The Passion 'resurrection' finale libretto

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Here's the libretto for the original 'resurrection finale for The Passion, as written by Streetwise Opera's Manchester Explore Group, arranged by Penny Woolcock, and set to music by Sir James MacMillan:

I awoke today to no signal
Lonely, helpless and afraid
I have nothing, nothing, nothing.
The red light of dawn falls like blood on the wire
Giant cranes hang their heads in shame
A city rat eats its mate in the rubble
We have all become scavengers
Death is everywhere.

Hello, hello. Is anybody there?
A stranger gave me water
I gave another food
I hear someone singing
Someone is singing
Together we’re singing
We’ll build a better place on the one that’s been destroyed
And the rain still falls…