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THE WHY MUSEUM

- MARTIN - The Musical -

Martin is an idea I've had for quite a while now, based around the songs of Soft Cell. The setting of the show was inspired by their debut album, while the main protagonist, Martin, was inspired from their second album, The Art Of Falling Apart. Over time, various songs have rearranged themselves into a story in my head, that one day, hopefully people will hear. Until then, this is a page solely for the use of Phil Young in the writing of this project. Please do not download any of the songs here and indeed, go and buy their albums.

 

Please note - this is all a work in progress and permissions will be sought for the material on this page once the writing stage of this project is complete. No inference of ownership of anything Soft Cell related is implied here.

 

MARTIN - THE MUSICAL

 

 

CAST

 

BOLD narrator

Standard - Martin

Italic - The Girl

Stripper 1

Prostitute 1

Club Owner

Bum

Chauffer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROPOSED SONG LIST

 

Martin

Kitchen Sink Drama

Seedy Films

Entertain Me

Baby Doll

Forever The Same

Loving You, Hating Me

Tainted Love

Sex Dwarf

Barriers

Youth

Bedsitter

Heat

La Grand Guidnol

Mr Self Destruct

Numbers

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Secret Life

So

 

 

ACT ONE

 

 

Direction

Stage is dark as the music begins. The Narrator signs his parts, while Martin is acting them out with a large screen behind him allowing the various pieces to be set in varying backgrounds. Ensemble cast flitter in and out when appropriate.

 

MARTIN

 

Martin is talking now. (voice - lyric changed)

Martin is a boy with problems
Martin has a family history
Martin has too many nightmares
He lives in a fantasy
There's a danger that he'll take too far
His morbid curiosity

He's seen too many creepy films
He's read too many books
Martin sleeps with all the lights on
Martin's seen too many looks
He lives out a strange obsession
Tries hard to resist
But Martin needs his strange obsession
To exist

(Kill, kill, kill) - (voices from the side)

He's far too pale and far too frail
To be a normal boy
There's something shining in his eyes
The things he'd like to say
Martin had a lot to live down
Growing up in a no name town (lyric changed)
Torches burning in the trees
The shivering lust of blood
He's the star of many horror movies
But deep inside he's good

There's an illness flowing through him
That's there all the time
And though he watches and he waits
He knows he's not to blame
The face at the window
The hand under the bed
Martin has hallucinations
Dreams that he's dead
He finds the hunger's at it's worst
When he's in bed

(Kill, kill, kill) - (voices from the side)

He's finding hard to keep control
He knows it won't be long
And his tongue rolls over his dry lips
And the voice lingers on

 

Martin

Martin

Martin

Martin

Martin

(Kill, kill, kill) - (voices from the side)
Martin

(Kill, kill, kill) - (voices from the side)
Martin

(Kill, kill, kill) - (voices from the side)
Martin

Martin

Martin

 

 

DIRECTION

 

Not sure when this occurs yet. I like it being before the Martin song, but the idea of that was to have something to shut the audience up, so this may have to be the first shrink session we see him have. The stage would be in darkness, as would the audience. Youíd only hear Martinís voice and meanwhile it is the perfect time for a set change, if not too noisy.

 

 

Martin

 

DarknessÖ. I wake up and all I see is darknessÖ. Itís that kind of darkness thatís so much darker even after youíve opened your eyesÖ and then you wish they were still closed, because in the darkness, the monsters come. I reach over, grasping at air. I know the alarm should be there. I know the bedside light should be there, but the only thing I can feel is the emptiness. I reach out further and theyíve always been there, right at that distance, why arenít they there? I start to panic and try again, I reach even further, desperate for that click and the light that follows, the light that will scare the monsters away. They fear the light, like I feel the darkness.

I slowly sit up, listening, sweating. The chill of the air freezes each bead of perspiration like a frozen bullet sliding down my body. Iím waiting for my eyes to grow accustomed to the dark, but it doesnít happen. I know something is wrong. I slowly move across the bed, seeking the edge and the sanctuary of the floor and the firm ground that can once again establish where I am, my place in the world, my place in my room. I find the edge and slowly slide my legs over the side and wait for the welcome touch of the floor on my soul (yes spelling correct). I know where the floor should be, just like I know where the light should be, where the alarm should be, but thereís nothing, just the darkness. My body slides off the bed like itís being dragged away by a monster. Iím caught in a vacuum, my feet hurtling through the one thing left in my existence. Darkness.

 

Narrator

 

Interesting,

 

 

 

Direction

The Girl is in her home as the narrator sings the song and she acts out the varying things he describes.

 

KITCHEN SINK DRAMA

 

Passing time in the afternoon
Cleaning the bathroom floor
Rearrange things in the dining room
Covers the chip on the kitchen door
The paperboy winks as he hands her a paper
He's cheekier every day
She undoes her apron and sings on the sofa
(changed to sings deliberately)
Throws all her household chores away

Iím in a fantasy (lyric changed)
It's not so hard to see
That I am living a lie
Iíll never be the same
I shut my eyes again
Wave all my worries goodbye

Puts on her make-up
And smoothes down her dress
Practices the words to say
(lyric changed)
She always had that spark of beauty
(lyric changed)
Escape is only a romance away
Troubles come flooding back with her migraine
She trembles and shuts her eyes
It's a good thing that friends come in little bottles
Time to shake up and prepare for the lies

Iím in a fantasy (lyric changed)
It's not so hard to see
That I am living a lie
Iíll never be the same
I shut my eyes again
Wave all my worries goodbye

Pushing the hair back from her face
Shaping her thoughts in the sky
Heaven is through her kitchen window
"Pity it's only a dream", she sighs (both)
Imagines herself as Elizabeth Taylor
The paperboy cycles away
She turns on the stove
Soon her husband is home
"Hello dear, it's been such a long day"

Direction

 

The Girl opens the door to welcome an imaginary husband into the door - see last verse

 


Iím in a fantasy (lyric changed)
It's not so hard to see
That I am living a lie
Iíll never be the same
I shut my eyes again
Wave all my worries goodbye
Iím in a fantasy (lyric changed)
It's not so hard to see
That I am living a lie
Iíll never be the same
I shut my eyes again
Wave all my worries goodbye

 

 

Direction

 

Downtown Soho. Martin is walking along as the various shops, brothels, strip clubs, movie theatres pass by or he walks by them on a static set. Ensemble are patrons, workers, bums and passers by.

 

SEEDY FILMS

 

Sleazy city - Guy Outsite strip club
Seedy films - Guy Outside movie theatre
Breathing so heavy - Guy Outsite strip club
Come in neighbour - Guy Outsite strip club - lyric changed
Let's get acquainted - Prostitute 1
Getting to know you - Prostitute 1
Feeling sleazy
In seedy sin city
Feeling sleazy
In seedy sin city

Sleazy city - ensemble and Martin
Sleepy people - ensemble and Martin
Down in your alleys - ensemble and Martin
Seems that anything goes - ensemble and Martin
Blue films flicker - ensemble and Martin
Hands of a stranger - ensemble and Martin
Getting to know you - ensemble and Martin
And I'm getting to like you - ensemble and Martin

Hey that's fine - Prostitute 1
Got no time - Prostitute 1
Meet me on Friday - Prostitute 2
Down, down, down in blue city - Prostitute 2
Got no address - Bum
Just a telephone number - Bum
Phone me tonight - Prostitute 2
And maybe we can talk dirty - Prostitute 2
Phone me tonight - Bum
And maybe we can talk dirty - Bum

Sleazy city - ensemble and Martin
Sleepy people - ensemble and Martin
Down in your alleys - ensemble and Martin
Seems that anything goes - ensemble and Martin
Blue films flicker - ensemble and Martin
Hands of a stranger - ensemble and Martin
Getting to know you - ensemble and Martin
And I'm getting to like you - ensemble and Martin

(Martin walks off stage at this point)

 

The Oh bit - The Girl

 


Sleazy city - The Girl
Sleepy people - The Girl
Down your alleys - The Girl
Seems that anything goes - The Girl
Blue films flicker - The Girl
Hands of a stranger - The Girl
Getting to know you - The Girl
And I'm getting to like you - The Girl

Sleazy city - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Seedy films - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Breathing so heavy - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Hey there neighbour - ensemble, The Girl and Martin lyric changed)
Let's get acquainted - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to know you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Feeling sleazy - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
In sleepy sin city - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Feeling sleazy - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
In sleepy sin city - ensemble, The Girl and Martin

Sleazy city - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Sleepy people - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Down your alleys - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Seems that anything goes - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Blue films flicker - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Hands of a stranger - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to know you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
And I'm getting to like you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
The Oh bit - The Girl


Hey isn't that you on the screen - Martin
Isn't that you on the screen - Martin
(Shhh that's not me) - The Girl
The Oh bit - The Girl


Getting to know you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to like you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
The Oh bit - The Girl

Getting to know you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to like you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to know you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to like you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to know you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to like you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to know you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to like you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to know you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to like you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to know you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin
Getting to like you - ensemble, The Girl and Martin

The Oh bit - The Girl

Direction

The Girl blows Martin a kiss the dance around a bit and she walks into one of the strip joints, song ends.

 

 

 

 

Direction

 

Inside a strip club,

Note many lyrics changed again.

 

ENTERTAIN ME.

 

Trying to please - stripper 1
All these people around me - stripper 1
Is trying to reach for the moon - stripper 1
(The Moon) - Ensemble
I see their faces looking so empty saying - stripper 1
I really need to finish soon - stripper 1
(So Soon) - Ensemble
Could be a slow strip - stripper 1
(slow slow slow) - Ensemble
Could be a no go - stripper 1
Reaction would be the same
(The Same) - Ensemble
So here I go - stripper 1
Though why I don't know - stripper 1
Trying to please them again - stripper 1

Entertain me - Ensemble
I'm as blank as can be - Ensemble
And I've seen it before - Ensemble
And I've done it before - Ensemble
And I think that I like it - Ensemble
But no I don't like it - Ensemble
It just goes on over and over - Ensemble
And over and over and over again - Ensemble

I try to give them all of my best moves - stripper 1
But t's taking a turn for the worst - stripper 1
(No No) - Ensemble
Whatís going wrong - stripper 1
Did I choose the wrong song - stripper 1
All those hours that I rehearsed. - stripper 1
(You rehearsed?) - Ensemble
Is this the wrong tune . - stripper 1
Is this the wrong dance . - stripper 1
My senses are feeling betrayed . - stripper 1
It's falling apart . - stripper 1
Why did I ever start . - stripper 1
Boss am I still getting paid . - stripper 1
(No No) - Ensemble

Entertain me - Ensemble
I'm as blank as can be - Ensemble
And I've seen it before - Ensemble
And I've done it before - Ensemble
And I think that I like it - Ensemble
But no I don't like it - Ensemble
It just goes on over and - Ensemble
Over And over and over and over again - Ensemble
Over and over again - Ensemble

 

Build her up, knock her down - Ensemble
Build her up, knock her down - Ensemble
Build her up, knock her down - Ensemble
Build her up, knock her down - Ensemble
Build her up, knock her down - Ensemble

I see a movement . - stripper 1
Down in the front row . - stripper 1
Maybe it's just a mistake . - stripper 1
Can I see cash. - stripper 1
(Hello) . - Guy in audience
Or is he just being flash. - stripper 1
(nice try) . - Guy in audience
Which conclusion should I make - stripper 1
Iím folding my arms - stripper 1
While I look straight ahead - stripper 1
Iím your puppet on a string - stripper 1
Iím feeling confused - stripper 1

ĎCause you've made a decision - stripper 1
You don't like anything - stripper 1

Entertain me - Ensemble
I'm as blank as can be - Ensemble
And I've seen it before - Ensemble
And I've done it before - Ensemble
And I think that I like it - Ensemble
But no I don't like it - Ensemble
It just goes on over and - Ensemble
Over And over and over and over again - Ensemble
Over and over again - Ensemble


Build her up, knock her down - Ensemble
Build her up, knock her down - Ensemble
Build her up, knock her down - Ensemble
Build her up, knock her down - Ensemble

Entertain me - Ensemble
I'm as blank as can be - Ensemble
And I've seen it before - Ensemble
And I've done it before - Ensemble
And I think that I like it - Ensemble
But no I don't like it - Ensemble
It just goes on over and - Ensemble
Over And over and over and over again - Ensemble
Over and over again - Ensemble

Off Off Off Off Off - Ensemble

 

 

DIRECTION

 

The first stripper disappears off stage in a huff and the lights go out a few seconds later, with the ensemble making agitated noises, the main stage curtain opens and The Girl is swinging on a trapeze for their entertainment. The Narrator is by the bar. Martin is in the audience with a drink.

 

Okay, okay, calm downÖ.. Ladies and mostly gentlemen, The Girl - Club Owner through Tannoy

 

Direction - The narrator who was at the bar turns when he hears the music and sings.

 

BABY DOLL

 

Baby doll is on her trapeze
Wearing the smile that she never sees
Thinking of a dollar as she tries to tease
Thinking of a dollar as she tries to tease - Narrator and Ensemble
Thinking of a dollar as she tries to tease - Narrator and Ensemble
Baby doll - Narrator and Ensemble
Baby doll - Narrator and Ensemble
Baby doll - Narrator and Ensemble
Baby doll

Time to play Sheba on a wooden stage (almost entire verse rewritten)
Taking off the clothes that defy her age.
Rubbing down the skin that has felt too much
Dreading the moment when she feels their touch.
Stared at by men that would do her harm
Needs to earn money so she gives them the farm
I promise you security safe in my arms - Ensemble
I promise you security safe in my arms - Ensemble

They'll never know the hurt that I feel inside
The emptiness I try to hide
They'll never know the hurt that I feel inside
The emptiness I try to hide
They'll never know the hurt that I feel inside
(Baby, Baby Doll) Ensemble
The emptiness I try to hide
(Baby, Baby Doll) Ensemble

I would melt your eyes that are glassy and cold
And as for the future when you grow old
Baby doll - Martin and Ensemble
Baby doll - Martin and Ensemble
Youíll never know the hurt that I feel inside
The emptiness I try to hide

Picked your tiny costume from a pile of clothes
Just a touch of glitter and a glow of gold
Pick on a failure make his knees go weak
Mouth open, eyes wide, fake my peak
Mouth open, eyes wide, fake my peak
Mouth open, eyes wide, fake my peak
(Baby, Baby Doll) Ensemble
Mouth open, eyes wide, fake my peak
(Baby, Baby Doll) Ensemble

Wipe that line of dribble falling from your mouth
We can go out the back but never to my
house (lyric change)
Youíve hidden all your mirrors 'cause theyíre never kind (lyric change)
How can they want me, they must be blind (lyric change)
All they see is beauty so why should I mind

Baby, baby, baby doll - all three and Ensemble
Find your worth I know itís tough

Nothing they can say is good enough

You donít need to search this is a genuine love - Ensemble
You donít need to search this is a genuine love - Ensemble
You donít need to search this is a genuine love - Ensemble
You donít need to search this is a genuine love - Ensemble
You donít need to search this is a genuine love - Ensemble
Baby, baby, baby doll (she sings dreamingly)

You donít need to search this is a genuine love - Ensemble
Baby, baby, baby doll (she sings dreamingly)

You donít need to search this is a genuine love - Ensemble
Baby, baby, baby doll (she sings dreamingly)

Baby, baby, baby doll (she sings dreamingly)

 

Direction

 

The outer parts of the stage go black until only a spotlight is left on The Girl as she sings the song out.

 

 

Probable start to act 2

 

Direction

 

Narrator on the side of the stage as Martin is walking through the streets again, filled out with the ensemble.

 

Note some lyrics are changed

 

FOREVER THE SAME

 

He's in a world of his own
He's in a world of his own
He'd like the time to play with his mind
He'd like the time to glow
He sees the things that pass him by
And the things that he never owned
Everyone has and he has not
So he lives in a world of his own

Heís cried, heís lies
- Narrator and Ensemble
He's cruel, he's kind
- Narrator and Ensemble
He goes out on a Friday night,
- Narrator and Ensemble
He gets drunk and he starts a fight
- Narrator and Ensemble
And he loses his mind
- Narrator and Ensemble
And he loses his sight
- Narrator and Ensemble
Because times are hard
- Narrator and Ensemble
And money is tight
- Narrator and Ensemble
Because he has the pressure
- Narrator and Ensemble
He has the blame
- Narrator and Ensemble
Life never changes
- Narrator and Ensemble
Forever the same
- Narrator and Ensemble

He's in a world of his own
Drowned in sound but never alone
He just want love, must he love himself
Someone throw this dog a bone
He's in a world of his own
He's in a hell of his own
He watches the clock and watches the time
Watching life slip by is living a crime
A better world he's never known

Heís cried, heís lies
- Narrator and Ensemble
He's cruel, he's kind
- Narrator and Ensemble
He goes out on a Friday night,
- Narrator and Ensemble
He gets drunk and he starts a fight
- Narrator and Ensemble
And he loses his mind
- Narrator and Ensemble
And he loses his sight
- Narrator and Ensemble
Because times are hard
- Narrator and Ensemble
And money is tight
- Narrator and Ensemble
Because he has the pressure
- Narrator and Ensemble
He has the blame
- Narrator and Ensemble
Life never changes
- Narrator and Ensemble
Forever the same
- Narrator and Ensemble

Heís cried, heís lies
- Narrator and Ensemble
He's cruel, he's kind
- Narrator and Ensemble
He goes out on a Friday night,
- Narrator and Ensemble
He gets drunk and he starts a fight
- Narrator and Ensemble
And he loses his mind
- Narrator and Ensemble
And he loses his sight
- Narrator and Ensemble
Because times are hard
- Narrator and Ensemble
And money is tight
- Narrator and Ensemble
Because he has the pressure
- Narrator and Ensemble
He has the blame
- Narrator and Ensemble
Life never changes
- Narrator and Ensemble
Forever the same
- Narrator and Ensemble

 

Heís cried, heís lies - Narrator and Ensemble
He's cruel, he's kind
- Narrator and Ensemble
He goes out on a Friday night,
- Narrator and Ensemble
He gets drunk and he starts a fight
- Narrator and Ensemble
And he loses his mind
- Narrator and Ensemble
And he loses his sight
- Narrator and Ensemble
Because times are hard
- Narrator and Ensemble
And money is tight
- Narrator and Ensemble
Because he has the pressure
- Narrator and Ensemble
He has the blame
- Narrator and Ensemble
Life never changes
- Narrator and Ensemble
Forever the same
- Narrator and Ensemble


Forever the same
- Narrator and Ensemble
Forever the same
- Narrator and Ensemble

Forever the same - Narrator and Ensemble

 

 

 

 

Direction

 

The Narrator is with The Girl. He has been talking to her. It is clear that he is her psychiatrist and that he has had a thing for her. She has seen him before with her problems and he has become emotionally attached and is worried now that she is interested in Martin, both for her well being and also for himself, seeing his love, once again falling out of his reach.

 

LOVING YOU, HATING ME

 

We've hit those depths again
Playing black games again
Black mellow lies
And the narrowing of eyes
Playing those games again
You hold the reins again
But then I turned the card
And you know I hit hard

Loving you,
hating me
It's the other side of love
It's the side that you don't want to see

Shaking your head that way
It's so true when they say
That love is a pain in the heart
A pain that pulls apart
I'm breaking rules again
You're breaking hearts again
Pretend to despise
When there's love in your eyes

Loving you, hating me
It's the other side of love
It's the side that you don't want to see

Loving you, hating me

It's the other side of love
It's the side that you don't want to see

And I'm loving you
And you're hating me
It's the other side of love
It's the other side of love

Loving you when youíre hating me

It's the other side of love

It's the other side of love

It's the other side of love

 

 

 

Direction

 

No idea how this is going to fit in but think it must be done quite softly, possibly even vocal only in a sad reflective way.

The other way is to have the Marilyn Manson version pretty much as is and have Martin going crazy while singing it.

 

TAINTED LOVE

 

Tainted love

Tainted love

I gave you all a boy could give you

But you took my tears

And thatís not nearly all.

Tainted love

Itís a tainted love

I gave you all a boy could give you

But you took my tears

And thatís not nearly all.

 

Sometimes I feel

I've got to run away

I've got to get away

From the pain

The pain you drive into the heart of me

The love we share

Seems to go nowhere

And I've lost my light

For I toss and turn

I can't sleep at night

 

Once I ran to you (you ran)

Now I run from you

This tainted love you've given - Both Martin and The Girl

I give you all a boy could give you

You took my tears - Both Martin and The Girl

And that's not nearly all - Both Martin and The Girl

Itís a tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Itís a tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

I gave you all a boy could give you

But you took my tears - Both Martin and The Girl

And thatís not nearly all. - Both Martin and The Girl

 

I know that we could run away

That youíve got to get away

Is there nothing more you want from me

To make things right

You need someone to hold you tight

But you think love is to pray

I'm so sorry I don't pray that way

 

Tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

I gave you all a boy could give you

But you took my tears

And thatís not nearly all.

Tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Itís a tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

I gave you all a boy could give you

But you took my tears - Both Martin and The Girl

And thatís not nearly all. - Both Martin and The Girl

 

Don't touch me please

I cannot stand the way you tease

I love you though you hurt me so

Now letís pack our things and go

 

Tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Touch me baby, tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Touch me baby, tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

Tainted love - Both Martin and The Girl

 

 

DIRECTION

 

Not sure where this fits in at the moment but I see a scene with the club owner, maybe seen in retrospect, where he has taken The Girl back to his place and the chauffer comes in too. The Girl is shocked but has no option and gets more and more drawn in as things get out of hand.

 

 

SEX DWARF

 

Isn't it nice, sugar and spice - Chauffer

Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer
I can make a film and make you my star - Club Owner
You'll be a natural the way you are - Club Owner
I would like you on a long black leash - Club Owner
I would parade you down the high street - Club Owner (LC)
You've got the attraction - Club Owner
You've got the pulling power - Club Owner
Walk my doggie, walk my little sex dwarf - Club Owner
We can make a scene we'll be a team - Club Owner
Making the headlines sounds like a dream - Club Owner
When we hit the floor you just watch them move aside - Club Owner
We will take them for a ride of rides - Club Owner
They all love your miniature ways - Club Owner
You know what they say about small boys - Club Owner

Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf

Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf

I'm a Rolls Royce, look its so huge! - Chauffer
It's big and it's gold - Club Owner
With my dumb chauffeur - Club Owner
Looking to procure, run little doggie - Club Owner
Lure a disco dolly - Club Owner
Run my little sex dwarf, I feel so lonely - Club Owner
Get my little camera, take a pretty picture - Club Owner
Sex dwarf, in a gold Rolls, making it with the dumb chauffeur - Club Owner

Isn't it nice, sugar and spice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer
Sex Dwarf
Isn't it nice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer

Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf

Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf


Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf

Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf

We can make an outfit for my little Sex Dwarf - Club Owner
To match the gold Rolls on my dumb chauffeur - Club Owner
We'll all look so good, we'll knock 'em cold - Chauffer
Knocking 'em cold in black and gold - Chauffer
We can have playtime in my little playroom - Club Owner
Disco Dollies, my Sex Dwarf and my dumb chauffeur - Club Owner
I would like you on a long black leash - Club Owner
You can bring me all the things I need - Club Owner

Sex Dwarf
Isn't it nice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer
Sex Dwarf
Isn't it nice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer

Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf

Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf


Sex Dwarf

Sex Dwarf
Isn't it nice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer
Sex Dwarf
Isn't it nice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer

 

Isn't it nice, sugar and spice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer
Sex Dwarf
Isn't it nice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer
Sex Dwarf
Isn't it nice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer
Sex Dwarf
Isn't it nice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer
Isn't it nice, sugar and spice - Chauffer
Luring disco dollies to a life of vice - Chauffer
Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf
Sex Dwarf
Isn't it nice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

I see this as possibly an almost ballet style sequence. Probably sung by the Narrator

 

 

BARRIERS

 

Searching through the memory books
Of photographs your lovers took
Why play the game of place the pain
When you end up feeling just the same
Anyway...

Sleep comes so slowly now
So hard to keep the eyelids down
And you're hoping soon to drown the sound
Of a voice you know that whispers in
Your mind...

Oh, it was a sad, sad day
The day you turned away
And there was nothing in your eye
You had told me once you found it impossible
To cry...

I know you've been there and back
I've been there too
But it was never really deep in you
To do those things you had to do...

And in your sleepy bedroom eyes
I saw the signs
And I lay awake all night
In the cold
Until the light burned my side
And there was nothing
There was nothing anymore...

And there was nothing
Not a feeling
As you glanced back from the door...

Move away to find another place
That illustrates your point of view
Surrounded by the little things
That re-assure
That reflect you...

Ooooo and there was nothing
And there was nothing in my heart
And there was nothing in my head
The light in your eyes is changing all the time
And I still have your smile
Burned into my mind...

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

 

 

 

YOUTH

 

Youth has gone
I heard you say
It doesn't matter
Anyway

Don't hide the photos
Or turn off the lights
I'm quite sure we've both seen
Funnier sights

[Chorus]
Youth
Sleep in a deep deep deep
Beauty is skin deep

Youth has gone
Though we're still young
It's hard I know to believe
That I was somebody's son

The memories
Of what you once were
The memories of what
We both were

[Chorus]

Youth has gone
Though don't think
I don't cry
We let ourselves slip

And now
I ask myself why
I'm on my own
And don't think I really mind

When after all
The years have been fairly kind
Youth
Sleep in a deep deep deep

Beauty is skin deep
Sleep in a deep deep deep
Beauty is skin deep
Youth... Youth... Sleep!

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

Sung by The Girl. Probably having people dancing in and out of her life with the dancing, loving etc following the words of the song.

 

BEDSITTER

 

 

Sunday morning going slow, I'm talking to the radio
Clothes and records on the floor, the memories of the night before
Out in Clubland having fun and now I'm hiding from the sun
Waiting for a visitor though no-one knows I'm here for sure

Dancing, laughing, drinking, loving
And now I'm all alone in bedsit land
My only home

I think it's time to cook a meal to fill the emptiness I feel
Spent my money going out, I've nothing in I'm left without
Clean my teeth and comb my hair and look for something new to wear
And start the nightlife over again and kid myself I'm having fun

Dancing, laughing, drinking, loving
And now I'm all alone in bedsit land
My only home

I look out from my window view that really nothing else to do
Read a book maybe write a letter, mother, things are getting better
Watch the mirror count the lines, the battle scars of all the good times
Look around and I can see a thousand people just like me

Dancing, laughing, drinking, loving
And now I'm all alone in bedsit land
My only home

Dancing, laughing, drinking, loving
And now I'm all alone in bedsit land
My only home
Dancing, laughing, drinking, loving

 

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

Sung by the Narrator as he sees The Girl slipping from his grasp, probably in a session once it is established that he is her shrink.

 

 

HEAT

 

It was the heat of the night I think
Or it could've been the effect of the drink
But I had to brush away the flies
That started to collect around your eyes
I've still the taste of the sweat and the dust
You're still playing games and abusing my trust

In the heat of the night, in the glow of the light
It's the back and the bite, that's feeling alright
Do you use up bodies like cigarettes
Do you need them for ego, do you need them for sex?

In the heat of the night, in the glow of the light
It's the back and the bite, that's feeling alright
Do you use up bodies like cigarettes
Do you need them for ego, do you need them for sex?

It was a bite of a night gone wrong
And the effect of listening to negative songs
Stuck in a love scene from blood and sand
And the way the room keeps spinning around
Now I know what they mean by looks can kill
And they're having a strange effect on the way I feel

In the heat of the night, in the glow of the light
It's the back and the bite, that's feeling alright
Do you use up bodies like cigarettes
Do you need them for ego, do you need them for sex?

In the heat of the night, in the glow of the light
It's the back and the bite, that's feeling alright
Do you use up bodies like cigarettes
Do you need them for ego, do you need them for sex?

Oh, and you're moaning about your wasted life
Lying there listening to "Spanish Eyes"
With the cups on the floor, and the plates in the sink
And the room full of smoke, and then you full of drink

You skin's going dry and the color of sand
Ignore the cigarette burning your hand
You skin's going dry and the color of sand
Ignore the cigarette burning your hand

Now I know what they mean by looks can kill
And they're having a strange effect on the way I feel
Now I know what they mean by looks can kill
And they're having a strange effect on the way I
On the way I, on the way I feel

Now I know, now I know what they mean
Now I know what they mean by
By looks can, by looks can kill, kill

Now I know, now I know what they mean by looks can kill

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

The Girl is dancing at a new club and this is either sung by the owner and clients or TBA

 

LA GRAND GUIGNOL

 

Would you like to taste a little pain
From the fickle hand of fame
Aren't you happy that the road to success
Is littered with drugs and sex
It's all here for your delectation
In compromising situations
Let fallen heroes entertain you
Take a look
Nobody's gonna blame you

Say hello, le Grand Guignol
Say hello, le Grand Guignol
Say hello, to the broken people
The broken people

Snake dancers, sex changer
Come inside
It gets stranger and stranger
Got a lot of unpleasant surprises
Cruelty comes in all shapes and sizes

Say hello, le Grand Guignol
Say hello, le Grand Guignol
Say hello, to the broken people
The broken people
Say hello, le Grand Guignol
Say hello, le Grand Guignol
Say hello, to the broken people
The broken people

It's Grand Guignol
It's rock 'n' roll
It's vaudeville and burlesque
All of human life is here
In the theatre of the grotesque

The city has turned upside down
The circus lion is eating the clown
We're all delivered to the poison pens
And sacrificed to the pig with the lens

Say hello, le Grand Guignol
Say hello, le Grand Guignol
Say hello, to the broken people
The broken people
Say hello, le Grand Guignol
Say hello, le Grand Guignol
Say hello, to the broken people
The broken people

It's Grand Guignol
It's rock 'n' roll
It's vaudeville and burlesque
All of human life is here
In the theatre of the grotesque

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

Could be an ensemble number

 

MR SELF DESTRUCT

 

This next song is a bit of a tongue twister
But if I get all the words
Try to play this and sing at the same time
That's what rock and roll is all about

Always the dreamer, but never the dead
You had a rocky road mapped out somewhere in your head
Anyone in your way, was a spike in your side
With one hand in the wallet, you took them for the ride

You could look in their eyes, you perfected a lie
Never gave them the chance to question why
If they hit on you then you slammed them right back
Never keeping their cool it was up and attack

You should have seen you when you were eighteen
You were the toughest little fucker I've ever seen
And with each downfall you turned ten foot tall
The biggest kick in the balls you've ever been

And Dr Diablo's on his rounds again
Looking for blame and you know
That he'll diagnose pain again
Yeah, pain again

Narrow the sorrow, sick of the slick
Of the doors of discovery you had your pick
If they hit on you then you hit right back
Never keeping their cool, it was up and attack

You could look in their eyes, you perfected a lie
Never gave them the chance to question why
If they hit on you then you hit them right back
Never keeping their cool it was up and attack

Whoa, you're looking so torrid today, life
Has gone wild, no one blocks out the way
You even look good, so they say
A new lease of life flowed through your body today
Not that looks are all to go by, but anyway

The stuff is free and you can now go to town
Building your life up and smashing it down
Building your life up and smashing it down

You couldn't escape from this fact of life
That existing makes you a mess
That every decision or feeling or reason
Causes some sort of mental distress

You could look in their eyes, you perfected a lie
Never gave them the chance to question why
If they hit on you then you hit right back
Never keeping their cool it was up and attack

Keep the cool for the fool
Keep the cool for the fool
Keep the cool for the fool
Keep the cool for the fool
Hey, hey

You couldn't escape from this fact of life
That existing makes you a mess
That every decision or feeling or reason
Causes some sort of mental distress

You could look in their eyes, you perfected a lie
Never gave them the chance to question why
If they hit on you then you hit right back
Never keeping their cool it was up and attack

Building your life up and smashing it down
Building your life up and smashing it down
Yeah, building your life up and smashing it down

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

Could be sung by the prostitute / stripper colleague.

 

 

NUMBERS

 

Numbers
Who's the person that you woke up next to today?
If you were any older
Then you'd know you'd have to pay your way
Well maybe you do already
But you make out they pay you
Did you ask yourself where did love go wrong with you?

Numbers
Don't tell me name, I don't want to know
And don't forget to take the reminders when you go
Good things had to end
And I was never any good at saying goodbye
Because when I say goodbye a silly thing happens
And I always cry

Numbers
You're looking so thin these days, are you doing speed?
(No, numbers)
Have you seen your face? Now you're really going seed
(Playing numbers)
Doing a nine to five in the day
And you never know their names
(Numbers)
Because names make a person real
And there's no real people in these games

Numbers
Pass them on and pass them by
Numbers
Never hold a good thing down for long
Numbers
Throw 'em away like Kleenex
Numbers
Pick them up and push them away
Numbers

Oh numbers
Until you wake up one day
And find that you're a number
Until you wake up one day
And find that you're a number
Until you wake up one day
And find that you're a number
Until you wake up one day
And find that you're a number

Body one, body two, body three, body four
Body one, body two, body three, body four
Numbers
Body one, body two, body three, body four
Body one, body two, body three, body four
Body one, body two, body three, body four
Body one, body two, body three, body four

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

Sung by all three main characters Martin has found out about her relationship with his and her shrink.

 

SAY HELLO WAVE GOODBYE

 

Standin' at the door
Of the Pink Flamingo
Crying in the rain
It was a kind of so so love
And I'm gonna make sure
It doesn't happen again

You and I had to be
The standing joke of the year
You were a run around
A lost and found
And not for me I feel

Take your hands
Off me, please
I don't belong to you, you see
And take a look in my face
For the last time
I never knew you
You never knew me
Say hello, goodbye

Say hello and wave goodbye

We tried to make it work
You in a cocktail skirt
And me in a suit
But it just wasn't me
You're used to wearing less
And now your life's a mess
So insecure you seem

Well I put up with all the scenes
And this is one scene
That's goin' to be played my way

Take your hands
Off me, please
I don't belong to you, you say
And take a look in my face
For the last time
I never knew you
You never knew me
Say hello, goodbye

Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye

Under the deep red light
I can see the make up sliding down
Well hey little girl
You will always make up
So take off that
Unbecoming frown

As for me well
I'll find someone
Who's not going cheap
In the sales
A nice little house wife
Who'll give me a steady life
And not keep going off the rails

Take your hands
Off me, please
I don't belong to you, you say
And take a look in my face
For the last time
I never knew you
You never knew me
Say hello, goodbye

Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye
Wave goodbye

Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello, wave goodbye
Goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye

We were born before the wind
Who were we to understand
We were born before the wind
Say goodbye

Through the rain, hail, sleet and snow
Say good bye
And I'm trying, trying, trying
To say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye

In the wind and the rain my darling
Say goodbye
In the wind and the rain my darling

 

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

Sung by The Girl to the shrink when she believes he is getting too possessive and it is affecting her and Martin.

 

SECRET LIFE

 

In your little black book
You've got the names
And the favorite persuasions
Of the people in the headlines

I'm in there under A
And I'm rated under B
You've got photographs to prove it
And I swear to God it's not me

You've got a hard heart
Being hard is your art
You think love is a dirty, dirty word

You pick up the phone
And you ring me when I'm at home
And then you put it down
And I'm reaching for my Valium

My secret life, living life
On a knife edge of life
Tell my wife and she's
Just had a breakdown

And I, I'm not rich
But you know I'm top in my pitch
And you'll ruin the lot
Finish everything I've got
My secret life, secret life

I'll give you anything
Anything to shut you up
Why do you hate me so much?
What have I ever done to you
But leave you?

I don't want to play cat and mouse
Have the neighbors
Looking over at my house

All the secret smiles
When I walk in the room
And I think I'm going to
Crack up soon

I'm going to run away
Find a place in the dark
Where I don't have to hear
The nasty nasty talk

Change my sex
Change my hair
Be hard to find anywhere

My secret life, living life
On a knife edge of life
Tell my wife and she's
Just had a breakdown

And I, I'm not rich
But you know I'm top in my pitch
And you'll ruin the lot
Finish everything I've got
My secret life, my secret life

I'll give you anything
Anything to shut you up
Why do you hate me so much?
What have I ever done to you
But leave you? Ooh

My secret life
My secret life
My secret life
My secret life
My secret life

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

 

 

AN instrumental that one of the dancers strips to.

 

SO.

 

 

No lyrics.

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTION

 

 

 

 

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