Pippin, the hero of our story, who spends the duration of the musical
It’s easy from where you stand to judge the things that I have done. Eagles, ospreys, even vultures had a better view.
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But, by God, I blew my breath across a continent and shaped an empire with it.
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Schwartz, Stephen, and Roger O. Hirson. Pippin (2013 Broadway Revival Version). Music Theatre International, New York, NY. 2013.