Songs Of My Own

this is where all the songs I've written (from my original musical or otherwise) have landed.

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1. WHY?

TW: minor swearing

 

This is a song from my original musical Gals!  (so please don't steal it) 

The song Why? Is the very opening song in which the main character, Linton (a closeted genderfluid), and his friends better known as the Gals! express their problems. Linton struggles with being theirself. His sister Emily struggles with stress and getting noticed. Their friend Danielle struggles with securing the date of her dreams. Rachel struggles with balancing school work and sports. Indi just wants to have fun and loosen up a bit. 

Without further ado, welcome to the Gals!

 

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(We see the Gals! in their rooms getting ready for school. EMILY brushes her hair and touches up make-up. LINTON glares at his reflection dressed in the required female uniform, practicing a smile. RACHEL sits on her bed, writing in her diary. DANIELLE checks and rechecks her schedule and homework. INDI has her headphones on as she goes through k-pop moves.)

 

(when the opening song starts we’re only focused on LINTON)

 

WHY DO I SIT HERE WASTING MY TIME NOW?

WHEN THERE’S SOMETHING I WANT THEM TO KNOW

THERE WAS THAT TIME I WAS PISSED OFF AND I ALMOST SPILLED

BUT I DRAGGED MYSELF AWAY

TO HIDE ANOTHER DAY

 

WHY CAN’T I DO THIS?

THERE MUST BE SOME SORT OF REMEDY

I CAN’T DO THIS

MY HEART’S ON THE LINE

STAYING AWAY FROM THEM

SOMEHOW MAKES ME CHOKE ON PHLEGM

I JUST CAN’T

SO I STAY, IN THE LINE

 

(Note: at the end of the verse EMILY comes back into the picture.)

 

EMILY AND LINTON

WHY

WHY 

(Seemingly to no one)

 

bye mom by dad!…

 

WHY

 

(The two siblings split off in different directions- but not without a hug. LINTON is back at the centre of attention.)

 

LINTON

(he is now on his phone texting ALEX his go-to for advice even though he lives in another state) Hi, Jewemy~

 

ALEX

I thought we were past the whole teasing faze?

 

LINTON

You were sooooo wrong

 

ALEX

I figured. You at school yet?

 

LINTON

I sure am-

 

EMILY

LIDS WE GOTTA GO OR WE’LL BE LATE FOR OUR FIRST CLASS!

 

LINTON

Oh shoot gotta go Alex, crazy sis on my back again,

 

ALEX

Have fun with that sweetheart!

 

LINTON

Shut up.

 

(DANIELLE comes in very lovey-dovey, every eye trailing her and a book in hand)

 

(takes a moment to roll his eyes at the girl) Hello! We’re not in a Disney movie if you haven’t noticed. (click click)

 

DANIELLE

Oh, hi Lidia! Did you see Blake this morning?

 

WHY DO I TRY SO HARD TO IMPRESS HIM

WHEN HE’S JUST A DISTRACTION

OH LOOK HE JUST WAVED AT ME

IT MUST BE A LUCKY DAY FOR ME

 

(just as she said it BLAKE enters give DANIELLE a small wave which she returns)

 

LINTON

Go get ‘em!

 

DANIELLE

I CAN DO THIS

IT’S JUST GONNA BE A SIMPLE CHAT WITH HIM

 

RACHAEL

I CAN DO THIS

IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD

 

DANIELLE AND RACHAEL

I THINK THIS IS MY DAY

SO THINGS SHOULD GO MY WAY

 

RACHAEL, DANIELLE AND LINTON

I GOT THIS

 

BLAKE

Hey, D!

 

DANIELLE

Hey!

 

(Both EMILY and INDI laugh and RACHEL enters flustered, football in hand)

 

RACHEL

Shit! Em, I forgot my / homework

 

EMILY

(hands her a sheet) Here.

 

RACHEL

Oh.

 

EMILY

Rache, you really gotta save more time for school stuff.

 

DANEILLE

Yeah… you’re gonna…

 

EMILY AND DANIELLE

Fail.

 

(LINTON gasps jokingly)

 

INDI (much slower than normal chorus)

 

WHY CAN’T WE JUST BE WORRY FREE

BE YOUNG, CAN’T GIVE A DAMN

WHY DON’T WE GO TO THAT PARTY

 

ALL GALS

No!

 

INDI

Jeez cut the drama man!

 

(the other gals walk off to class)

 

Girlfriend! 2 o’clock! (just as she says UMA walks on stage. The legendary Bisexual)

LINTON

(with INDI off to the side) You know damn well I don’t have a chance with Uma! I mean she’s brave and bold and so open about being bi. Like, there’s people who are so far in the closet that they’ve found fricking Narnia,

 

(INDI raises a brow at this)

 

But Uma is the complete opposite. I’m not sure if she knows what the closet is! She broke the hinges on the closet door when she flung it open- no she broke the door, the hinges and the wall when she flung the closet door open. Uma is literally a tall, waking bi pride flag. One beautiful, tall, walking bi pride flag. I would give anything to be as confident as her.

(INDI gives him a pat on the back)

 

EMILY AND RACHEAL

IT’S GETTING HARD TO MAKE IT EACH DAY

BUT WE’RE CONVINCED IT’S REALLY NOT

WE JUST KEEP LIVING ON

OH SHIT THAT GUY IS HOT

 

LINTON AND INDI

Ew!

 

GALS!

WHY

WHY

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