This piece is from the score of the original stage musical The Right Circles. It is performed by the characters Miranda, Bill, Art and Larry.
Listen to .mp3 sample of The Demise of Mann from the Demo Recording.
See the The Right Circles post for Demo Recording performance credits.
Lyrics & Book Excerpt
Something interesting someone wrote
Root left a suicide note
Telling all his motivations
Your lives could be hell
Or I could bring salvation
I’ll keep my mouth shut
Only if you meet all my demands
One million dollars
And performing rights, both small and grand
Don’t refuse me
You’ll be splashed across every newsstand
How could this happen?
ART & LARRY:
You are stepping over the line
Consider it just a fine
Fading to blackmail
You should know that crime does not pay
Behind the bar, Miranda begins to pour three drinks.
I beg to differ
I too can gain from foul play
You saw the body?
Lying lifeless in a pool of red
To Art and Larry.
I have a trigger
If I pull it you’ll be just as dead
She stoops to conquer
Who’d have thought we had Achilles’ heel
Miranda holds her glass out for a toast.
Game is over
MIRANDA, ART & LARRY:
There is no choice but to seal the deal
© & 2007, 1994 Mark S. Meritt and Richard Hack