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A mini analysis of The Last Five Years

I went on a musical theater tirade to my friend today after she said she hasn’t heard of Jason Robert Browns’ The Last Five Years. After explaining the storyline to her (for those not in the know, the musical looks at the relationship between Cathy Hiatt and Jamie Wellerstein; she tells the story from end to beginning, he tells it from beginning to end, and it’s no secret that they broke up), I got to thinking about the lyrics and noticed the progression of Jamie’s feelings for Cathy¬† in the songs where he’s addressing her and he mentions his love.

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