God I just wish things were so, so very different.
And I’m so sorry.
48/∞ musical theater songs you should love: Something I can’t see | Next to NormalWritten by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey using suggestions from fans via the Next to Normal Twitter account. Performed live at an event the song is a scene between Gabe and Doctor Madden. It was never incorporated into the production.
#i love how this song is the illness mocking the doctor for not being able to fix diana. #i love how gabe is not just an illusion to diana but the physical representation of illness and loss. #he tortures everyone in the show. everyone is harmed by him. #mental illness does not only hurt those with the condition. it effects everyone connected to that person. #that’s why next to normal is my favorite. #it addresses something that so many people don’t understand in such a profound way. #the reprise of the theme makes me happy as well.
And that’s why I wish this song was in the show. I know it wasn’t even written until after the show was made but it would have fit so well and it makes it clear that he has an effect on everyone.