Damned Fools

This piece is from the score of the original stage musical The Right Circles. It is performed by the characters Bill, Art and Larry.

Listen to .mp3 sample of Damned Fools from the Demo Recording.

See the The Right Circles post for Demo Recording performance credits.

Lyrics & Book Excerpt

BILL:
I don’t want to hear of
Your fun and your games
I’m your pawn
Everything I loved is gone
And you’re the ones to blame
We’ve offended artists
We should not attack
Circles drawn
You’ve decided right from wrong
But what goes ’round comes back
What if Miranda
Exposed our mise-en-scene
With one call
She could destroy us all
We’d never work again
ART:
There is nothing to be done
LARRY:
Just relax, don’t get uptight
And the game is won
ART:
Even if we close tonight
BILL:
That is not the point at all
Damn your sick experiments
You have got some gall
Judging only innocence
BILL, with Art and Larry below:
Art is like a rainbow
It’s not black and white
But your views
Blindly separate the hues
You don’t have the right
ART, with Bill above:
Look who calls the kettle black
Judging us, you hypocrite
LARRY, with Bill above:
And you stab our back
Over their ungodly shit
BILL:
Fine, if you don’t care for their
Feelings then consider mine
I did all you dared
In exchange you turned me into Frankenstein
ART:
You have brought this on yourself
LARRY:
We didn’t force you decide
ART:
Blame nobody else
ART & LARRY:
Dr. Jekyll turned himself
Into Mr. Hyde
BILL:
Give me the cash
I can’t take this anymore
Larry produces a fat envelope filled with cash, hands it to Bill.
BILL:
Don’t forget
About your acting debt
I’m still your leading whore

© & Circle P - Phonorecord Copyright 2007, 1994 Mark S. Meritt and Richard Hack

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