Drawin' on the Walls Original Cast Recording

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WHAT A DREARY DAY IT IS. WHAT A SAD AND GRAY AND WEARY DAY IT IS. WHAT’S A BOY TO DO? IF I SAID THAT I COULD MAKE THE SKY BLUE, WOULD YOU BELIEVE ME? IF I SAID THAT I COULD MAKE THE DAY NEW, WOULD YOU BUY THAT? WELL, I... I CAN MAKE THE SUN SHINE! AND I... I CAN MAKE THE GRASS GREEN! IT TURNS OUT THAT RULES WERE MADE TO BE BROKEN, IF YOU WOULD BREAK THEM. AND THERE ARE WORLDS ASLEEP THAT NEED TO BE WOKEN, IF YOU WOULD WAKE THEM. SO I... I CAN MAKE A TREE TALL! AND I... I CAN MAKE THE SHADE COOL! SO EV’RYBODY LOOK WHAT I CAN DO: I’M DRAWIN’ ON THE WALLS! EV’RYBODY LOOK AT HOW MY DREAMS ARE COMIN’ TRUE WHEN I’M DRAWIN’ ON THE WALLS! YEAH, I-I-I... I’M DRAWIN’ ON THE WALLS! IT TURNS OUT THAT LONELY TIMES REALLY DO END – THAT I’M AWARE OF. ‘CAUSE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DRAW YOU A NEW FRIEND. YOU’RE TAKEN CARE OF! NOW I... I CAN MAKE A BIRD SING! AND I... I CAN MAKE A BIRD FLY! SO EV’RYBODY LOOK WHAT I CAN MAKE: I’M DRAWIN’ ON THE WALLS! AND EV’RYBODY LOOK AT WHAT A TURN THE WORLD CAN TAKE WHEN I’M DRAWIN’ ON THE WALLS! YEAH, I... I’M DRAWIN’ ON THE WALLS! YEAH, I... I’M DRAWIN’ ON THE WALLS!
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WHEN IT COMES TO KINDNESS I’D LIKE TO THINK I’M SKILLFUL, GOOD AT BEING SWEET, BUT WHAT AM I TO DO WHEN A BOY WHO’S WEIRD AND WILLFUL IS THE NEXT I MEET? BUT MAYBE THERE’S A LONELY HEART BEHIND HIS SOCIAL CRIMES. 'CAUSE EV’RYBODY NEEDS A FRIEND SOMETIMES. IN SUNDAY SCHOOL THEY TEACH YOU TO BE NICE TO YOUR NEIGHBOR, NEVER BE A JERK. BUT THAT’S NOT REALLY SOMETHING AT WHICH I’VE HAD TO LABOR. IT’S JUST HOW I WORK. SO MAYBE ALL HE REALLY NEEDS IS SOMEONE TO BE NEAR. ‘CAUSE EV’RYBODY NEEDS A FRIEND, I HEAR. EV’RYBODY NEEDS A FRIEND WHO’S NICE. SO MAYBE I SHOULD BE THE ONE TO MAKE THIS NOBLE SACRIFICE. MAYBE HE'S GOT PROBLEMS BUT I COULD BE HIS SAVIOR. IT COULD BE MY TASK TO HELP HIM FIND THE CAUSES OF HIS BIZARRE BEHAVIOR. IT'S WHAT GOD WOULD ASK. THOUGH WHAT GOES ON INSIDE HIS BRAIN I’LL NEVER COMPREHEND, EV’RYBODY NEEDS A FRIEND. YES, EV’RYBODY NEEDS A FRIEND! SO MAYBE I COULD BE THAT FRIEND... AND MAYBE THEN THIS CREEPY DRAWING CRAP WILL END!
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THIS WORLD... THIS PLACE I DREAMED IN MY MIND’S THE SETTING OF A TALE I CALL: “ONCE UPON A LOST CAUSE.” ONCE UPON AN OCEAN CLIFF, ONCE IN AN AGE THAT I FORGET, THEN, THERE STOOD A CITY BUILT OF STONE. A WIZARD CALLED THAT PLACE HIS HOME, PROTECTING THE CITIZENS, AND YET - HE HAD NO FRIENDS AND SO HE LIVED ALONE. WITH HIS WAND HE COULD SUMMON LIGHTNING, AND THE SKIES OBEYED HIS COMMAND. BUT THE PEOPLE FOUND HIM SO FRIGHT’NING - THOUGH HE BORE THEM NO ILL WILL, THEY REFUSED TO UNDERSTAND. PEACE WAS NOT TO LAST FOR LONG - ONE DAY THE PEOPLE HEARD A ROAR, HERALDING A DRAGON COMING FAST! THE WIZARD WARNED THEM ALL TO FLEE, HAVING ENCOUNTERED IT BEFORE. HE KNEW THAT IF THEY FOUGHT, THEY WOULDN’T LAST. THEY FAILED TO HEED THE WARNING HE MADE SO ON THE DAY THE DRAGON CAME, OUR HERO WENT TO BATTLE THE BEAST BEFORE THE TOWN WAS LOST TO FLAME... ONCE UPON A LOST CAUSE! FOR THE STORM HAD CAUSED A COMMOTION... YES, A TOWER FELL TO THE SEA! SEVEN LIVES WERE LOST TO THE OCEAN! BUT I MEANT NO ILL WILL... I’M AFRAID WE DISAGREE... SO THE PEOPLE BANISHED HIM, OUT TO THE FOREST WHERE HE PINED FOR THE CITY AND HIS OLD ROUTINES... WHEN THE ROAR RETURNED ONE DAY, HE LOOKED FROM A MOUNTAINTOP TO FIND THE CITIZENS CONSTRUCTING WAR MACHINES. HE TRIED TO CAST A SPELL TO ASSIST, BUT FOUND HIS WAND HAD ALL BUT DRAINED. WITHOUT THAT TINY BIT OF RESPECT THE TOWNSMEN GAVE, HIS POWER WANED. HE NEEDED FRIENDS AND LOVE FOR HIS SPELLS, BUT NOW HIS WAND WOULD NOT OBEY. AND SO, HE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO WATCH THE TOWN HE LOVED BE BURNT AWAY... ONCE UPON A LOST CAUSE.
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SUPPOSE A GIRL FOUND HIM THERE, AND SAID, “DON’T THINK I’M UNAWARE OF ALL THE STUFF YOU’VE BEEN GOING THROUGH.” SUPPOSE SHE SAID, “I KNOW YOUR PAST. I KNOW ALL THE SPELLS YOU CAST. AND EVEN SO, I’M NOT AFRAID OF YOU. AND THOUGH YOU BELIEVE THAT THE WORLD’S FULL OF FEAR, THERE’S SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO HEAR... YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS ALONE... DO THIS ALONE... YOU EVER HAD SOMEONE SAY, “I’LL BE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY?” YOU EVER HAD SOMEONE TAKE YOUR HAND TO GO WITH YOU HOWEVER FAR? YOU’LL SEE HOW STRONG YOU ARE WITH SOMEONE THERE WHO CAN UNDERSTAND. AND THOUGH YOU BELIEVE THAT IT’S ALL DOWN TO YOU, I WANT YOU TO KNOW IT’S NOT TRUE! YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS ALONE... DO THIS ALONE... YOU DON’T HAVE TO FACE THIS ALONE... FACE THIS ALONE... I DON’T HAVE MUCH STRENGTH OR THE KNOWLEDGE TO GUIDE. BUT I CAN STILL FIGHT RIGHT ALONGSIDE! YOU DON’T HAVE TO... YOU DON’T HAVE TO... YOU EVER HAD SOMEONE SAY, “I’LL BE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY?”
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Mary Sue 04:35
WASN’T THAT CUTE? WASN’T THAT ADORABLE? MAKES ME WANT TO CRY! Well, not really. ALTHOUGH I MUST SAY, IT’S NOT QUITE IGNORABLE HOW ALL THIS FANCIFUL TALE MIGHT APPLY... Let’s deconstruct, shall we? A heroic but sad tale! What does it all mean? With a wizard who obviously represents somebody... WRITERS HAVE A WAY TO GIVE THEMSELVES ALL THE GLORY. THEY PUT A CHARACTER LIKE THEM IN THE STORY, SO NOBLE AND GOOD. AND, OF COURSE, HE’S MISUNDERSTOOD! ALL OF THESE CREATIVE TYPES HAVE NO ONE TO TURN TO, SO IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING THEY LEARN TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH A CHARACTER CALLED MARY SUE. Mary Sue, noun – a character representing an idealized version of the author! OH, MARY SUE, WHY DO THEY EXCLUDE YOU? “WELL, THEY JUST CAN’T SEE PAST MY EXTERIOR.” OH, MARY SUE, WHY DO FRIENDS ELUDE YOU? “MAYBE IT’S ‘CAUSE I’M MOR’LLY SUPERIOR! I’M SMARTER THAN THEY ARE, WISER THAN THEY ARE, KINDER THAN THEY ARE, BETTER THAN THEY ARE!” THAT’S GOTTA BE IT! OH, MARY SUE... And if I may now draw your attention to the bovine herd usually referred to as “the townsfolk”... CREATIVE PEOPLE THUNDER AT THE LOSERS AROUND THEM, WHOSE BRAINLESS BIGOTRIES COMPLETELY ASTOUND THEM. IT’S TERRIBLY TRITE: THE POPULATION’S NEVER BRIGHT! THEY'RE IGNORANT BUFFOONS BUT HE IS THOUGHTFUL AND PENSIVE! (IT KINDA MAKES THE WRITER SEEM ALL DEFENSIVE.) SO GIVE ME A BREAK! HE’S THREATENED – BUT WHAT’S AT STAKE? OH, MARY SUE, WHY DO THEY IGNORE YOU? “WELL, THEY DON'T GET ME, WHICH MEANS THEY FEAR ME!” OH, MARY SUE, WHY DO THEY DEPLORE YOU? “FEAR LEADS TO HATE, SO THEY WON'T GO NEAR ME! I’M SMARTER THAN THEY ARE, WISER THAN THEY ARE, KINDER THAN THEY ARE, BETTER THAN THEY ARE!” THAT’S GOTTA BE IT! OH, MARY SUE... And these two people, the man and the woman with frizzy red hair. Why so specific all of a sudden? Tell me, Mary Sue, who’s got frizzy red hair... AND WHAT DID THEY DO TO MAKE YOU END UP LIVING LIKE THIS? WHAT DID I MISS? Wait a minute... WERE THESE FOLKS YOUR PARENTS? DID THEY BEAT YOU OR HURT YOU? MAYBE YOU HAD FAM’LY, BUT THEY CHOSE TO DESERT YOU! THIS WORLD THAT YOU BUILT COULD BE A MASK FOR GUILT! MAYBE YOU’RE ASHAMED BUT I BELIEVE IN COMPASSION! WHERE I COME FROM, FAIRNESS HASN’T GONE OUT OF FASHION! THERE’S SOMETHING BEHIND THE CRAZINESS IN YOUR MIND! OH, MARY SUE, DID SOMEONE ABUSE YOU? WHAT’S IN YOUR PAST? WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? OH, MARY SUE, I SHOULDN’T ACCUSE YOU SINCE I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR STORY’S MADE OF... IT'S DARKER THAN I THOUGHT, MORE HURT THAN I THOUGHT, BLEAKER THAN I THOUGHT, DARKER THAN I THOUGHT... THAT’S GOTTA BE IT! And the only way it’s ever going to heal is if you get help! And I’m going to help! AND SO I WILL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT! ‘CAUSE WHAT ELSE CAN I DO, MARY SUE?
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SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MAKES ME FEEL ALL RUNNY INSIDE... SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MAKES ME WANT TO GO AWAY AND HIDE! MAYBE IT’S NOTHING! I HOPE IT’S JUST A FLUKE. BUT THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MAKES ME WANT TO PUKE. ‘CAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHETHER THIS FEELING IS A FEELING THAT YOU SHARE. AND I DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU KNOW I’VE GOT IT OR IF YOU EVEN CARE! IS IT YOUR KINDNESS? OR THAT YOU ARE A... GIRL? BUT THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MAKES ME WANT TO HURL. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU I WISH THAT I SOMEHOW UNDERSTOOD. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT COULD BE, BUT IT CAN’T BE GOOD! MAYBE IT’S FLEETING, BUT PROBABLY I’M STUCK. ‘CAUSE THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MAKES ME WANT... TO UP... CHUCK!
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LOOK! I FOUND AN AD FOR DRAWING SCHOOL! MOTHER, FATHER, PLEASE, IT'S DRAWING SCHOOL! THE FEELING'S SO STRONG THAT IF I LEARN TO PAINT AND DRAW THERE, I'D BE THE BEST THEY EVER SAW THERE, AND MAYBE I'D BELONG... An artist's life, son? That's what you really want? Yes, father. It's what I really want. I see... WELL, THE THOUGHT HAS LEFT YOU SWOONING, AND YOU ARE, WELL, OF THAT BENT... BUT UNLESS YOU ARE DE KOONING, IT'S HARD TO PAY THE RENT. NOW IT'S TRUE WE SAID YOU COULD DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO... NOW TO SIMPLY HAVE A YEARNING DOESN'T MEAN YOU'VE MUCH TO TOUT. AND WE WOULDN'T WANT YOU LEARNING THAT YOU SUCK BY FLUNKING OUT. NOW IT'S TRUE WE SAID YOU COULD DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO... BUT ALTHOUGH THE FUTURE GLEAMS, IT IS TIME TO CRUSH YOUR DREAMS. WE'RE CONSERVATIVE, LUDICROUS TROG-UH-LO-DYTES. WE LOVE TO BE MEAN AND DENY KIDS THEIR RIGHTS. THE TEARS OF A CHILD ARE OUR GREATEST DELIGHTS. YOU MIGHT AS WELL ASK TO WEAR TIGHTS! THOUGH THE WORLD TELLS YOU TO FOLLOW THE LONGINGS OF YOUR HEART - THAT OLD PLATITUDE RINGS HOLLOW WHEN IT LEADS TO DOING ART! THOUGH IT'S TRUE WE SAID YOU COULD DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO... NOW IT'S TRUE WE SAID YOU COULD DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO... BUT WE LIED. AND SO IT SEEMS, THAT IT'S TIME TO CRUSH YOUR DREAMS. LOOK! I FOUND AN AD FOR DRAWING SCHOOL! MOTHER, FATHER, PLEASE, IT'S DRAWING SCHOOL! THE FEELING'S SO STRONG THAT IF I LEARN TO PAINT AND DRAW THERE, I'D BE THE BEST THEY EVER SAW THERE, AND MAYBE I'D BELONG... EVEN THOUGH THE FUTURE GLEAMS, NOW WE HAVE-- WE LO-OVE-- TO CRUSH YOUR DREAMS...
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Judgmental 03:29
YOU DON'T LOOK ME IN THE EYE. YOU'RE SCARED BUT YOU DON'T TELL ME WHY. WHATEVER FEELING YOU'RE CONCEALING, I WOULD NEVER BE JUDGMENTAL. I WOULD NEVER BE THAT WAY. YOU TRY TO PUSH IT ALL AWAY AND FIND YOUR PAIN IS HERE TO STAY. YOU'LL DECREASE IT IF YOU RELEASE IT. I WOULD NEVER BE JUDGMENTAL. THAT'S A PROMISE I CAN KEEP. FOR THE ONE WHO IS JUDGMENTAL PAYS A PRICE THAT'S AWFUL STEEP. OTHER PEOPLE MAYBE OTHER PEOPLE, THEY MIGHT JUDGE YOU. SELF-RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE MIGHT JUST JUDGE YOU-- UNEDUCATED UNSOPHISTICATED YOKELS FROM YOKEL-A-HOMA MIGHT JUST JUDGE YOU-- BUT NOT ME NOT ME YOU DON'T HAVE TO LET IT OUT BUT I KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT THERE IS HEALING IN REVEALING. I WOULD NEVER BE JUDGMENTAL THERE'S A CODE THAT I OBEY... MAYBE OTHERS ARE JUDGMENTAL BUT I WOULD NEVER BE THAT WAY... I WOULD NEVER BE THAT WAY... YOU CAN TELL ME YOU CAN TRUST ME YOU CAN TELL ME ANYTHING ANYTHING... I WOULD NEVER BE JUDGMENTAL...
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ALL RIGHT, THEN, I'LL DRAW IT. IT WASN'T A MANSION, JUST A HOUSE. A NORMAL HOUSE. I LIVED THERE, GREW UP THERE, WITH MY MOM... WITH MY MOM. AND WHOEVER WAS MY DAD FOR THE MONTH. THEY DIDN'T MUCH LIKE ME. THEY SOMETIMES WOULD DO THINGS... HE SOMETIMES... THE STATE CAME... THEY TOOK ME AWAY... THEY'D MOVE ME, KEPT CHANGING THE FAM'LY WHO HAD ME, SO I'D DRAW, AND WHILE I WAS DRAWING I FELT HAPPY. AT SCHOOL, THOUGH, I'D FEEL THIS... SOMETHING ELSE. SOMETHING ELSE... I DON'T LIKE TO TALK MUCH. BUT AT SCHOOL I FELT ANGRY. I FELT ANGRY. A LOT. AND THEN I DISCOVERED WHEN I HURT SOMEONE I FELT HAPPY. I FELT HAPPY. SO ONE NIGHT I LEFT HOME. NOBODY CARED. AND I WAS FINE WITH THAT. I WENT TO AN OVERPASS... WATCHING THE CARS GO UNDERNEATH. I DIDN'T MEAN TO! OF COURSE I MEANT TO. I DIDN'T KNOW! OF COURSE I KNEW. I WASN'T THINKING! I WAS THINKING A LOT. THIS PILE OF BIG CINDERBLOCKS WAS RIGHT THERE AT MY SIDE. AND SO I BEGAN TO PUSH THEM OFF, ONTO THE ROAD. I LIKED IT. THIS CAR CAME. THIS CAR CAME. THEY HAD TO SWERVE, INTO A WALL. INTO A WALL... THESE PEOPLE THEY GOT OUT OF THE CAR... AND THEIR SON... HE DIDN'T... DIDN'T GET OUT... I RAN AWAY...
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MAYBE I'M THE BAD GUY. DID YOU THINK OF THAT? I BET YOU THOUGHT OF THAT. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS. THEY ARE THE BAD GUYS, TOO. IT'S OUR JOB TO WAIT FOR THE GOOD GUY TO COME. AND TRY TO TEAR THE GOOD GUY LIMB FROM LIMB 'CAUSE THAT'S HOW THE STORY GOES. MAYBE I'M THE BAD GUY. DID YOU THINK OF THAT? I BET YOU THOUGHT OF THAT. YOU KNOW THE SCORE, YOU'VE READ IT ALL BEFORE, HOW THE BAD GUY LIVES FOR THE JOY OF THE KILL, SO THE GOOD GUY COMES TO PUT THE BAD GUYS DOWN IN A FINAL TEST OF SKILL! THE GOOD GUY FIGHTS, SHE'S GOTTA JOB TO DO, THERE'S NO WAY AT ALL FOR THE BAD GUYS TO WIN. THEY SOLD THEIR SOUL SO FROM THE START THEY'RE DAMNED THAT IS HOW THE STORY GOES... THAT'S HOW THE STORY GOES...
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HE'S THE NICE MAN WITH THE NICE BEARD... HE'S GOT THIS LITTLE OFFICE, WITH A COUPLE LITTLE CHAIRS. YOU SIT INSIDE THE OFFICE AND YOU CHAT. THE LAMP IS LOW AND GENTLE, AND HE SMILES BECAUSE HE CARES. AND YOU'RE SITTING, YOU'RE JUST TALKING, THERE'S NO PRESSURE, YOU'RE JUST TALKING, BENEATH A FAM'LY PHOTO WITH HIS CAT. HE IS THE NICE MAN WITH THE NICE BEARD. HE LISTENS AND HE HELPS YOU BY GIVING YOU INSIGHT. AND YOU'LL FIND, ONCE YOUR MIND HAS CLEARED, THAT SUDDENLY YOUR PROBLEMS START TO SEEM ALL RIGHT... SEEM ALL RIGHT... HE'S GOT THIS LITTLE BALDSPOT, AND A PAIR OF LITTLE SPECS. HE DRESSES LIKE IT'S 1984. HE UNDERSTANDS YOUR PROBLEM, NO MATTER HOW COMPLEX. AND YOU'RE SITTING, YOU'RE JUST TALKING, THERE'S NO PRESSURE, YOU'RE JUST TALKING, AND YOU'RE NOT CONFUSED AND LONELY ANYMORE! HE IS THE NICE MAN WITH THE NICE BEARD. HE HELPS YOU WHEN YOUR LIFE STARTS TO COME OUT OF LEFT FIELD. YOU FEEL SILLY FOR ALL THOSE TIMES YOU FEARED 'CAUSE SUDDENLY YOUR LIFE STARTS TO LOOK LIKE IT'S HEALED... LIKE YOU'RE HEALED... LIKE YOU'VE SUDDENLY BEEN HEALED... LIKE YOU'VE FINALLY BEEN HEALED... LIKE YOU'RE LIFE HAS BEEN HEALED... YOU'VE BEEN HEALED. YOU'RE JUST SITTING. YOU'RE JUST TALKING. THERE'S NO PRESSURE. YOU'RE JUST TALKING. YOU'RE JUST SITTING. YOU'RE JUST TALKING. THERE'S NO PRESSURE. YOU'RE JUST TALKING... HE'S THE NICE MAN...
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"He entered Jericho, and behold, there was a man named Zac- - Zatch-- Zatchay-- Zack. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. AND SO HE CLIMBED A SYCAMORE TREE IN ORDER TO SEE AS JESUS WAS PASSING THERE... A SYCAMORE TREE IN ORDER TO SEE AS JESUS WAS PASSING THERE..." HEY, LITTLE MAN, LITTLE MAN... WHAT DID YOU THINK YOU WOULD FIND ON THAT ROAD OR IN YOUR MIND IN THE SYCAMORE TREE? "And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, 'Zack, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.' So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all grumbled, 'He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.' HEY, LITTLE MAN, LITTLE MAN... WHAT DID YOU FEEL DEEP INSIDE? DID YOU FEEL SHAME TO HAVE TO HIDE IN THE SYCAMORE TREE? "And Zack stood and said to the Lord, 'Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.' And Jesus said to him, SALVATION HAS COME TO THIS HOUSE SALVATION HAS COME TO THIS HOUSE FOR HE TOO IS A CHILD OF ABRAHAM... FOR I HAVE COME TO SEEK AND SAVE THAT WHICH WAS LOST..." HEY, LITTLE MAN, LITTLE MAN, WHAT DID YOU THINK YOU WOULD FIND? OR DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU WOULD BE FOUND... BUT THE THING THAT I TOOK-- I CAN'T GIVE IT BACK... SO AM I TOO A CHILD OF ABRAHAM? WHO'S ABRAHAM? I CAN'T GIVE IT BACK, BUT LIKE ZACK, I CAN... CONFESS. SO I WILL CLIMB THE SYCAMORE TREE IN ORDER TO SEE, AS JESUS WAS PASSING THERE... THE SYCAMORE TREE IN ORDER TO SEE, AS JESUS WAS PASSING THERE...
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Lullaby 02:27
I'VE NEVER FELT SO MUCH PAIN IN MY LIFE. YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT... CAN'T KNOW... AND ALL I WANTED... I WANTED TO STROKE HIS HAIR SING HIM A LULLABY SAY A LITTLE PRAY'R TUCK HIM IN FOR THE NIGHT I WANTED TO WATCH HIM THERE SING HIM A LULLABY SAY IT'S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT BUT I CAN'T. SUDDENLY THERE WAS YOUR VOICE ON THE PHONE YOU SOUNDED SO BROKEN... SO SMALL... AND ALL I WANTED... I WANTED TO STROKE YOUR HAIR SING YOU A LULLABY SAY A LITTLE PRAY'R TUCK YOU IN FOR THE NIGHT I WANTED TO WATCH YOU THERE SING YOU A LULLABY SAY IT'S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT BECAUSE THAT'S MY RIGHT, ISN'T IT? THAT'S MY RIGHT. I GET TO DECIDE IF IT'S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT. THAT'S WHAT I DECIDE. SO LET ME TUCK YOU IN FOR THE NIGHT. SING YOU A LULLABY.
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I KNEW THIS KID ONCE... I KNEW THIS KID ONCE... HE HAD THIS LITTLE TRUCK, BUT WHEN HE SAW A WHEEL HAD GOTTEN STUCK, HE THREW IT AGAINST THE WALL. BROKE IN A HUNDRED PIECES IN THE FALL. SO HE ASKED HIS DAD, CAN YOU PUT THIS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN? I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE DID. I DON'T KNOW HOW HE FIXED IT FOR HIS KID. THOUGHT IT'D BE THROWN AWAY... THOUGHT HE'D SAY THAT'S NOT HOW YOU'RE S'POSED TO PLAY... BUT INSTEAD HE SAID, I CAN PUT THIS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. PIECE OF CRAP PIECE OF JUNK PIECE OF WORTHLESS JUNK JUST A TRUCK CAKED IN MUD AND SPATTERS OF BLOOD AND WHY WOULD ANYONE SAVE THAT? SHOULD'VE BEEN TOSSED OUT! SHOULD'VE BEEN GARBAGE! SHOULD'VE BEEN THROWN AWAY! BUT INSTEAD HE SAID I CAN PUT THIS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE DID. I DON'T KNOW WHY HE FIXED IT FOR HIS KID. OR WHAT I'M ASKING FOR. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING ANYMORE. BUT I'VE GOT TO KNOW CAN YOU PUT THIS BACK TOGETHER? CAN YOU PUT THIS BACK TOGETHER? CAN YOU FIX IT? CAN YOU FIX IT? CAN YOU FIX IT? CAN YOU FIX IT? CAN YOU PUT ME BACK TOGETHER AGAIN?
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Love Is 02:35
LOVE IS LOVE IS PATIENT LOVE IS LOVE IS KIND IT IS NOT ENVIOUS NOR BOASTFUL, NEITHER RUDE, NOR SELF-SEEKING. IT IS NOT ARROGANT NOR PROUD, IS NOT EASILY ANGERED. LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS... LOVE IS LOVE IS PATIENT LOVE IS LOVE IS KIND IT IS NOT ENVIOUS NOR BOASTFUL, NEITHER RUDE, NOR SELF-SEEKING. IT IS NOT ARROGANT NOR PROUD, IS NOT EASILY ANGERED. LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS... NO RECORD OF WRONGS... NO RECORD OF WRONGS... LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS LOVE BELIEVES ALL THINGS LOVE HOPES ALL THINGS LOVE ENDURES ALL THINGS LOVE NEVER FAILS OH... LOVE NEVER FAILS OH... LOVE IS... LOVE IS... LOVE IS... LOVE IS.
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IT'S NOT JUST ME... IT'S NOT JUST ME, RIGHT? EVERYONE NEEDS FORGIVENESS OR ELSE NOTHING WILL BE RIGHT... EV'RYONE HAS HOLES EV'RYONE'S MISSING THINGS MISSING A MOTHER, A FATHER, A CHILD, A FRIEND? MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHING I CAN DO... WE CAN DO... TO HELP THESE HOLES TO END? COULD WE FILL IN THE BLANKS? COULD WE DISCOVER IF THERE COULD BE SOME WAY TO FILL IN THE BLANKS? TO GIVE WHAT THEY GAVE FREELY TO ME... IF WE COULD SHARE, TELL THE TALE, OF HOW THINGS CHANGED... WHEN WE HAD BROKEN THROUGH OUR PRIDE! HOW WE LOST ALL THE PAIN THAT TORE US UP, ALL THOSE YEARS INSIDE... COULD WE FILL IN THE BLANKS? TO SOMEHOW SHARE THE FREEDOM WE FOUND? IF WE COULD FILL IN THE BLANKS, I BET THAT LOTS OF PEOPLE AROUND WILL START TO HEAR HOW THERE'S HOPE FROM BROKENNESS, IF WE JUST SPEAK A HUMBLE WORD, SUDDENLY ALL THE PAIN WE'RE CLINGING TO STARTS TO SEEM ABSURD... LET'S GO FILL IN THE BLANKS! WITH YOU AND ME, JUST THINK WHAT WE'LL DO... IF WE GO FILL IN THE BLANKS! WE'LL SHARE THE LOVE THAT I NEVER KNEW... JUST THINK OF IT, THINK OF IT, JUST THINK OF IT! IF WE FILL IN THE BLANKS... WE'D UNDERSTAND THAT MAYBE... WE... COULD...
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WE'RE DECENT HUMAN BEINGS DOING DECENT HUMAN THINGS. NOT TO SAY WE'RE PERFECT, BUT PEOPLE ARE SLANDERED WHEN PERFECT'S THE STANDARD YOU'RE SLINGING ON DECENT HUMAN BEINGS. EVERYTHING'S FINE. PEOPLE ARE FINE. RAPISTS NEED REDEMPTION. MAYBE MURDERERS AND THIEVES. A TINY LITTLE SAMPLE! DON'T MIX WHORES AND LIARS WITH CHURCH-GOING CHOIRS JUST SINGING TO DECENT HUMAN BEINGS... MOST OF US ARE FINE. ALMOST ALL OF US ARE FINE. BUT NOT YOU... NOT WHAT YOU DID... YOU WENT AND YOU KILLED SOMEONE'S INNOCENT KID... I WOULD NEVER DO THAT. I'M A DECENT HUMAN BEING. SO ALL OF THIS CRAP SIMPLY HAPPENS TO BE ONE MORE DRAWING A DRAWING ON THE WALL YOUR CRAZY LITTLE WALL. SAYING IT'S NOT SO BAD BECAUSE EVERYBODY'S BAD BUT EVERYBODY'S NOT BAD! WE'RE DECENT HUMAN BEINGS! IT'S TIME TO START ANEW... TURN OVER A NEW PAGE... LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO TWO FRIENDS OF MINE: MR. EGGSHELL AND MRS. BEIGE! WE'RE DECENT HUMAN BEINGS, DOING DECENT HUMAN THINGS. EVERYTHING IS FINE NOW. YOUR COLORFUL PAINTING WAS HORRIBLY TAINTING YOUR THINKING. NOW EVERYTHING IS FINE. EVERYTHING IS PLAIN. NOTHING IS INSANE. SO LEAVE US ALONE, US DECENT HUMAN BEINGS!
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Finale 04:52
YOU EVER HAD SOMEONE SAY, "I'LL BE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY?" YOU EVER HAD SOMEONE TAKE YOUR HAND TO GO WITH YOU, HOWEVER FAR? YOU'LL SEE HOW STRONG YOU ARE WITH SOMEONE THERE WHO CAN UNDERSTAND... AND THOUGH YOU BELIEVE THAT IT'S ALL DOWN TO YOU, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW IT'S NOT TRUE... YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS ALONE... I TOOK A LIFE, I COULDN'T MAKE HIM NOT DEAD, NO MATTER HOW MUCH I FLED, HOW MUCH I CRIED. I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD ALWAYS BE THERE ALONE, WITH NO WAY TO ATONE, UNTIL I DIED... I HAD TO DIE... AND THEN THERE WAS GRACE... I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD HAVE NO WAY TO GET THROUGH ALL THE PAIN THAT I KNEW, THAT I HAD WROUGHT. IT WAS MY FAULT, THERE WAS NO WAY TO DENY BUT I DECIDED TO TRY. I KICKED AND FOUGHT... I KICKED AND FOUGHT... AND THEN THERE WAS GRACE... AND NOW I'M FREE! AND THEN THERE WAS GRACE... AND NOW I KNOW... I DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS ALONE... IF I SAID THAT I COULD MAKE THE SKY BLUE... WELL DON'T BELIEVE ME. IF I SAID THAT I COULD MAKE THE DAY NEW... I WOULDN'T BUY THAT. WHAT IF I BECAME A WE... A WE? AND THEN THERE WAS GRACE... AND NOW I'M FREE! AND THEN THERE WAS GRACE... AND NOW I KNOW! EV'RYBODY LOOK WHAT WE CAN DO: WE'RE DRAWIN' ON THE WALLS! EV'RYBODY LOOK AT HOW OUR DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE, WHEN WE'RE DRAWIN' ON THE WALLS! WE DON'T HAVE TO... WE DON'T HAVE TO... EV'RYBODY LOOK WHAT WE CAN DO! WE'RE DRAWIN' ON THE WALLS! EV'RYBODY LOOK AT HOW OUR DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE, WHEN WE'RE DRAWIN' ON THE WALLS! AND NOW... NOW... NOW... WE'RE DRAWIN' ON THE WALLS!

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When a lonely boy paints on his wall, it comes to life in his mind, creating whole worlds to hide in. But what is he hiding from?

(Drawin' on the Walls was produced by the F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company in Boston in 2013)

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released August 31, 2013

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Chris Guin

Boy: Isaac Haber
Girl: Ceci Cipullo
Woman: Catherine Lee Christie
Man: Andrew Cromartie

Director: Joey DeMita
Music Director/Keyboard/Orchestrations: Steven Bergman
Stage Manager/Properties Design: Emily Taborda-Monroe
Scenic Design: James Petty
Projection Artist: Tara Hurley
Costume Design: David Lucey
Lighting Design: Michael Clark Wonson
Violin: Peter Stickel/Claudia Stumpf
Cello: Su Hsien Hsu
Guitars: Thomas Young

Recorded and mastered at Notable Productions, Watertown, MA

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