Bare: A Pop Opera script

"Bare: A Pop Opera" Script - Broadway musical

WEDDING BELLS

SISTER CHANTELLE
It's a wedding y'all
So clap your hands
Boys in the house
And these boys can dance
Give it up for two fine men
Ring out the wedding bells
Give me Amen

CHOIR
Wedding bells!
Wedding bells!
Souls are singing!
Wedding bells!
Truth is ringing!

SISTER CHANTELLE
Sing it ladies!

TANYA
Jesus made the blind man sing

SISTER CHANTELLE
Gave sight to you
And sight to me

CHOIR
Love is true!

KYRA
See this love for what it is!

CHANTELLE
In truth and in life
Is the best way to live

CHOIR
Love is true!

TANYA
Good book says to love your brother
Do unto others as would have done!

CHANTELLE
Theses to men love each other
Let?s get to the part where tow become one

CHOIR
Wedding bells!
Wedding bells!
Souls are singing!
Wedding bells!
Wedding bells!
Truth is ringing!
Wedding bells!
Wedding bells!
Souls are singing!
Wedding bells!
Truth is ringing!

CHANTELLE
Dearly beloved,
We are gathered her today
To bless the union
Of Peter and Jason

CHOIRE (quickly)
Dearly beloved
We are gathered her today
To bless the union
Of Peter and Jason

CHANTELLE
Thank you choir

CHOIR
You?re welcome!

CHANTELLE
If anyone can show just cause
Why this union should not take place
Let him speak now or forever hold his peace!

(no response)

Now that?s a surprise. Where are we?

PETER
Massachusetts

CHANTELLE
Oh. On to the vows.

PETER
We?ve written our own.

CHANTELLE
Uh-huh. I hate that. Stick with tradition? where you can.

PETER
Please?

CHANTELLE
Go ahead.

PETER (to Jason)
You my companion
You my best friend
You my beginning
True till the end

JASON
You my companion
You in my heart
You with me always
Never to part

SISTER CHANTELLE
I can tell you?ve found true love
And blah, blah, blah it?s fate
Chantelle has got her own dreams
Denzel ain?t one to wait
Exchange the rings
A symbol of your perfect love

CLAIRE
Jason, I am so proud of you! Always first at everything!
You both have grown up so fast! Now Peter, don?t
keep me waiting too long? where is she?

SISTER CHANTELLE (to Peter)
Sorry, baby, I didn?t buy tickets for the circus. Coming, Denzel?

IVY
I?m sorry Peter. You understand.

PRIEST
What God has joined let no man tear apart. True love is forever.

SOMEONE
The right choice

PETER
Jason, come with me!

CLAIRE
The right choice

PETER
There?s time to change your mind

IVY
The right choice

PETER
We were meant to be

PRIEST
The right choice

PETER
We can leave this all behind

MATT
The right choice

IVY/ JASON
The right choice

JASON/ MATT
The right choice

ALL BUT IVY AND PETER
The right choice

PRIEST
To love and to cherish
?Til death do you part

PRIEST/ TENORS IN CHOIR
To love and to cherish
?Til death do you part

PRIEST/ TENORS AND BASS IN CHOIR
To love and to cherish
?Til death do you part
To love and to cherish
?Til death do you part
To love and to cherish
?Til death do you part

PRIEST/ TENORS AND BASS AND ALTOS IN CHOIR
To love and to cherish
?Til death do you part
To love and to cherish
?Til death do you part
Forever

IVY/ CLAIRE/ SOPRANOS IN CHOIR (At same time)
Love
Forever and ever

(MORE LATER--- too tired to finish)


(Peter awakes)

PETER (Praying rapidly)
Our father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation
And deliver us from evil
Amen

JASON
How was break?

PETER
I didn't tell anyone, so don't worry about it

JASON
I don't want it to be like this...

[a bell rings]

LUCAS
Hey boys, they posted class ranks! Little bitch, you're valedictorian! (to Jason)
But I'd like to say Mr.
Man (points to self) did NOT finish last!
Thank you foreign exchange student!

PRIEST
Congratulations Jason and Matt. It was down to the wire.
Speeches! Keep them real. More importantly, keep them short.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I heard a bell.

IVY
Hey, you got a second?

JASON
Yeah, what's up?

IVY
It's just that I haven't seen you since...
I just thought that you would call me over the break.
I mean...it's fine that you didn't, but...

JASON
No, you're right, I should have called...

TOUCH MY SOUL

IVY
Things I have don't last for long
Boys have come and boys have gone
I've grown accustomed
I never really cared too much; don't get attached
Because I know them and what they're after

I let them in, we make some noise
They let themselves out, that?s their choice
Boys will be boys...
The phone won't ring and I become some antidote
And though I've had my fun, it gets lonely

But then came your kiss
And all I was missing was there in your eyes
Your lonely blue eyes
So please, say you'll stay
Say you'll never go away
My discarded heart has finally found a home
I know its love... you touch my soul

When I see you, I catch my breath;
Forget my sorrow
And I miss you before you've left
You are tomorrow
Here in your hands
I find a chance to make it through
To be somebody... Stay with me

I need your kiss
?Cause all I was missing was there in your eyes
Your lonely blue eyes
So please take my hand
Let me help you understand
Two searching hearts can rest and be made whole
I know its love... please let me touch your soul
Please let me touch your soul

JASON
I, um?

IVY
You?

JASON
(sighs)

IVY
Jason, listen, I know that it?s early with us but, I just,
I just wanted you to know how I feel because I?ve
never felt this way before, have you?

JASON
Yeah? once.

I think you?re such a special girl
I really mean that
And I know in a perfect world
I would love you
But what we have
It doesn?t work, it isn?t you
I swear, I promise
It?s not about you

IVY
What do you mean?

JASON
I made a mistake, Ivy. I don?t think we should see each other.

IVY
What? Jason just ignore everything that I just said, okay?

JASON
Maybe someday
I wish you, God, I felt that way
You have touched my soul
You?ll never know, but now I have to go

IVY
Jason, please don?t go. I just want you?

JASON
I?ve got to get to class. I?m sorry.

IVY
Listen, can?t we talk about this later?

*a phone rings

SEE ME

CLAIRE
Hello?

PETER
Mother I need to talk to you

CLAIRE
Peter! Honey, I was just gonna call you

PETER
There?s something that you need to know

CLAIRE
Gone a week, I miss you already

PETER
I?m just gonna spit it out

CLAIRE
How are rehearsals going?

PETER
You probably guessed it years ago
Still it?s kinda hard to say

CLAIRE
Peter we're so excited about the play

PETER
It?s something that I?ve spent so long not saying

CLAIRE
I called your father, he swore he?d be there

PETER
Sometimes it?s on the tip on my tongue
But only spoken aloud, alone while I?m praying

CLAIRE
Well, I?d like to tape it but honestly Peter, I?m not gonna be one of those parents

PETER
Silence seemed the only way

CLAIRE
Peter, perhaps now isn?t the best time

PETER
But now I understand its cost

CLAIRE
I?m taking Nana to lunch

PETER
I search for answers on my own

CLAIRE
She?s so proud of you

PETER
And find that I?m completely lost,

Mom, please don?t say anything else, ok?
Just listen ? I don?t even know where to start
I can?t get the words out
It?s like they?re all jumbled together
Mom, I love you and?

CLAIRE
Berkley took their wait list
When they called I almost died
Would you really go to Berkley?
I didn?t know that you?d applied

PETER
Mom, please listen to me

CLAIRE
Where did Notre Dame go?
I didn?t know that you withdrew
People will be disappointed
Have you really thought this through?

PETER
Mom this is important
Mom you need to listen
Mom don?t shut me out here
Mom you need to see me

CLAIRE
Peter, please I?m so busy here
Let me call you later dear

PETER
God this is so hard to say
I need to know that I?m okay,
Mom, I?m?

CLAIRE
Peter, please, I need a break
Whatever it is will have to wait
I?m going to hang up now
I really need to hang up now

PETER
Don?t hang up this took such courage
I?m dying here, I?m all alone
I know you know you know what I?m saying
Just let me tell you
Mom, I?m?

CLAIRE
Peter, please, I can?t solve all your problems

PETER
Mother you know nothing of them,
And I?m not expecting you to find solutions,
Just be my Mom and my friend
See me

CLAIRE
I assure you I?m in no state of mind to discuss anything right now?

PETER
I?ve been waiting to tell you this since I was twelve

CLAIRE
Peter, I?m going to go now?

PETER
You don?t want to hear it
You don?t want to see me
Can?t bear to see me

CLAIRE
Peter you tend to dramatize

PETER
There?s a reason for that mother
Open your eyes

CLAIRE
Peter, please, I have to go now
I really need to go right now
I?ll call you

PETER
When mom, when are you going to call?

CLAIRE
Soon, Peter, this week, this weekend?

PETER
We can work this out together

CLAIRE
Maybe before then you?ll work whatever this is out?

PETER
This is always on my mind

CLAIRE
I have so much on my mind!

PETER
Please don?t hang up

CLAIRE
I have to go.

PETER
Please see me

WARNING

CLAIRE
So, there it is
Clare, it is
As you feared

All these years of wonder
Their closure draws near

A quiet kind of distance
A word I would not touch

Did I ever know my son at all?
Well now I know too much

But where was the warning?
How can this be?

I guess there are some things
We don't want to see.

Where was the warning?
To know this was coming?

Now what do I do with
This news I find numbing

Where was the warning?
Where was the warning?

And what if I liked the song I heard before,
The one I sang when my boy was born
All the dreams I had for him
They fade away, lost in words I cannot say.

I wish that I could hold him, God,
He's all alone and scared.
I should be there for him, I love him so
But I am not prepared,

And where was the warning?
His father will die
How do I tell him? He can't see me cry

Where was the warning?
Don't tell anyone.
I won't want their pity.

I just want? my son.

It's happened, it's happened,
And life is so strange
One simple word
And the whole world has changed
Could this really be my child?
My firstborn, my child
Play in his cradle, so tender and mild...

SISTER CHANTELLE
Ladies and gentlemen, we open tomorrow night and this dance is a mess!
Lucas, those steps are all wrong!
What's wrong with you?

ALAN
Sister, you're ruining my life!

RORY
Dance, take two!

JASON
Hey, nervous about opening night?

PETER
Not really

JASON
Hey, how's living with Lucas?

PETER
It's...it's fine

JASON
Peter, we graduate on Sunday
Are you really never going to speak to me again?
I miss you...

PILGRIMS HANDS

SISTER CHANTELLE
Ok, let's run Pilgrims' Hands

TANYA
Ivy's not here, Sister Chantelle

SISTER CHANTELLE
What?! Wonderful...
Who's Juliet's understudy?

DIANE
I am!

SISTER CHANTELLE
Alright Diane...
Jason...

JASON
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To soothe that rough touch with a tender kiss

DIANE
Good pilgrim...
Good pilgrim...
Wait! I know it, I swear!

PETER (taking over from DIANE)
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much
Which mannerly devotion shows in this
For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch
And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss

SISTER CHANTELLE
Zach, in Shakespeare's time boys played all the parts
So I'll thank you to keep your ignorance as hidden as possible
Jason...

JASON
Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?

PETER
Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer

JASON
O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do
They pray, grant thou...lest...lest...

PETER
...lest faith turn to despair

SISTER CHANTELLE
Well done, Peter. Ivy, nice of you to join us, but we're finished
This room will be left open if you want to get together one more time
As for me, I'm off the clock

RORY
Hey guys, let's meet here tonight at seven

TANYA
All of us...and don't be late

LUCAS
Yeah, if you're late, no door prizes for tomorrow

ALAN
Door prizes?

NADIA
Drugs, honey...drugs

IVY (to Jason)
I really need to talk to you...do you not get messages?

JASON
Do you not get messages?
Ok...what is it?

IVY
Not here, just come back to my room

JASON
I can't, I have to finish my speech
You're coming to rehearsal tonight, right?
I can't do this scene without you

IVY
Well, it looks like you can

JASON
I'll meet you before practice

IVY
I'll come by your room

JASON
Okay

SISTER CHANTELLE
Impressive performance

PETER
I help him run his lines

SISTER CHANTELLE
I wasn't talking about the scene

PETER
I should go...

GOD DON?T MAKE NO TRASH

SISTER CHANTELLE
Peter...
When the Lord sits on his mighty throne
And says 'what shall I make today?'
He don't grab a drawing board
There's no mistakes, the man don't play
He simply opens up his heart
Out come tumbling works of art
God don't make no trash

PETER
Sister Chantelle? I would be more than happy to discuss this with you...
(Peter looks at Chantelle?s face)
...now

SISTER CHANTELLE
God don't make mistakes, y'see
Or everyone would look like me
People need to start to think
It ain't a rainbow without the pink
Shoot the foul play and tell the jury
Dance ahead make no body God?s fury
God don't make no trash

PETER
That's nice of you to say, but-

SISTER CHANTELLE
Shut up!

God don't have a guestlist
We're all invited to his feast
And if the church's against that well
It ain't the nuns, boy, it ain't the priests
Stand up proud, straight and tall
If you don't be straight, no problem at all
God don't make no trash

PETER
I'm gonna be late for...

SISTER CHANTELLE
Heaven knows, nothing works
They're known to misquote their verse
Preaching hate, but I'm saying 'wait!'
Where did Jesus mention that?
Some are small, some are dumb
Keep on pushing, change will come
Till then just keep in sight
God is on your side
Oh!

People point a finger
You feel free to point it back
Two folks want to fall in love
If no one's hurt, what's wrong with that?
God is love all the time
Search your soul and I think you'll find
God don't make no trash
And if you're wondering why I'm a fan
It's because there's a black woman inside the soul of every gay man
God don't make no
God don't make no
God don't make no trash!

IVY
Hey?

NADIA
If you say so...
Y'know, I can't believe you missed rehearsal again
It isn't all about you!
It affects the rest of us, what you do
Look, what's wrong with you?

IVY
Nothing

NADIA
Poor Ivy, stuck wanting the one thing she can't have

IVY
You think you know me-

NADIA
Yeah, you know what?
I am so sick of you moping around when you've had
The world handed to you because you're pretty
I'd trade places with you in a fucking heartbeat

ALL GROWN UP

IVY
Remember back in 7th grade
Endless games of truth or dare
Double dates in dark arcades
When I close my eyes I?m there
I think my mother took this picture
Back when were all just friends
Memories that fade and flicker
Burn again when I pretend

Life is short and life is strange
Trouble now and troubled past
Times have changed they rearrange
And little girls grow up so fast
Feel it how it grows inside me
Swirling ball of anguished cries
Haunted daunted so unwanted
Feel its anger in me rise

Dream a dream then end another
Life is there to interrupt
Someone out there call me mother
Look at me, mom, all grown up

Good Catholic girl, her soul is saved
And now of course it comes to this
If only Ivy had behaved
Or ever stopped at just a kiss
It hits me paralyzing shudder
Face the music take a bow
Just another unwed mother
One more ?sad statistic? now

Dream a dream then end another
Life is there to interrupt
Someone out there call my mother
Look at me I?m all grown up
Look at me I?m all grown up

Little lies and big decisions
Who to tell and where to go
Follow someone else?s vision
Or trust my own ?cause I don?t know
Am I suppose to love this child?
Is it just that simple then?
Tell me how this change will happen
Tell me how and tell me when
Tell me how and tell me when

Dream a dream and end another
Life is there to interrupt
Someone out there tell my mother
Look at me I?m all grown up

Story ends in total damage
It?s an unforgiving world
17 how will I manage
How can I
I?m just a girl

PROMISE

JASON
Promise...Webster's defines promise as
?a declaration that something will or will not be done?

IVY
Where have you been? Is this some stupid game?
I meant it when I said I need to talk to you

JASON
I understand, but Ivy, nothing's changed

IVY
You have no idea what I'm going through!

JASON
I'll say it one more time
I'm sorry I don't feel the same
We had ourselves a moment, but it's gone
My head's in thirty different places
Please, just try to understand
Let's leave things at that and just move on!

IVY
That night...We weren't safe!
So tell me how we move on!

JASON
I don't know what it is you want from me
I don't have time to hear whatever tale you've spun
I have to write this speech before tonight
Plus, there are all these scenes I have to run

IVY
You know what I am saying!
I would never make this up
You're a winner, pat your perfect back!
Way to go, you got me pregnant
Put that in your fucking speech!
You wanted real, well God, you?ll give them that

JASON
Shit...Why are you doing this to me?

IVY
We're in this together...

JASON
I've got to pull together...

IVY
We'll take it one step at a time...

JASON
This is what I wanted?
Tell me, tell me what to do...

IVY
Somehow we'll get through..
Jason, I still love you
Someday maybe...

JASON
Love me?

IVY
Someday maybe you can learn...
Maybe you can...

JASON
Maybe I can...

IVY
Maybe you can...

JASON / IVY
Learn to love you/me too...

IVY
Maybe...please...

MATT
Maybe he would love you
Maybe if he weren't that way
He wouldn't treat your feelings like his toy!
Maybe make you feel real special
Like I always wanted to!
But he's already in love with a boy!

IVY
What?

PETER
Am I late?
What's going on?

NADIA
Jason, have you seen Ivy?
I guess you have

JASON
You knew?

NADIA
Only since this afternoon!

PETER
Knew what?

MATT
Ivy's pregnant and your boyfriend's a dad!
So what does that make you?

JASON
What?

PETER
What the fuck are you talking about 'my boyfriend?'

MATT
Don't play dumb with me, Peter!

JASON
Get the fuck outta here, Matt!

MATT
Should I tell them what I saw at the rave?
Look, I'm not here to judge, just keep everyone on the same page
And, hey, I think I found that strong opening
You were looking for in your speech

JASON
Whatever, Matt, whatever you saw, it was rigged?

MATT
Ha! Are you gonna stand there and deny it?
I know

JASON
Oh? You know? Huh? What the fuck do you know?!

MATT
Yeah, I fuckin' know! Oh yeah! (simultaneously with Jason)

IVY
Don't fight!

PETER
He knows, Jason...He knows because I told him? It was after Ivy's birthday.
We were drunk. I'm sorry... no.
You know what? I'm not.

IVY (crying)
Peter, what are you talking about? Jason, he's kidding right? Jason?

JASON
It's just that? let?s run the scene.
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this

[Ivy slaps Matt?]

Peter?

PETER
Don't!

JASON
Peter, I don't know what's going on...you gotta help me!

PETER
I tried?

JASON
You know what? Then fuck you, Peter! Fuck you?

ONCE UPON A TIME

Once upon a time
I first held your hand
And love was not a crime
In a private world where
You said ?don?t look down?
But then I did and now you're lost above me

So much left to say
Trapped alone here
With my best laid plans astray
Standing scared outside a cold church
Soul search, seeking some lost answer
From a God who loves me

Can I turn to You in my need?
Would You take me back or watch me bleed?
Are You there? There at all?
And as I fall from the person that I tried to be
Could You really love someone like me?

Once upon a time
All I needed was your hand in mine
Then I lost my way and
Now I know not what I do
I bow my head and turn to You

I know it's late, but I didn't know where else to go

PRIEST
You know you can always come here - begin

CROSS

JASON
These are my sins, but where to begin?
I don't know if I have it in me, in me

PRIEST
Go on

JASON
Still I recall the peace that would fall
When I believed that you could forgive me
Father, I've messed everything up
I don't know where to start
Yes, I do - God is the root of everything

PRIEST
I'm here to listen, here to understand you
Tell me what lies in your heart
And in the telling you'll find the peace you're seeking
You'll know the way once you start

JASON
Well I've tried to be strong, I've tried to belong
But I don't, or I won't, I can't, I can't
Such a simple, little word - never spoken, always heard
It's not something I can be, it's not ok, not for me
Do you know what I'm?

PRIEST
Yes

JASON
What do I do?

PRIEST
I know you're frightened, know I understand that
But there's only so much I would say
I can't live for you, but know that God is with you
Through Him you will find a way

JASON
But I can't see your face
I'm in such a desperate place
What do I do now?
Tell me, tell me

PRIEST
Child, confide in me

JASON
I've known you long, I always thought this was wrong
If they knew my parents would die, they would die

PRIEST
Go keep it quiet
I will hold your secret
You know that it's safe to confide
You're just a child, and things may change, I promise
You're young with time on your side
Focus on your graduation

JASON
Is it okay?

PRIEST
Keep your mind on other matters

JASON
Am I okay?

PRIEST
Pray for courage, pray for...

JASON
Why are you distant?!
Why won't you answer?!
Why won't you tell me!?!

PRIEST
[Shouts]
You know in your heart that the teaching is clear
Faith in the Father has led your soul here
Harrow the cross, let the church be your spine
Don't question too much and you'll get along fine
Whatever you have done, I know God will forgive
That it is what He will always forgive
Go now the Spirit and live?

RORY
Hey everybody, this is your fifteen minute call!

TWO HOUSEHOLDS

NADIA
Two households, both alike in dignity

RORY
Does everyone have their costumes?

GIRLS & GUYS
Two households, both alike in dignity

LUCAS
Kyra, I can't find my...

GIRLS & GUYS
Two households, both alike in dignity

LUCAS
Apothecary open! Come get your shit...

SISTER CHANTELLE
Fifteen minutes until we're on
Why is nobody singing warm-ups?
Pull it together, pull it together
Jason, Ivy? You're not dead until the end
You're in love! Whatever, pretend...
I don't care how you do it
But that best be one Hell of a kiss
Sister Chantelle's raise is riding on this
Ready? 3...4...and...

CHORUS
Two households both alike in dignity
In fair Verona where we lay our scene
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean

SISTER CHANTELLE
Thank you, Jesus!

LUCAS
Hey, never let it be said that I don't deliver

JASON
Thanks...

LUCAS
You know we're still cool, right?

JASON
I talked to father about us.

PETER
Really? And?

QUEEN MAB

JASON
What if we escape this? Peter, you and I?
Ran away just never looking back

PETER
You can't hide anymore
I can't hide anymore
I don't want to...

JASON
But what if we just...?

PETER
Jason! Stop!

JASON
Just think about it please
We could leave right now

PETER
Jason!

SISTER CHANTELLE
Take your places everyone!

NADIA
You look great

IVY
I don't feel great

NADIA
I know

MATT
Hey Peter, that was messed up what I did
I didn't, I didn?t mean to...I'm sorry...

PETER
It's done.

(Jason takes drugs, then coughs)

RORY
Actors ready!

PETER
If love be rough with you, be rough with love!
Come, we burn daylight!

JASON
Nay, it is not so?

PETER
Why, may one ask?

JASON
I dreamt a dream tonight

PETER
And so did I

JASON
Well, what was yours?

PETER
That dreamers often lie!

JASON
In bed asleep, while they do dream things true


PETER
O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you
She is the fairies' midwife
Her traces of the smallest spider web
Pricked from the lazy finger of a maid
In this state she gallops night by night
Ladies' lips, who straight on kisses dream
Then he dreams of another place
Sometimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck
And then he dreams of cutting foreign throats
Drums in his ear, at which he starts and wakes
And being thus frightened swears a prayer or two
And sleeps again
This is she
This is she

[Jason starts breathing heavily]

Jason.

Jason?

BARE

JASON
Have we come to the ending?
Or am I just dreaming?
The music is gone now, the silence is strange
Can you call back that moment
On that day in September
When we first shared the secret
And everything changed?
Can you know what you meant
To a soul that was searching?
Can you know that I'm sorry
For all I've undone?
And know that in my heart
You were the only one

PETER
On a day in September
It was so unexpected
The moment you kissed me
Time seemed to freeze
Now I stand at a crossroad
And stare at a question
If prayer were the answer
I'd fall on my knees
But forward is calling
And I cannot stay here
Nothing can change what
You will always be
An angel sent to hold
My heart and set me free

JASON / PETER
I've never been this bare / I've never been so scared
I've never felt such honesty / Doubts that will never go away
A moment of such peace / Each of us standing bare
Knowing what you mean to me / Knowing who we have to be
Know as you hold my hand / I hoped and prayed
We're forever you and I / That you'd understand

BOTH
I know you're here in my heart

JASON/ PETER
Please understand that I tried/ Try to see it?s not goodbye

PETER
The act is beginning, the audience awaits

JASON
Let's stay in this moment, where secrets reveal
Here in a world where there's safety in falsehood
I have discovered the one thing that's real
That I love you and I've loved you from the start
And if you hold that close to you, we'll never be apart

JASON/ PETER
Peter, please know I loved you/ God, I love you

BOTH
From the start

(They share a kiss/ back to the stage where the show is,
Jason starts coughing a lot and collapses)

A GLOOMING PEACE

CHORUS
A glooming peace this morning with it brings
The sun for sorrow will not show its head
Go hence to talk no more of these sad things
Some shall be pardoned and some punished

PRIEST
I'm sorry

PETER
I know

PRIEST
People come to the church in times like these for answers
But I have none...most words fall empty, but I'll try...
It is a horrible thing that no one should have to go through
Losing? a friend at such a young age
You know, but you should know, that he is in a much better place
We'll always ask ourselves if there was something more
That could have been done...and that's natural

PETER
Do you ask yourself that, Father?

PRIEST
Me?

PRIEST
I?m sorry.

PETER
I know.

ABSOLUTION

PETER
He went to you for guidance
You hid behind a screen
Knowing how much empathy might mean
Do you know how much he loved...?
Did you know how much he cared...?
Lost in the teaching was a...boy
So all alone and scared
Father, we were so in love!
And that's what I find so odd
Our love was pure and nothing else
Brought me closer to God

PRIEST
I'm sorry, Peter

PETER
And I forgive you... Father

NO VOICE

NADIA
Dear Jason, there will be tears today
But we'll get through and you'll be there
I'll leave a chair for you, you made it too
You held your mystery so close
But I knew, I knew your way
Never found the words to say
Always thought we'd talk one day

IVY
Dear Jason, you can't begin to know
The pain you've caused
How do I make sense of what I've gained
And what I lost?
What a mess, a perfect mess
Left alone to sort it out
In the sorrow, guilt, and rage
I keep coming back to doubt

MATT
I'd like to start with just a...
If we could take a moment...
If maybe we were silent...
Or we had spoken...
(Chorus joins in with Ahh's)
I tried to find the words to...
Just the right quotation...
But I must confess I came up empty

CHORUS
You alone the Lord most holy
You alone the Lord most high
Hear us now, steer our hearts
And grant our prayers
We bare them in Your name
Make us one with all, God, in Your name

PETER
Dear Jason, how did a simple love get complicated?
Days crawl by, I ask myself again
Should I have waited?
In a world that's quick to judge
I will try to understand
It's so hard to find your way
When you have no voice to guide you

CHORUS
No voice, no sound
No sound, no words
No words, no songs
No songs, no heart
No heart, no love
No love, no life
No life, no truth
No truth, no life
No voice!

[Thanks to Mii Mii for script]
Last Update:April, 06th 2016

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