Wedding Plans

LYRICS:
SUSAN
How I love you.
How insanely much I must love you.

The swatches and menus and fonts.
The juggling what ev’ryone wants.
The debating choices
While the grating voices
With the free advice and the free advice and the free advice drone and drone.
Til I’m scared to pick up the phone.
Nick, I love you like no other
But I’m going to kill your mother
Just as soon as I’ve killed my own.

The flowers and candles and cake.
Decisions I just want to make
But I choke on choosing
‘Cause it’s so confusing
And the dumb advice and the dumb advice and the dumb advice booms and booms.
And September the second looms.

Then the crises
And the messes
With the prices
Of the dresses
And the aftermath
Of the bridesmaids’ wrath…
Nicky, you’re marrying a psychopath.
A psychopath!

How you love me.

NICKY
How you love me.

BOTH
How insanely much you must love me.

NICKY
Susan, hush.
Susan, stop.
Find me a smile.

Susan, shush.
Susan, breathe.
My love, you and I’ll
Get through this.
We’re not the first couple to do this.

SUSAN
But the wedding, the tents… and the house.
And my ring. Where’s my ring, you big louse?!
Oh, my brain is baking
Yes the strain is making
Me a psychopath. I’m a psychopath and a psychopath.
Please, oh, please
Put me out of my miseries.

NICKY
How I love you

SUSAN
So much to do…

NICKY
Do I get to marry you?

SUSAN
What?

NICKY
Do I get to marry you?

SUSAN
Yeah.

NICKY
Then nothing else matters.
Nothing else matters
Nothing else matters…

SUSAN
Nothing else matters
Nothing else matters

BOTH
Nothing else matters
Nothing else matters – it’s true
But how insanely much I must love you.

To Serve And Protect

LYRICS:

TO SERVE AND PROTECT.
TO SERVE AND PROTECT AND SWEEP.
TO SERVE AND PROTECT AND SWEEP AND EMPTY THE TRASH CANS.
TO SERVE AND PROTECT AND SWEEP AND MAKE THE COFFEE.

I KNOW I’M JUST A FOUR-BIT HAYSEED
FEMALE BARNEY FIFE.
MY PISTOL IS NOT LOADED,
YEAH – AND NEITHER IS MY LIFE.
IS IT SO WRONG TO WISH FOR CRIME?
WELL, IF IT’S WRONG – I’M WRONG – ‘CAUSE I’M —
GOOD LORD… SO BORED.
JESUS, PLEASE LET SOMEONE ROB THE BANK, AMEN.
BUT UNTIL THEN –
I better go sharpen the pencils.

The Rain Falls

THE RAIN FALLS (from THE WATER)
Music by Georgia Stitt, Lyrics by Jeff Hylton
©2000 Stitt/Hylton
Administered by Geocate Music (ASCAP)

NICKY:
SMOKIN’ IN THE RAIN.
IS THAT LIKE PISSIN’ IN THE WIND?
IS IT LIKE PUMMELING YOUR HEAD AGAINST THE WALL?
IS THAT LIKE DREAMIN’ HERE IN WATERTOWN,
WHERE ALL MY DREAMS ARE PINNED?

SANDY:
SMOKIN’ IN THE RAIN.
HELL, IT’S LIKE SWIMMING THROUGH CEMENT.
IT’S LIKE I’M STRUGGLING TO PROVE MY DREAMS AREN’T DEAD.
HELL, IT’S LIKE WAITIN’ HERE FOR CHANCES
THAT ALREADY CAME AND WENT.

NICKY & SANDY:
HMMM,
RIGHT FROM THE SKY,
THE RAIN FALLS.
THE RAIN FALL FALLS.
AND TOMORROW CALLS.

SANDY:
I SEE THE WAY SHE LOOKS AT HIM.

NICKY:
I SEE HOW SUSAN LOOKS AT ME.

SANDY:
I SEE THE WAY HE LOOKS AT HER.

NICKY & SANDY:
IT’S SOMETHING ANY FOOL COULD SEE.

NICKY:
SHE SEES IN ME A DREAMER AND A FAILURE.

SANDY:
SHE SEES IN ME A DREAM THAT SOMEHOW FAILED HER.

NICKY & SANDY:
SHE’S WRONG.

SUSAN & BECCA:
HMMM,
RIGHT FROM THE SKY,
THE RAIN FALLS.
THE RAIN FALL FALLS.
AND TOMORROW CALLS.

SUSAN & BECCA & NICKY & SANDY:
SMOKIN IN THE RAIN
IT FEELS LIKE SLEDDING UP A HILL
I PACE THE BORDERS OF MY LIFE, MY TOWN, MY TRAP.
IT FEELS LIKE EV’RYONE IN WATERTOWN
IS HAPPY STANDIN’ STILL

SMOKIN IN THE RAIN
HELL IT’S LIKE FISHIN’ IN A GLASS
IT’S LIKE A FAITH THAT YOU ARE MORE THAN JUST A MAN.
IT’S LIKE EXPECTING SOME SMALL MIRACLE
THAT CANNOT COME TO PASS

MAYBE THE RAIN WILL WASH AWAY
THE STUPID STUFF I’M FEELING.
MAYBE THE RAIN WILL BE REVEALING…
HMMM,
RIGHT FROM THE SKY,
THE RAIN FALLS.
AND SOMETHING CALLS.
THE RAIN FALL FALLS.

Ryan And The Water

RYAN AND THE WATER (from THE WATER)
Music by Georgia Stitt, Lyrics by Jeff Hylton
©2004 Stitt/Hylton
Administered by Geocate Music (ASCAP)

EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO A BOY STOOD HERE
WITH HIS TWO BEST FRIENDS,
IN THIS VERY SPOT WHERE THE RIVER BENDS.
AFTERNOONS WERE SUNNY AND DRY,
NOT A CARE OR A CLOUD IN THE SKY.
IT WAS ME AND WILL AND RYAN
AND THE WATER.

I REMEMBER IT LIKE YESTERDAY
FEEL THE SUN ON MY SKIN
“TAKE MY HAND, CLOSE YOUR EYES AND JUMP RIGHT IN,”
RYAN SHOUTED RIGHT WHERE HE STOOD.
LIKE THE FOOLS WE WERE WE BOTH WOULD.
IT WAS ME AND WILL AND RYAN
AND THE WATER,
AND IT WAS GOOD.

RYAN LED.
RYAN SAID,
“THERE’S ALWAYS NEW WATER TO EXPLORE
IT RACES, IT FLOWS.
IT GOES AND GOES AND GOES
BECAUSE THE WATER KNOWS
IF IT STOPS MOVING, IT’S NOT A RIVER ANYMORE.”
THAT’S WHAT RYAN WOULD SAY
RIGHT UP TO THE DAY
THE WATER TOOK RYAN AWAY.

I BROUGHT THE BEER.
I DROVE THE BOAT.
GOD HELP ME, I WAS THE ONE.
I SAID THE STORM WOULD BE FUN.
IT WAS ME.
NOT WILL.
NOT RYAN.
NOT THE WATER

EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO A BOY DIED HERE
WITH HIS TWO BEST FRIENDS
ON A DARK AND STORMY DAY THAT NEVER ENDS
MY WHOLE LIFE WAS DROWNED ON THAT DAY.
I GOT DRUNK AND WILL MOVED AWAY.
IT WAS ME […] AND NOTHING
BUT THE WATER.

RYAN DIED
AND I TRIED.
THERE’S ALWAYS NEW WATER TO EXPLORE.
IT RACES RIGHT BY
AND I AM STAYING DRY.
BECAUSE I DIDN’T DIE
IF IT STOPS MOVING, IT’S NOT A RIVER ANYMORE.

EIGHTEEN YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE WE STOOD HERE
AS THE BEST OF FRIENDS.
IN THIS SPOT ON WHICH SO VERY MUCH DEPENDS.
I CANNOT CONTROL WHAT WILL DOES
I AM NOT THAT KID THAT I WAS
YET SOMEHOW IT’S STILL ME AND WILL AND RYAN
AND THE WATER.
IT’S ALWAYS ME AND WILL AND RYAN
AND THE WATER.

River Like Life

LYRICS:

BECCA
LOOK AT ME. I’M SHAKING. I’M SO AWAKE.
I’M THINKING OF MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE.
WHAT’S A CRUSH WORTH, BECCA?

LOOK AT ME FORGETTING. MY LIFE IS SET.
I’M TREMBLING, I’M SWEATING.
I’M NOT DEAD YET.
WHAT’S A CRUSH WORTH, BECCA?
BECCA BE STRONG.

SANDY
RIVER LIKE LIFE. SANDY LIKE STONE.
I SINK TO THE BOTTOM. I WEIGH DOWN MY WIFE.
I NEVER CAME INTO MY OWN.
FROM THE RIVERBED, I WATCH MY LIFE FLOW BY.

IT’S PASSING FAST. I KNOW AT LAST,
I WASN’T MEANT TO BE A STONE.
REBECCA, HANG IN THERE.
I’LL PULL FREE, I SWEAR.

RIVER LIKE LIFE. SANDY LIKE BOAT.
I’LL CUT THROUGH THE WATERS OF STRUGGLE AND STRIFE.
YES, SANDY IS GOING TO FLOAT!
FROM THE RIVER BANK, YOU WATCH WHAT I CAN DO.
BEC, WATCH ME MOVE.
I’M GOING TO PROVE I WASN’T MEANT TO BE A STONE.
REBECCA, HANG IN HERE. STAY AND HELP ME STEER.

BECCA
LOOK AT ME. I’M CRYING. I DON’T KNOW WHY.
I’M TRYING, I’M TRYING TO MAKE THIS DIE.
WHAT’S A CRUSH WORTH, BECCA?
BECCA BE STRONG. WRONG IS WRONG.
BUT GOD! THIS IS THE FIRST THING I’VE FELT IN SO LONG!

SANDY
RIVER LIKE LIFE

BECCA
BECCA BE STRONG!

SANDY
SANDY BALLOON. I’LL CLIMB TO THE HEAVENS.
I’LL LIFE UP MY WIFE-REBECCA SO HIGH AND SO SOON!
SEE THE RIVER SO SMALL!
I WON’T LET YOU FALL.
REBECCA, STAY WITH ME.