. 😊😊

  50. Alan Pérez

    [JACK]
    Folks, we finally got our headline
    "Newsies Crushed as Bulls Attack"
    Crutchie's calling me
Dumb crip's just too damn slow

    Guys are fightin', bleedin', fallin'
    Thanks to good ole' Captain Jack
Captain Jack just wants to close his eyes and GO!

    Let me go
    Far away
    Somewhere they won't ever find me, and tomorrow won't remind me of today
    And the city's finally sleepin'
    And the moon looks old and grey
    I get on a train that's bound for Santa Fe

    And I'm gone
    And I'm done
    No more running. No more lying
    No more fat old man denying me my pay
    Just a moon so big and yellow, it turns night right into day
    Dreams come true. Yeah they do. In Santa Fe

    Where does it say you gotta live and die here?
    Where does it say a guy can't catch a break?
    Why should you only take what you're given?
    Why should you spend your whole life living trapped where there ain't no future
    Even at 17!
    Breaking your back for someone else's sake!
    If the life don't seem to suit ya', how about a change of scene?
    Far from the lousy headlines, and the deadlines in between

    Santa Fe, my old friend
    I can't spend my whole life dreaming
    Though I know thats all I seem inclined to do
    I ain't getting any younger
    And I wanna start brand new
    I need space. And fresh air
    Let 'em laugh in my face. I don't care
    Save my place- I'll be there

    Just be real is all I'm asking
    Not some painting in my head
    Cause I'm dead if I can't count on you today
    I got nothing if I ain't got Santa Fe

  51. Mateu Espinos

    My favorite part is from 0:00 to 3:12

  52. Mateu Espinos

    How can the moon be bright and yellow and old and gray

    An I Oop

    Shhh he's in distress

  53. Mel Melodies

    1:28 to 1:56 gives me so many feels!

  54. Hana Pipan

    Wow i cant belive Jeremy Jordan invented singing

  55. Tyler Okun

    Just finished my run playing this incredible role!! I’ll tell you, in my opinion there’s no feeling quite like performing this song!! A full video of my version is on my channel! Check it out if you feel so inclined ❤️

  56. Mewing Manda

    who else is listening to this in Santa Fe

  57. rebi&noe

    🎼🎤🎻 *Lyrics* 🎼🎤🎻
    [JACK]
    Folks, we finally got our headline
    "Newsies Crushed as Bulls Attack"
    Crutchie's calling me
    Dumb crip's just too damn slow

    Guys are fightin', bleedin', fallin'
    Thanks to good ole' Captain Jack
    Captain Jack just wants to close his eyes and GO!

    Let me go
    Far away
    Somewhere they won't ever find me, and tomorrow won't remind me of today
    And the city's finally sleepin'
    And the moon looks old and grey
    I get on a train that's bound for Santa Fe

    And I'm gone
    And I'm done
    No more running. No more lying
    No more fat old man denying me my pay
    Just a moon so big and yellow, it turns night right into day
    Dreams come true. Yeah they do. In Santa Fe

    Where does it say you gotta live and die here?
    Where does it say a guy can't catch a break?
    Why should you only take what you're given?
    Why should you spend your whole life living trapped where there ain't no future
    Even at 17!
    Breaking your back for someone else's sake!
    If the life don't seem to suit ya', how about a change of scene?
    Far from the lousy headlines, and the deadlines in between

    Santa Fe, my old friend
    I can't spend my whole life dreaming
    Though I know thats all I seem inclined to do
    I ain't getting any younger
    And I wanna start brand new

    I need space. And fresh air
    Let 'em laugh in my face. I don't care
    Save my place- I'll be there
    Just be real is all I'm asking
    Not some painting in my head
    Cause I'm dead if I can't count on you today
    I got nothing if I ain't got Santa Fe

  58. EmberTheatre

    Maybe you can find Roger and tell him his girlfriend’s dying.

  59. molly clary

    “captain jack just wants to close his eyes and GO”




    no, captain jack needs a THERAPIST

    Maria Prieto

    Close his eyes and GO to a therapist

  60. Kimberly Sukhnandan

    My cousin did theta

  61. Otaku rex

    I actually saw the show yesterday

  62. Ferris Thorn

    i wish i could sing like that. beautiful song done by a beautiful singer.

  63. DragonScale 465

    Can.... can I just ruin the ending for everyone and point out the clarinet cracking in the background like a second after 3:01

    You hear it?

    You’re welcome >:))))

  64. phoebe trowbridge

    2:48 you’re welcome

  65. TheRoneZone

    Fantastic song by the incomparable Alan Menken. Where would Disney music be without that man...

  66. Emilia Rae

    Lyrics of Santa Fe


    -news papers people sell name “newsie” sign what? Boy with no hand

    -character name “Crutchie” sign limp with c hand

    -character Name “jack” sign sarcastic with j

    -Santa Fey I sign SF

    Folks we finally got our headline

    -we have news title

    Newsies Crushed as Bull's attack

    -newsies (crowd) powerful person (attack) war, they lose

    Crutchie's calling me dumb crip's just too damn slow

    -Crutchie screaming Jack, (him limping flying fingers catch) jail grab throw

    Guys are fightin' bleedin' fallin' thanks to good ole' captain Jack

    -war fight, bleed why? my fault

    Captain Jack just wants to close his eyes and go

    -leader jack wants leave close his eyes ignore

    Let me go far away

    -Far away I want go

    Somewhere they won't ever find me

    -area sitting chilling alone (person comes up, jaw drop, found you) none

    And tomorrow won't remind me of today and

    -tomorrow same as today why? Newsie powerful people War none

    The city's finally sleepin' And the moon looks old and grey

    -town peaceful, lights off, moon looks same old, grey, light comes down from moon

    I get on a train that's bound for Santa Fe

    -Santa Fe train jump on, watching ahead, city pass, trees pass

    And I'm gone and I'm done no more running no more lying

    - cop here me here, I (yeet), news paper amazing (bs) continues won’t I finish

    No more fat old man denying me my pay

    -fat old man, (bs) I pay you, laugh, none (with showing power dynamic)

    Just a moon so big and yellow it turns night right into day

    -all I see moon big yellow night become moon sun day

    Dreams come true yeah they do in Santa Fe

    -SF dreams become real

    Where does it say you gotta live and die here?

    -new York contract rectangle I read here live die where read?

    Where does it say a guy can't catch a break?

    -read newsie casual can’t read where

    Why should you only take what you're given?

    -people take advantage (rude backwards) continue accept, why?

    Why should you spend your whole life livin' Trapped where there ain't no future even at seventeen

    -New York has future for me? None. I old 17 I know my time escapes

    Breakin' your back for someone else's sake

    -boss walker harder (bs) work harder pain finish when? (Bs) Never

    If the life don't seem to suit you how 'bout a change of scene?

    -all night awake city lights on loud (yelling at yourself) person (yelling) need change(big) need different

    Far from the lousy headlines and the deadlines in between

    -far (thumbs up) from news paper boring headlines need finish when? I don’t care

    Santa Fe my old friend I can't spend my whole life dreamin'

    -sf far past my dream my time escapes continuing dream can’t

    Though I know that's all I seem inclined to do

    -but i know sitting dreaming looks same all my time

    I ain't gettin' any younger and I wanna start brand new

    -I start new want

    I need space and fresh air

    -area I need new a i r person deep breath

    Let 'em laugh in my face

    -laugh at person

    I don't care

    -I don’t care

    Save my place

    -sf grassy area wait take care of for me

    I'll be there

    -future grassy area bench, I sit on, peaceful

    Just be real is all I'm askin'

    -real dream all I want

    Not some paintin' in my head

    -my dream same painting beautiful imagined shouldn’t be

    'Cos I'm dead if I can't count on you today

    -if continue dream I have list why to live none

    I got nothin' if I ain't got Santa Fe

    -now jail Crutchie in I have what? my dreams

    -sf please I want move, I want different. I want Crutchie again

  67. Colourful Soda

    I'm not crying you're crying!

  68. Son of a Brick

    This is shit. The live version is so much better.

  69. Sierra Bauer

    "Trapped where there ain't no future. Even at 17." Freaking felt that

  70. ABFuzzyBoots

    Jeremy Jordan is a national treasure

  71. Mairi Gabel

    “...just close my eyes and...GO!”
    Omg when my school put this in and the guy playing jack did this I was shaking in my seat...jack needs a hug.

  72. James Trevino

    If the name Santa Fe is translated, the song has greater meaning:

    "Dreams come true. Yeah they do. In (Holy Faith) Santa Fe."

  73. Sovvy Sparkle

    Dang it squidward why you cut the onions
    But for real this song is beautiful!

  74. dasrizaldz

    Hi people! I really love this song. Would you mind to view my video performing this song? THANK YOU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC2jlFx3TJ8

  75. Chee Buu

    There's an out of pitch accordion at the end. Is it crying over Jeremy's performance? Or am I just reading to much into it?

  76. Adam White

    This is the only song that makes me wish I wasn't a bass.

    Life Is Good

    I'm a bass and I can sing the whole song including the high notes and I didn't even know that I had it in me

  77. Brennan O'Hare

    Disney Brennan 3, Brennan feels sorry for everything he cares about.

  78. Amelia Falconi

    Shiver stamps 😤👏🏻
    0:20
    0:56
    1:26
    1:34
    2:20
    Cost one hug for Jack Kelly

  79. Tess-m31

    There is so much emotion in this song...

  80. Spooky JingleBells

    I sing this while being depressed or anxious

  81. Gordonfan27

    Who else has been to The Muny in St. Louis to see this in August 2017? Because I have.

  82. Jamie Marchio

    this is so good and great to listen to

  83. k a t h e r i n e

    I’m new to this musical and DAMN
    Someone give Jack a hug for me, k?

  84. Hudson Navarro

    That damn last high note screwed my audition 😂
    Still a great show, and the guy who did get Jack did way better than I could have

  85. Kiersten Miner

    santa fe...... lets go

  86. Brennan O'Hare

    Total Drama 2 Duncan feels sorry for him mistakes and his teammates.

  87. Trinity Duffeck

    We are doing this for our musical and our lead reminds me so much as the original jack Kelly and I literally get chills

  88. McKenzie Murray

    Your voice is great I wanna song like u

  89. McKenzie Murray

    What happens if u have a mean director I’m doing the newsies in school and she lies and it’s a problem it’s hard to do the play too

  90. Panda Girl

    the last note though

  91. Panda Girl

    omg just give me a hug from jeremy jordan pls

  92. Owen Koelmel

    i ant got nothing if i ant go SANTA FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  93. A.J. J.A.

    I want to go to Santa Fe now...

  94. Charminn

    *Listening to this half asleep in the kitchen*
    "SANTA FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE MY OLD FRIEND!"