SONG DEMOS

(c) 2019, Ira Marlowe/Slow Reveal Music (BMI)

These are initial recordings performed by the writer using only MIDI instruments.  This allows for easy adjustment of the songs'  keys before creating more polished backing tracks.

 

ACT ONE

Open Your Eyes - Ensemble
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SOMETHING HAPPENED - Miri
00:00 / 00:00
Last Thing I Remember - Ralphie
00:00 / 00:00

THIS IS SO NOT COOL

JUST TELL ME WHAT I’VE DONE

TELL ME WHAT I’M DOIN’ HERE

AND WHAT THE HELL’S “STAGE ONE”?

HOLY MOTHER OF JESUS, JUST LOOK AT ME NOW

LAST THING I REMEMBER, 

I’D JUST GOTTEN TAKE-OUT 

FROM LI FOOK CHOW

 

LAST THING I REMEMBER I WAS STANDING ON THE CORNER 

OF LAFAYETTE AND GRAND

I WAS THINKIN’ ‘BOUT MY GUY

HOW HE GAVE ME HIS LOVE AND HE GAVE ME HIS HAND

BUT LIFE’S SO STRANGE

HOW QUICK THINGS CHANGE

I FORGOT MY LOSER’S LUCK

NOW WHAT CAN I DO?

EVERYTHING’S NEW

EVERYTHING’S BLUE!


WHAT THE FUCK?

MIRI

I WAS UP THERE
BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED
I WAS UP THERE,  UP THERE LOOKING DOWN,
BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED
IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE, SEE HOW HARD I'VE TRIED,

MAYBE YOU'D GET IT
THIS CRUEL AND STUPID PLACE

THAT WANTS TO WIPE YOU OFF ITS FACE
SO WHY NOT LET IT?

SIXTEEN STORIES HIGH
LOOKING AT THE CITY UNDERNEATH ME
I CLIMBED ACROSS THE RAIL  
TO SAY GOODBYE AND LET THIS WORLD RELEASE ME
THEN I HEARD A VOICE,
THEN I HEARD A VOICE
ON HIGH...


BRYCE
Please don’t say it was an angel.

MIRI
No.  It was this homeless guy.


   CALLING FROM THE BALCONY ABOVE
   HE SAID, “EVERYTHING IS REALLY MADE OF LOVE
   WE CAN'T SEE IT
   BUT I THINK I'M GETTIN' CLOSE
  ALL THAT YOU CAN TASTE AND TOUCH AND FEEL
   IT'S JUST A TINY PART OF ALL THAT'S REAL
   YOU CAN'T SEE IT
   IT'S LIKE LOOKING THROUGH A GHOST


       IT ALL JUST SHINES FROM THE UNIVERSAL MIND
       TWELVE OR MORE DIMENSIONS, NOT TO EVEN MENTION TIME
       ENERGY IS NOTHING MORE THAN SPIRIT”
       THEN HE SAID SOME OTHER STUFF THAT WASN'T SO COHERENT
 
I TOOK THE STAIRS DOWN, HE WAS WAITING FOR ME
I TRIED TO THANK HIM, AND OFFERED HIM SOME MONEY
HE JUST SHOOK HIS HEAD AND BACKED AWAY
HE SAID, "MEET ME TOMORROW AT THE ARTEMIS CAFE!
MEET ME TOMORROW AT THE ARTEMIS CAFE!
I'VE GOT THIS THING!  I'VE GOT THIS THING!  I'VE GOT THIS THING!"
 


BRYCE
Don't tell me you went to meet him!

MIRI
HE NEVER SAID WHAT TIME -- HE WASN'T THERE,
NOT THE NEXT DAY NOR THE
NEXT,  I ASKED AROUND, BY NOW I WAS TOTALLY
OBSESSED, TO HAVE SOME GUY FALL FROM THE SKY,
SAVE MY LIFE AND DISAPPEAR
THEN I TALKED TO A COP...


BRYCE
And the cop said he was here.

 

ENSEMBLE

ARE THERE OTHER PLACES?

PLACES YOU CAN GO

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRIES

PLACES YOU CAN GO?

FAR BEYOND THESE SHORES

FAR ABOVE THESE SKIES

OPEN YOUR EYES

ARE THERE SEVEN HEAVENS?

WILL WE EVER SEE?

SEVEN DIFFERENT COLORS

COULD IT REALLY BE?

THERE BEHIND THE VEIL

WHERE THE SECRET LIES

OPEN YOUR EYES

WE'RE HERE

ON A TRIP

ON A SHIP

ON AN UNCHARTED SEA

LOOKING UP TO THE STARS

TO TRY TO STEER

WHILE WE'RE TOSSED AROUND HERE

SO LOST AND SO FREE

OPEN YOUR EYES

OPEN YOUR EYES

OPEN YOUR EYES.

 
BLUE, BLUE HEAVEN - Dierdre
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IT’S THE START OF SOMETHING NEW
SO PUT AWAY THAT FACE
THERE WAS NOTHING YOU COULD DO
NO ONE LEFT IT UP TO YOU
A CHILD WAS BORN TO TAKE YOUR PLACE
 
THE WORLD YOU LEFT WAS A B-GRADE JOKE
CHEAP AND POORLY MADE    
WHEN GOD WAS JUST A WANNABE
THE LAUGHINGSTOCK OF ETERNITY
BE GLAD YOU GOT AWAY...

TO BLUE BLUE HEAVEN
SO LOVELY YOU’RE HERE
EVERYTHINGS’S FINE
EVERYTHING’S CLEAR
WE KNOW THAT IT’S TRUE
YOU’LL LOVE WHAT WE DO
IN BLUE, BLUE HEAVEN
 

IT’S SO SORRY AND CONFUSED

THAT PLACE YOU USED TO LIVE

YOU CAN’T THROW IN ALL THOSE SHADES

ALL THOSE COLORS IN ONE PLACE

TIL SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE

GOD HAS LOST ALL INTEREST THERE

ANYONE CAN TELL

A BOLD EXPERIMENT I GUESS

BUT WHAT A MONUMENTAL MESS


WELCOME OUT OF HELL

TO BLUE, BLUE HEAVEN
YOU FORTUNATE SOUL
EVERYTHING’S PURE, EVERYTHING’S WHOLE
AND YOU’LL LOVE THE VIEW
YOU’LL LOVE WHAT WE DO
IN BLUE, BLUE HEAVEN

IN BLUE, BLUE HEAVEN

 
THE UNSEEN WORLD - Pearl
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THE WORST OF THE WORST (Cops) -
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COPS

SO YOU THINK YOU'RE PUNK, PUNK?
OR A TOUGH GUY?
WE'RE AUTHORIZED TO TREAT YOU NICE AND ROUGH, GUY.
YOU GOT SOME GUFF, GUY?


RALPHIE
No.


MORGAN
Didn’t think so.


COPS
YOU SEEM A BIT PERPLEXED
SO HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:


WE'LL DO SOME ODD THINGS
SOME OH-MY-GOD THINGS
WHILE THROWING IN A FEW MARQUIS DE SADE THINGS
DO YOU LIKE TO FEEL THE TICKLE OF A MACE ON YOUR FACE?
OR REMOVAL OF SOME ORGANS ONLY GRUDGINGLY REPLACED?
WE'RE HERE TO SHOW YOU HOW IT'S GONNA BE

WHAT TO EXPECT 

WHEN WE COME TO COLLECT



WE'RE THE WORST  OF THE WORST
AND WE'RE CURSED

TO STAY AND PAY OUR DEBT
TIL WE GET
TO GO BACK TO THE SPECTRUM,  THE UNIVERSE'S RECTUM
AN OVERACTIVE ORIFICE OF MORE OF THAT AND MORE OF THIS
THE SHITHOLE YOU COME FROM...!


LEE
So what’s the worst thing you’ve ever done?


RALPHIE
I dunno.  I was a halfway decent guy.


MORGAN

Don’t be shy.


LEE
We’ll identify.


GODARD
Give us a try...


COPS
WERE YOU A DOG KICKER?  
OR A DOORKNOB LICKER?
A FRATBOY BUGGER?  
OR A COMMON MUGGER?
(WITH A LOUSIVILLE SLUGGER)
EVER BEAT UP WINOS?  
OR TEASE ALBINOS?
OR MAYBE KNOCK UP NUNS?  
WHAT'S THE WORST THING YOU'VE EVER DONE?


RALPHIE
This is a trick.


LEE
This guy’s quick.

GODARD
WE'LL DO SOME LEE STUFF

MORGAN

AND THEN SOME ME STUFF

LEE

AND MAYBE THEN A LITTLE JEFFREY D. STUFF


GODARD
IT’S ALL WHAT YOU GET
WHEN YOU KICK ZE BUCK-ET


COPS
AND YOU’LL BE BEGGING AND PLEADING
AND SCREAMING AND CRYING
AND DREAMING OF THE MIRACLE OF DYING


RALPHIE
W-wait!  And I dead or not?!?


COPS
WE'RE THE WORST
OF THE WORST
AND WE'RE CURSED
TO STAY AND WORK AS COPS
TILL IT STOPS
AND WE GET TO BE REBORN AGAIN
AND MAKE SADISTIC PORN AGAIN
WHILE LIGAMENTS ARE TORN AGAIN
AND VICTIM’S FAMILIES MOURN AGAIN
BUT FOR THE MOMENT THIS WILL HAVE TO DO:


LEE
We get to torture you...

 

PEARL

LISTEN HOW YOU TALK!

THIS DOOR!  THAT DOOR!

THERE ARE THINGS BEHIND THEM

YOU HAD BETTER BE A MATCH FOR

THERE ARE ROOMS AND ROOMS AND ROOMS

AND STAIRWAYS THAT WIND

WHAT WILL YOU FIND

IN THE MANSIONS OF THE MIND?

 

GET READY, GET READY

FOR THE UNSEEN WORLD!

SOME SAY THERE’S A REASON WE’RE LOCKED ON THIS SIDE

ANCIENT RULES OF ORDER, NOT TO BE DEFIED

BUT SOME WILL HEAR A VOICE THAT CALLS THEM ON A 

WILD RIDE

BRYCE

What kind of ride are you talking about?

PEARL

LISTEN HOW YOU TALK!

SCRATCHING WITH WORDS

BUT TRUTH CANNOT BE FOUND IN ALL YOUR ADJECTIVES AND VERBS

TRUTH IS LIKE A CHASM WHERE YOU FALL

AND FALL AND FALL AND FALL

UNTIL YOU’RE HIGH ABOVE IT ALL!

 

GET READY, GET READY

FOR THE UNSEEN WORLD!

SET OUT ON THE SEA OF PARTICLES AND WAVES

ECHOED IN THE VOICES, MIRRORED IN THE MAZE

YOU BECOME THE INSTRUMENT

AS IT PLAYS

THE UNSEEN WORLD

BRYCE

Do you have training of some kind?


KATIE
Are you a shaman?


PEARL

DON’T CALL ME A SHAMAN, DON’T CALL ME A GURU 

DON’T CALL ME A SAINT

I DON’T KNOW WHAT I AM

SO HOW ‘BOUT A FEW MORE THINGS I AIN’T

I AIN’T DRIVIN’ NO MORE BUSES

I AIN’T PUNCHIN’ NO MORE CLOCKS

I AIN’T HAVIN’ NO MORE BOSSES

TALK LIKE DOGS AND SMELL LIKE GYM SOCKS

LIFE IS CALLING NOW

WITH SOMETHING MORE IN MIND

SO SIT DOWN IN THAT CHAIR

AND CLOSE YOUR EYES

CLOSE YOUR EYES

IMAGINE YOU ARE FLOATING

ON A RIVER OF LIGHT

FLOATING

FLOATING

EVERYTHING IS SLOWER NOW

FLOATING

FLOATING

EVERYTHING IS SOFTER NOW

DRIFTING

DRIFTING

GENTLY LETTING GO

SLOWER

SOFTER

SOFTER 

DARKER

DARKER

DARKER

 
 
CRACKS - Pearl, Bryce
00:00 / 00:00
BALCONY REPRISE - Miri
00:00 / 00:00

CALLING FROM THE BALCONY ABOVE

YOU SAID EVERYTHING IS REALLY MADE OF LOVE

WE CAN’T SEE IT

BUT I THINK I’M GETTING CLOSE

 

EVERYTHING YOU TASTE AND TOUCH AND FEEL

IT’S JUST THE SMALLEST PART OF ALL THAT’S REAL

WE CAN’T SEE IT

IT’S LIKE LOOKING THROUGH A GHOST

 

PEARL

THERE ARE CRACKS

IN THIS WORLD

AND THEY SAY

THAT’S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN

BUT THE CRACKS

HAVE GROWN WIDER

WHILE THE LIGHT

GROWS DIM

BRYCE

EVERYBODY’S ON EDGE THESE DAYS

EVERYBODY CAN FEEL IT

BUT LOOK AT HER THERE

SLUMPED IN A CHAIR

THIS IS THE MIGHTY GIRL

WHO'S S'POSED TO HEAL IT?

LOOK WHAT YOU DID

TO A LOST LITTLE KID

ARE YOU ONLY A DANGEROUS FRAUD?

DO THE STARS REVEAL IT?

 

PEARL

YOU CAN TALK

FROM YOUR MOUTH

WHILE YOUR SPIRIT IS CRYING

I CAN HEAR IT IN YOUR VOICE

THERE'S A SECRET YOU’RE HIDING

 

BRYCE

HERE’S WHAT I’M HIDING

A NUMBER I’M DIALING

JUST THREE DIGITS AND THEY’RE SO BEGUILING

THIS TIME THERE’LL BE NO FINE

YOU’LL JUST BE DOING TIME

WHEN THEY SEE HOW YOU GET YOUR KICKS

 

PEARL

"9-1-1 and black people do not mix!"

 

DID YOU BEG

AT MY DOOR?

DID YOU PLEAD FOR MY SERVICE?

DID I EVEN VALIDATE YOUR CARD?

I DID NOT! 

AND NOW YOU GONNA CALL THE COPS?

 

BRYCE

I AM UNDER TERRIBLE STRESS

I’M DEALING WITH PRESSURE, I’M DEALING WITH DEATH

AND SOMETHING ELSE NO MORTAL MAN SHOULD HAVE TO BEAR

I’VE GOT A PLANE TO CATCH AND THEN A LOVER TO INTER

SO SAY SOME MAGIC WORDS

AND MAKE THINGS LIKE THEY WERE!

 

PEARL

WE ARE SWIMMING

IN THE DEEP END OF THE POOL

SO IT WOULD HELP IF YOU COULD PLEASE SIT DOWN

AND STOP FLAILIN’ AROUND LIKE A GODDAMN FOOL!

DID YOU SOMEHOW MISS THE MEMO?

FIND A WAY TO MISCONSTRUE IT?

THIS IS TRICKY!

THIS IS RISKY!

THIS IS WHY--

BRYCE

THEN WHY THE HELL DID YOU DO IT???

 
SLIPPIN' AROUND (Halo) -
00:00 / 00:00

YOU HAD JUST ONE JOB !
FIND THAT LADY PEARL AND GET IT BACK!
YOU HAD JUST ONE JOB!
HOW CAN ANYBODY BE SO SLACK?
YOU DON’T KNOW HOW BUMMED I AM, HOW BUMMED I AM RIGHT NOW
I KEEP SLIPPIN’ AROUND, SLIPPIN’ AROUND, SLIPPIN AROUND!

THE UNIVERSE IS SYSTEMS, MAN
ALL THESE FREAKY SYSTEMS INTERMINGLED!
BUT LATELY, AT THESE RANDOM TIMES
MY THROAT GETS TIGHT, MY EAR LOBES START TO TINGLE
EVERY THING GETS SHAKY

THERE’S NO LEFT OR RIGHT OR UP OR DOWN
I START SLIPPIN’ AROUND, SLIPPIN’ AROUND, SLIPPIN AROUND!

SEE OUR BRAINS ARE LIKE RADIOS, DON’T YOU GET IT?
WE PICK UP SIGNALS FROM THE COSMIC MIND
MOST FOLKS ARE TUNED TO JUST ONE BORING STATION ALL THE TIME!

BUT YOU AND ME ARE DIFFERENT, MAN!
WE’RE THE ONES WHO WALK OUT ON THE LEDGE
THEN WE FIRE A GREAT BIG DOOBIE AND SNORT SOME POPPERS
LACED WITH LEMON PLEDGE!
IT’S HOW WE SEE NEW COLORS, GLOWIN’ IN THE BLACKLIGHT
BUT WHEN YOU BLOW YOUR MIND
IT DOESN’T ALWAYS GO BACK RIGHT!!!
I’M SLIPPIN’ AROUND, SLIPPIN’ AROUND, SLIPPIN AROUND, SLIPPIN’ AROUND--

 
GOODNESS - Bryce
00:00 / 00:00

BRYCE

RALPH WAS VERY SWEET AND FRANKLY VERY HOT
BUT HE WAS NOT MY EQUAL
(I KNOW IT SOUNDS AWFUL)
I WAS TRAINED AT JULLIARD AND OBERLIN
AND RALPH WAS RATHER DIM
BUT AN ASS LIKE THE ASS ON HIM
SHOULD NOT BE LAWFUL
STILL PASSION ONLY GOES SO FAR AND I BEGAN TO DRIFT AWAY
INTO THE ARMS OF DRAKE MULDOON
ERUDITE FIRST CHAIR BASSOON
EACH TIME HE QUOTED PROUST I’D SWOON
I SHARED HIS TASTE IN WINE AND LOVE OF LIT!


PEARL
You two-timin’ bastard.


BRYCE
I FEEL LIKE SHIT...
FOR RALPH HAD SOMETHING LIKE NO OTHER LOVER
A GIFT MERE EDUCATION CANNOT BRING
A QUALITY OF WHICH THE ANGELS SING

 

PEARL
Must be some ass...

 

BRYCE
GOODNESS
JUST GOODNESS
A GOLDEN RAY OF SPIRIT
A HEART THAT’S WARM AND KIND
THERE IS MUSIC IN THE SPHERES IF YOU CAN HEAR IT
AND THERE IS LOVE...
IF YOU CAN FEEL IT WHEN IT SHINES


PEARL
So you were having this affair... and you think Ralphie knew.


BRYCE
GOODNESS


PEARL
So he jumped in front of that car.


BRYCE
IT ISN'T THAT I STRAYED...


PEARL
Such a good man, but ynot good enough for you.

BRYCE 

GOODNESS

PEARL

You had to find someone better, someone classier!


BRYCE
I MEAN, WHO DOESN'T STRAY?


PEARL
And all the while you looked down your nose at Ralphie.


BRYCE
BUT NOW I'VE DONE SUCH HARM

THAT INNOCENCE, THAT PUNKY CHARM...

A TRUE UTOPIAN REALM - Developers
00:00 / 00:00

DEVELOPERS
TO ORCHESTRATE A PERFECT WORLD
TAKES ACUMEN
AND EXPERTISE
AND DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
TO BUILD A TRUE UTOPIAN REALM
TAKES VISION
AND MISSION STATEMENTS
AND SUCH A GIFTED LEADER AT THE HELM

GOD LIVES IN THE BLUE/ACTION! - Developers, Cops
00:00 / 00:00

GOD LIVES IN THE BLUE

THE HOLIEST OF PLACES

AND WE ALL SEE GOD

ON A FAIRLY REGULAR BASIS

BUT GOD CAN SEE US, TOO

AND SEE RIGHT THROUGH

A SOUL WORTH SAVING

GOD KNOWS WHAT WE’RE CRAVING...

 

ACTION!  TRACTION!

TITILATION!  TRAUMA!

YOU GOT NO CONFLICT, YOU GOT NO DRAMA

YOU GOT NO DRAMA, YOU GOT NO VIEWERS

WE KNOW WHO TO SEND TO THE SEWERS--

THE WORST OF US, THE MOST ACCURSED OF US

GO BACK TO THE MULTI-COLORED HELL BELOW-

WEHAT A THRILL TO SEE THEIR VILLAINY

THYE SURE PUT ON A --

 

ACT TWO

RIGHT WAY/WRONG WAY (Developers, Cops) -
00:00 / 00:00

DEVELOPERS

THIS IS A CRISIS
(CHRIST, IT’S A CRISIS!)
AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO ALL WE KNOW
WE HAVE HAD PEACE HERE
(FOR MILLENIA AT LEAST HERE!)
BY MOVING ALL OUR TROUBLE DOWN BELOW
AND NOW THEY’RE SNEAKING IN?
SOMEHOW LEAKING IN?


DEIRDRE
Is it true what they said?


RATHBONE
They’re not even dead.


COPS
THERE’S A RIGHT WAY AND A WRONG WAY TO COME HERE
THERE ARE LAWS THAT GOVERN OUR LAND
IT IS CLEARLY WRITTEN
THE BIG ONE MUST BE BITTEN
A PALE HORSE MUST BE RIDDEN
YOU CAN’T TRY THE FARM BEFORE YOU BUY THE FARM
IT’S FORBIDDEN!


DEVELOPERS
THERE’S A RIGHT WAY AND A WRONG WAY TO DO THIS!
THERE ARE RULES ONLY FOOLS DISREGARD
AND THERE’S NOTHING MORE REPULSIVE THAN A PULSE
MORE DISGUSTING THAN A GUST OF AIR
FROM A MOUTH RIGHT THERE


GODARD
IF YOU CAN FOG A MIRROR
YOU CANNOT COME HERE
MON FRERE!
ALL
THEY CLEARLY GET PUMP
THEY CLEARLY GET THE PUMP
THERE’S A RIGHT WAY AND A WRONG WAY TO COME HERE!

IT'S GONNA BE FINE - Lance
00:00 / 00:00

THAT WAS THERE BUT NOW YOU’RE HERE

AND THINGS ARE IS SO MUCH BETTER

(to Miri)

YOU’LL PUT ON A PARTY DRESS

(to Halo)

AND DID YOU GUESS?  YOUR VERY OWN SLEEVELESS SWEATER!

THE GREEN... IS MEAN...    AND I’M SORRY TO HEAR

YOU WERE UNDER THE CURSE OF THAT

BUT THE PERFECTLY POSITIVE PURPLE IS QUITE THE REVERSE OF THAT

MIRI

So how exactly do we get back?  

LANCE

IT’S GONNA BE FINE

MIRI

But you said we could, right?

LANCE

IT’S GONNA BE FINE

 

THIS IS WHERE THE POSITIVE ENERGY GOES

AS IT FLOWS, IT’S CONCENTRATED

PLEASURE BEYOND ANY MEASURE AND ANYONE KNOWS

THOSE IN THE PURPLE CONCUR 

THAT THEY NEVER WERE 

SO ELATED

MIRI

Is that really true?  For everyone here?  This is the place where--

LANCE

IT’S GONNA BE FINE

HALO

Dude, I got this thing--

 

LANCE

IT’S GONNA BE FINE

HALO

I got this condition and I really need--

LANCE

HIGHBALLS!  FROM AN INFINITE OPEN BAR

ALL THE BEST AND SOME YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

TROUBLE AND PAIN, WHATEVER THEY ARE

ARE NEVER

EVER

 SPOKEN A SINGLE WORD OF

MIRI

You’re taking us to the place we can leave from, right?

LANCE

IT’S GONNA BE FINE

HALO

So, like... is Prince here?

LANCE

IT’S GONNA BE FINE

MIRI

How far is it?

LANCE

HERE    

EVERY DISTANCE IS NEAR

EVERY BURDEN IS LIGHT

EVERY ANSWER IS RIGHT

MIRI

But you haven’t given me any answers...

LANCE

 EVERY DAY AND EVERY NIGHT, A MIGHTY CELEBRATION!

YOU’LL FLIP YOUR WIG, AT A SHINDIG, THE TALK OF ALL CREATION

A CHANCE TO DANCE      IN THE LAVENDER LIGHT

IT’S THE TIP-TOP SOCK HOP

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK-HOP

AND NEVER A , AND NEVER A, AND NEVER A, AND NEVER A, 

AND NEVER 

AND NEVER A CHAPERONE IN SIGHT!

MOTHER reprise - Miri
00:00 / 00:00
A MIRACLE - Ralphie
00:00 / 00:00

IN YOUR LIFE

DID YOU EVER SEE

A MIRACLE?

IMPOSSIBLE

‘CEPT IT’S TRUE

CUZ IT HAPPENED TO YOU

AND IT CHANGED YOU

AND IT SAVED YOU

 

IN YOUR LIFE

WERE YOU JUST WALKIN’ AROUND?

LOOKIN’ DOWN

NOTHIN’ TO BE FOUND

AND THEN ONE DAY

IN SOME STRANGE WAY

IT HAPPENS

CUZ IT HAPPENS

 

AND I...

 NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE

SOMEBODY LIKE THAT 

LOOK AT SOMEONE LIKE ME

AND SAY, “HEY, YOU’RE NOT A FREAK

YOU’RE NOT SOME SORRY LITTLE QUEER

NO, WHAT WE HAVE HERE...”

HE SAID, “WHAT WE HAVE HERE

IS A MIRACLE

A MIRACLE, A MIRACLE”

 

IN MY LIFE

THIS CHURCH I USED TO GO

IT SAID, “GOD IS LOVE”

IT WAS WRITTEN IN STONE

AND I KNOW THAT LOVE

ENDED BADLY

BUT WHEN I SEE MY LORD

I WILL WALK IN PROUDLY

I WILL FALL... ON MY KNEES 

AND I’LL SAY, “PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE

MAY I THANK YOU?

MAY I THANK YOU?

FOR A MIRACLE

FOR A MIRACLE” 

ONCE YOU GO PURPLE - Rod, Lance, Shirley, Halo
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I GOT A KEY FOR YOUR LOCKET

YOU GOT A WELL FOR MY PEN

I GOT A BALL FOR YOUR SOCKET

YOU GOT A BARBIE AND I GOT A KEN

I GOT A TRAIN AND YOU GOT A TRACK

AND ONCE YOU GO PURPLE YOU NEVER GO BACK

ONCE YOU GO PURPLE YOU NEVER GO BACK

 

I GOT A HELLUVA HUNGER

YOU GOT A HUNGER, TOO

YOU GONNA FEEL THE THUNDER

RUMBLIN’  WEHRE YOU’RE TENDER AND NEW

GET YOURSELF READY FOR A LOVE ATTACK

ONCE YOU GO PURPLE YOU NEVER GO BACK

ONCE YOU GO PURPLE YOU NEVER GO BACK

 

I GOT A LOVE LIKE A MONSTER

HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S GOTTA DO

NO ESCAPIN’ FACTS

THE CYCLOPS IN MY SLACKS

HAS GOT HIS EYE ON YOU!

 

ONCE YOU GO PURPLE, YOU NEVER GO BACK

ONCE YOU GO PURPLE, YOU NEVER GO BACK

VORTEX OF LOVE!

MOTHER?

GUESS IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

WE NEVER SAID HELLO

NOW IT’S TOO LATE TO TRY

MOTHER

DID YOU KNOW HOW I HATED YOU?

FOR LETTING ME GO

NEVER WANTING TO KNOW

WHERE I WENT, OR WHO I WAS, 

HOW I GREW, WHAT I LOVED

 

THEY USED TO TELL ME GOD WAS LIKE A PARENT

THE ONE I ALWAYS PRAYED I’D FIND

TO CATCH ME WHEN I STUMBLE

HOLD ME WHILE I CRUMBLE

THROW ME A LINE

STAND TALL ABOVE ME

LOVE ME

LOVE ME

 

BUT THIS IS ALL WE GET

THIS IS ALL THERE IS

THIS MINDLESS, ENDLESS SPACE    

WHERE WE’RE SUPPOSED TO LIVE

MOLECULES THAT GO ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS

AN ACCIDENT  

WE CHANCED TO WITNESS

 

MOTHER

I CAN SEE YOU EVEN NOW

I IMAGINE YOUR FACE

YOUR SAD, SWEET EYES, YOUR GENTLE MOUTH

MOTHER

I CAN SEE YOU SHAKING YOUR HEAD

THERE WAS NEVER ANYTHING LIKE LOVE

JUST A PRETTY LIE WE ALL MADE UP

 

AND THIS IS ALL THERE IS

THIS IS ALL WE GET

ALL WE GET ARE STORIES 

TO LET OURSELVES FORGET

AND MOTHER, I KNOW WHY 

YOU DIDN’T WANT TO KNOW ME

YOU DID IT OUT OF KINDNESS

YOU WERE ONLY TRYING TO SHOW ME

NOT TO WANT     TOO MUCH     

NOT TO REACH     FOR YOUR TOUCH

THIS IS ALL WE GET

THIS IS ALL WE GET

LISTEN UP (Godard, Lee, Pearl) - nknown Artist
00:00 / 00:00

GODARD AND LEE

LISTEN UP, LISTEN UP
MAYBE DO A LITTLE KISSIN’ UP

SORRY DEAR, THERE'S NO ONE HERE TO HELP YOU
LISTEN UP,  YOUR GOOSE IS COOKED
YOUR TICKET TO NOWHERE’S ALREADY BOOKED
SO LET’S TAKE THIS FOR A RIDE LIKE THE ONE YOU JUST TOOK!


LEE
TELL US HOW TO USE THE BOX, TUTI-FRUITI


GODARD
FLY BOY!  


LEE
YOU’VE CAUGHT US IN  BARGAINING MOOD


GODARD
ARE YOU PURELY GIRLY-GIRLY?  OR MORE OF A BI-BOY?


LEE
FORGIVE MY FRIEND, BUT YES, HE INTENDS TO BE RUDE


GODARD
SEE, WE’RE LOOKING FOR A CHANGE OF SCENE


LEE
WE CHAFE BENEATH  RESTRICTIONS


GODARD
AND WE’D LIKE TO LEAVE


LEE
USING YOUR MACHINE


GODARD
INDULGE OUR PREDiLECTIONS


GODARD AND LEE
SO LISTEN UP
LISTEN UP
BABY, THERE’S NO PRISON UP
HERE
JUST A NICE DEVICE
AND IT HUMS TIL YOUR SPIRIT RUNS CLEAR


LEE
Are you scared?


PEARL
What’s this pump?


GODARD
No one is talking to you, --  illegal merde!


PEARL
Say what...?


LEE
LIVING FLESHY PULP IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE BLUE
YET LOOK AT YOU TWO
LOOK AT YOU TWO
OOH, THE THINGS THAT I COULD DO


GODARD
MY FRIEND MR. LEE IS A SADIST
BUT I’M JUST A VERY CRUEL GUY
WHICH OF YOU TWO IS AFRAIDEST?
WHO WANTS TO GIVE US A TRY?



GODARD AND LEE
SO LISTEN UP, LISTEN UP
LET’S START THIS MISSION UP
GET THIS GADGET IN THE AIR
AND WE WON’T TOUCH A HAIR



PEARL

PLEASE FORGIVE ME

YOU FILL ME FULL OF FRIGHT

I AM SIMPLE GYPSY WOMAN

CANNOT READ OR,  HOW YOU SAY?  

BRYCE

Write.


PEARL

WE WERE TRY TO GO TO GREEN

BUT CRASH INTO BLUE

CANNOT GO BACK

WITHOUT REST OF CREW


BRYCE

WE WERE LOOKING 

FOR SOME PEOPLE WHO WE LOVE

YOU MIGHT NEVER UNDERSTAND

WE WERE-

GODARD AND LEE

Shaddup!!!

PEARL

PLEASE FORGIVE ME

I AM NOT SO GOOD WITH WORD

MACHINE HAS CERTAIN “GIZMO”

(a cranking motion)

ONLY WORK WHEN WHEEL IS STIRRED

ONLY WORK WITH FINGERPRINT

FROM ALL THREE IN TEAM

BRYCE

It’s a biometric interface.

 

PEARL

(pointing to Bryce)

IS WHAT I MEAN

GODARD

And why should we believe you?

BRYCE

BECAUSE WE WANT TO LEAVE HERE 

PEARL

AND YOU LEAVE, TOO

BRYCE

YOU PROVIDE  SAFE TRANSIT

PEARL

MACHINE KNOW WHAT TO DO

BRYCE

WE’LL BE ON OUR WAY 

ONCE WE GRAB THE OTHER TWO


 
MY LIFE IN ROCK N ROLL - Ralphie
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YOU'RE FREE (G*d, Developers) -
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GOD

I DO NOT RUN    A NANNY STATE, LOVE
AND THAT IS HOW I SHOW MY GREAT LOVE
YOU ALONE    CONTROL YOUR FATE, LOVE
IF I MAY ARTICULATE, LOVE:
I DON’T CARE
WHAT MADE YOU THINK    I’D BE SO NAMBY PAMBY?
GODZILLA DOESN’T GIVE A DAMN FOR BAMBI
A LITTLE ROUGH?  WELL, I SUPPOSE IT CAN BE
I DON'T CARE
DID YOU PICTURE A SWEET SEMINARIAN?
A VEGETARIAN?
KIDDO, I’M NO LIBERAL—
I’M...  A LIBERTARIAN!  
GOD AND DEVELOPERS
YOU'RE FREE!     
TO DO EXACTLY AS YOU LIKE!
YOU'RE FREE!      
TO STRIKE WHATEVER POSE YOU STRIKE!
ANGELIC           DEMONIC
BEATIFIC        BUBONIC
MORE BRILLIANT       MORONIC
GOD
I DON’T CARE!
DEVELOPERS
SHE DOESN’T CARE, SHE DOESN’T CARE,
SHE DOESN’T CARE!
GOD AND DEVELOPERS
YOU CAN SWIM WITH THE WHALES IN THE SALTON SEA
SHOOT UP CHINA WHITE DOWN ON AVENUE D
DANCE TO THE FLIGHT OF THE VALKYRIES
OR FLY RIGHT OFF A BALCONY
MIRI
No.  This can’t be possible.
GOD
All things are possible.
MIRI
Then why not something kind?
GOD
You’re ignorance is laughable.
RALPHIE
(rising)
But what about Jesus?  The Sermon on the Mount?
GOD
THERE ARE MORE SILLY MYTHS THAN YOU COULD POSSIBLY COUNT
BRYCE
Well, Buddha’s not a myth, he taught a path to inner peace.
GOD
AH, THE WONDEROUS WISDOM OF THE MORBIDLY OBESE
PEARL
Then what about Gandhi?  Or Martin Luther King?
GOD
The ywere just down there doin’ there thing.
DEVELOPERS
YOU’RE FREE!     
TO DO WHATEVER YOU WOULD DO
YOU FREE!     
NOBODY'S STOPPING YOU BUT YOU
GOD AND DEVELOPERS
WE'RE AT LIBERTY TO BE SO FREE, SO FREE, SO FREE
AND THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THE POWER OF POWER
POURING OIL FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWER
GOD
I CAN TAKE IT ALL IN
GOD AND DEVELOPERS
AS THE CYCLONES SPIN
AND THE WATERS RISE AND THE CROPS GROW THIN
YOU LOVELY SPECKS OF DUST CAN LUST
AND RISE ASND FALL AND BOOM AND BUST
DESTROY AND DEBAUCH, IT’S HARDLY NEW
GOD
SEE, I LIKE TO WATCH... AND YOU  DO, TOO
GOD AND DEVELOPERS
HORRIFIC IS TERRIFIC
AND IT'S PURELY SCIENTIFIC
IF IT'S ICKY THEN IT'S STICKY
SOMETHING YOU DISCOVER QUICKLY
GOD
THERE’S A KITTY IN THE WINDOW SO ADORABLE AND SOFT
BUT THE KITTY IN THE BOX IS THE ONE THAT GETS US OFF
DEVELOPERS
SO WE ELEVATE THE SCUM...
AND PROMOTE THE EVILDOERS
GOD
(acknowledging the audience)
MY ONLY OBLIGATION’S TO MY VIEWERS

I GUESS I DID OKAY...
MY LIFE IN ROCK AND ROLL
THEY SAY YOU GOTTA PAY YOUR DUES
THEY SAY YOU GOTTA SELL YOUR SOUL
BUT NEVER SOLD OUT
I STUCK TO MY GUNS
I NEVER GOT A RECORD DEAL
BUT THEY USUALLY SUCK, ANYWAY...

YEAH, WE GOT A BAND TOGETHER
AND I  LEARNED A FEW LICKS
SOON WE HAD OUR IMAGE DOWN
AND WE PLAYED A FEW GIGS
AND IF NOBODY CAME
WELL, THEY JUST DIDN’T GET IT
BUT I WAS IN FOR THE LONG HAUL
THE OTHERS WENT TO COLLEGE...

BUT THE THINGS THAT I LEARNED
I WOULDN’T TRADE FOR NUTHIN'
AND THE STRIPES THAT I EARNED
GOT ME THAT GIG AT GUITAR CENTER
AND IF I DIED YOUNG
I’M STILL A SURVIVOR
CUT DOWN IN MY PRIME
BY A SPACED OUT UBER DRIVER

BUT ROCK AND ROLL
IS HEAR TO STAY
AND IF YOU WANT MY FINAL WORDS I’LL SAY…
CHUGGA CHUGGA HEY!  CHUGGA CHUGGA HEY! 
CHUGGA CHUGGA HEY!  CHUGGA CHUGGA HEY! 
CHUGGA CHUGGA  CHUGGA CHUGGA

CHUGGA CHUGGA  CHUGGA CHUGGA

CHUGGA CHUGGA HEY!  CHUGGA CHUGGA HEY! 

CHUGGA CHUGGA HEY!  CHUGGA CHUGGA HEY! 

GOD LIVES IN THE BLUE (reprise) - Developers
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GOD LIVES IN THE BLUE

THIS PRECIOUS PLOT OF REALTY

GOD LIVES IN THE BLUE

LET US SHOW OUR FEALTY

I'M DONE (Halo) - Unknown Artist
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HALO

SEE, I JUST GOT BACK FROM THE GREATEST TRIP

OH, JUST PIPE DOWN, YOU BIG-HAIR BITCH!

 WAS TIPPIN’, I WAS SLIPPIN’, I WAS LOSIN’ MY GRIP

THEN I WENT TO THE YELLOW AND EVERYTHING FLIPPED

NOW I’M DONE!  I’M DONE!

 

SEE, I WENT TO THE YELLOW AND WHO DID I SEE?

JUST THE GREATEST GENIUS IN GENIUS HISTORY!

NOW I GOT THE POWER!  I GOT THE KEY!

AND JUST WAIT’LL YOU SEE WHAT HE GAVE ME

I’M DONE!  I’M SO DONE!

 

GETTIN’ DICKED AROUND, LAUGHED AT AND LEFT OUT

LAST IN LINE WHEN THE GOOD SHIT GETS PASSED OUT

THIS UNIVERSE IS LIKE A REALLY BAD BATCH

BUT NOW WE GET TO START FROM SCRATCH!

 

IT’S BEEN A LONG, STRANGE BUMPY RIDE

BUT NOW I’VE GOT THE USER GUIDE

I DON’T NEED THIS!  OR YOU!  OR ANY OF THEM!

YEAH, MOTHERFUCKERS, R.T.F.M.!!!

 

IT’S BEEN A BRUTAL BAKE, MORE THAN I CAN TAKE

SO I’M GIVING THIS MAGIC 8 BALL A SHAKE

LIKE A WHOLE NEW DOSE, IT’S GONNA BE GREAT

I CAN’T FUCKIN’ WAIT...

 

KATIE

A new big bang?!?!  Is that what you’re saying?!?!

HALO

CORRECTAMUNDO!   AND  I KNOW HOW!

HOLD YOUR EARS, CUZ IT’S GONNA BE LOUD!

WHEN I SAY I’M DONE, I MEAN SQUARE ONE

WE’RE STARTIN’ ALL OVER!  IT’S GONNA BE FUN!

RATHBONE

What have you got against the Universe?

HALO

IT CAN LICK MY LEFT BUN!

CAN YOU SEE IT? Miri, Ensemble) -
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MIRI

YES, I GUESS, I BELIEVE
THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON
IS THAT REALLY SO PARANOID?


AND YES, I CONFESS
I HAVE MY SUSPICIONS IT’S ALL GOING WRONG
IS THAT REALLY SO PARANOID?

 

MIRI, PEARL, BRYCE
WE’RE HERE... ON A TRIP... ON A SHIP
ON AN UNCHARTED SEA

 

LARGER CAST
LOOKING UP TO THE STARS TO TRY TO STEER
WHILE WE’RE TOSSED AROUND HERE
SO LOST AND SO FREE


SO WHAT IS IT GONNA BE?
(WHAT IS IT GONNA BE?)
DO WE LET IT ALL DROWN?
AND THRASH EACH OTHER ON THE WAY DOWN?
IS THERE SOMETHING MORE

THAT WE CAN FIND
SOME GREATER MIND
TO TURN THIS AROUND?

FULL  CAST
IS IT REALLY A MIRACLE?
THIS RAINBOW OF LIGHT
THESE COLORS WE’RE GIVEN
THIS LAND OF THE LIVING
THIS LOST PARADISE
IS IT REALLY SO CRAZY
TO SOMEHOW BELIEVE
IT COULD ALL BE SO DIFFERENT

(THESE COLORS WE'RE GIVEN)
AND WE’RE CRAZY NOT TO SEE?
SEE, SEE, SEE

THE UNSEEN WORLD

PEARL
AND THERE’S PLENTY HERE TO GO AROUND

FULL CAST

THE UNSEEN WORLD

MIRI
WE CAN TURN THIS LEAKY SHIP AROUND

FULL CAST

THE UNSEEN WORLD

CAN YOU SEE IT?  CAN YOU SEE IT?

OPEN YOUR EYES
 

CAN YOU SEE IT?

CAN YOU SEE IT?

OPEN YOUR EYES

CAN YOU SEE IT?

CAN YOU SEE IT?

CAN YOU SEE?