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"The Neva Flows" is a song from the stage musical adaptation of the 1997 animated film Anastasia. It features the General Gleb Vaganov telling "Anya" about how his father was one of the soldiers that executed the Romanov family and warns her that her life could be in danger if she turns out to be the true lost princess Anastasia.

Performers

Character Reading Workshop Hartford Broadway U.S Tour
General Gleb Vaganov Aaron Lazar Ramin Karimloo Manoel Felciano Ramin Karimloo Jason Michael Evans

Lyrics

Be very careful of these rumors that prevail
Be very careful what you say
I was a boy who lived the truth behind the tale and no one got away
I saw the children as the soldiers closed the gate
The youngest daughter and her pride
My father leaving on the night they met there fate
His pistol by his side

The Neva flows
A new wind blows
And soon it will be spring
The leaves unfold
The tsar lies cold
A revolution is a simple thing

I heard the shots
I heard the screams
But its the silence after I remember most

The world stopped breathing
And I was no longer a boy
My father shook his head and told me not to ask
My mother said he died of shame
But I believe he did a proud and vital task
And in my fathers name

The Neva flows
A new wind blows
And soon it will be spring
The leaves unfold
The tsar lies cold

Could I have pulled the trigger if I had been told?

Be careful what a dream may bring

Revolution is a simple thing

Other Appearances

  • The song was featured on the musicals soundtrack.

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