Jekyll and Hyde (Pt. 5)
Eponine: There was a time Once upon a time…
I don't know when If I did, I wouldn’t tell
I didn't have much time for men Darned tootin’!
But this is now and that was then, I'm learning …this doesn’t sound good
A girl alone, all on her own On my own, pretending he’s beside me…oh wait, wrong musical
Must try to have a heart of stone Ain’t that the truth
So I try not to make it known my yearning *sighs*
I try to show I have no need *looks around* I’d certainly hope so
I really do, I don't succeed …I don’t? *wibble*
So let's bring...on the men Let’s not and say we did
And let the fun begin *shudders* Hoo boy
A little touch of sin More like a dollop of sin
Why wait another minute? I can think of several good reasons why
Step this way--it’s time for us to play I don’t wanna play!
They say we may not pass this way again Thank goodness
So let’s waste no more time-- We can waste time! Really!
Bring on the men! Or not
I always knew, I always said Have I?
A silk and lace in black and red Red, the blood of angry men! Black, the dark of ages past!
Will drive a man right off his head, its easy I wouldn’t know…
So many men, so little time …I’m not going to say anything
I want them all, is that a crime? Yes!
Men: NO! We’re just random passersby, don’t mind us
Eponine: I don’t know why they say that I'm too easy Gee, I wonder…
They make me laugh, they make me cry Do they?
They make me sick, so God knows why… I’m wondering why…
We say bring on the men! How many times do I have to say it? NO!
And let the fun begin Torture, more like
A little touch of sin The jar of sin is running low here
Why wait another minute? I can think of reasons why
Step this way, it’s time for us to play Let’s play Go Fish!
They say we may not pass this way again D’aww…
So let’s waste no more time We can waste time, that’s fine with me
Bring on the men! Take ‘em away!
They break your heart Ow, that must hurt
They steal your soul No! My soul!
Take you apart That must hurt
And yet they somehow make you whole Isn’t that kind of oxymoronic?
So what’s their game? Beats me…
I suppose a rose by any other name A rose? You’ve got to be kidding me…
The perfume and the prick’s the same! …no comment
I like to have a man for breakfast each day Hard on the dietary system, methinks
I'm very social and I like it that way I’m not THAT social…
By late mid-morning I need something to munch But I’m still digesting breakfast!
So I ask over 2 men for lunch Ugh…
And men are mad about my afternoon 'tease' I…don’t think I want to know
They're quite informal I just do it to please Informal. Riiiiight.
Those triple sandwiches are my favorite ones This song is so full of innuendo it’s not even funny.
I'm also very partial to buns Captress? Hey, captress!
Eponine: I don’t wanna sing the rest of this song…
Bramble: *hasn’t been listening* Why?
Valjean and Javert: *exchange glances*
Valjean: Haven’t you ever listened to the words before?
Javert: Doesn’t the innuendo put you off at all?
Bramble: Um…well. About that--
Eponine: I’m skipping the rest of this song.
Bramble: Compromise: if you finish the last chorus I’ll let you off.
Eponine: So let’s bring on the men Ho hum, we’ve been over this
And let the fun begin And this
A little touch of sin And this
Why wait another minute I’m getting really tired of this
Step this way it's time for us to play *sigh*
They say we may not pass this way again Just a little further
So let’s waste no more time: One more line!
Bring on the men! It’s over!
Man, that was a big note…
Bramble: *absentmindedly* Yeah, yeah…go on to the next scene, please.
Eponine: What’s with her?
Javert: She’s been reading Lord of the Rings. It’s making her a bit distracted.
Eponine: So I can see.
Enjolras: Perhaps we could slip away…*starts sneaking towards the door*
Bramble: *looks up from book* Enjolras, take one more step and I sic Javert on you!
Javert: You can’t make me fetch the kid.
Bramble: Perhaps not…but my accosting him has made Enjolras stop in his tracks. We aren’t even through Act 1 yet, people! At least get through Act 1!!
Enjolras: *grumbles his way backstage*
Bramble: Now that that’s over with, next song!
Eponine: S' not every day me friends and I I have friends?
'as gents like you just droppin' by Now there’s a grain of truth.
Before you go, Are you leaving? The party’s just started!
you'll know just why you came here! Or will you? *goes shifty-eyed*
Marius: Of that, my dear, I've little doubt I do?
One only has to look about Not much to see here
It's not too hard to figure out
the game here! No comment
And yet I sense: there's more to you… Is there?
Eponine: You flatter, sir, you really do! Aw, you’re making me blush!
With half a chance ...
Marius: ... what would you do? I’d like to know
Eponine: Don't ask me! Well, I wouldn’t!
Here's to the night! Here's to romance! Rather forward, aren’t I?
To those unafraid of taking a chance!
Marius: I think I've taken enough for one day! You’re telling me
And I have learned to my cost I don’t seem to have lost anything
It's not the fun that it might be
once you have lost! At least, no one I know likes to lose
Eponine: Oh, what a shame! If you only knew
the games we could play, the things we could do! Naughty implications there
Yet I can see you're not up to the chase! I don’t think I am either
But, if you're ever in need:
I am the girl, and this is the place Not really, I’m just saying that
Come to me! Or go away
Marius: It's getting late - I have to go Yeah, I have to go…polish my shoes! Yeah, that’s right!
If any time - you never know - Never know what?
you need a friend ... I’ll be your friend! Maybe…
Eponine: Doctor Henry Jekyll, 46 Harley Street ... Motorcycle pit there, I see
If any time ... you never know ... Why am I repeating his lines?
you need a friend ... I suppose I can be your friend.
Bramble: And we’re all happy for you. Now let’s see…*ruffles through papers* ‘How Can I Continue On’ is next! Javert, Marius, you’re up!
Marius: How can I continue on
When they can block each step I take? That’s a very good question
Javert: Don't destroy the work you've done! Personally, I have no qualms about the destruction of your work
Henry, there's too much at stake! But no one’s asked me.
Marius: But what if they are right? Who, the governors?
Have I let my dreams misguide me? Such pressing questions!
I'm so weary of this fight Yeah, all this singing is tiresome
There's so little left inside me. But the captress won’t let us take a break.
Javert: And what if you are right? The likelihood is slim, but…
And you didn't see it through? Sure, ruin your life, see if anyone cares
You've got to see it through! Or else everyone will call you a quitter
When this all began you had nothing! Hah!
You knew there'd be a price to pay But you had nothing to pay with
Too late now to turn away That’s what becomes of hanging around with revolutionaries
You have come too far! Don’t fall over the edge
I know you'll find the way... No comment.
Goodnight, Henry. Don’t kill yourself
Marius: When this all began I really didn’t have anything…
I knew there'd be a price... Not that that was a bad thing, you know.
Bramble: *gasps and jumps up* All right! Now for one of the most well-known songs from this musical!
Javert: Not the best?
Bramble: I like ALL the songs--I could never choose just one. See, if one song just stands by itself it’s good, but not GREAT. In context with all the other songs, they support each other and make a great musical…*continues rambling*
Marius: Great, now she’s off.
Javert: Are we surprised?
Combeferre: Well, get her out of it. We have three songs left before the end of Act 1.
Marius: *perks up* You don’t say?
Enjolras: Captress! Be quiet--we want to finish the next few songs!
Bramble: *stops* Really?
Mizzies: *nod frantically*
Bramble: …that’s a first.
Marius: Do you doubt our loyalty?
Javert: Not that I could really blame her…
Bramble: Sudden agreement on your side can only be suspicious…
Combeferre: We just want to finish the first act.
Javert: *peers out at the crowd* They’re getting restless, captress.
Bramble: Oh, fine; onward, Mizzies!
Marius: This is the moment No, really?
This is the day Seems to be closer to evening now
When I send all my doubts and demons
On their way Oh, well that’s a good thing
Every endeavor I have made ever Isn’t that breaking some kind of rhyming scheme, there?
Is coming into play I guess it doesn’t matter
Is here and now today ... Why not yesterday? Or tomorrow?
This is the moment You don’t say
This is the time I wish I knew the time
When the momentum and the moment Those don’t even mean the same thing
Are in rhyme! Goody for them
Give me this moment Any of the other moments will do as well
This precious chance My precious…
I'll gather up my past Spring cleaning rolls around again
And make some sense at last! Is that a jab at my intelligence?
This is the moment This line is getting old already…and we aren’t even halfway through the song yet
When all I've done What have I done except rail against the unfairness of humanity?
All of the dreaming, scheming and screaming See what I mean?
Become one! One with what?
This is the day One day more! Oh wait, wrong musical
See it sparkle and shine! Sounds like Jareth’s been a little free with the glitter lately
When all I've lived for What HAVE I lived for?
Becomes mine! A bit greedy there, aren’t we?
For all those years
I've faced the world alone. Or at least I’ve gone without my grandfather’s financial aid
And now the time has come It’s taken it’s time too
To prove to them I've made it on my own! And I have--so there!!…………
…..When I look back When? Not if?
I will always recall Ah, the sweet taste of victory!
Moment for moment Let’s get an instant playback here
This was the moment Was it?
The greatest moment of them all! Ah, it wasn’t THAT great.
Hey, what was with the break?
Bramble: *headdesk* It gets kind of old to keep typing on really long solo songs, so I’m going to cut out bits here and there when I can get away with it.
Combeferre: It’s in the agreement--she’s clear.
Bramble: Now. Time for the first transformation! Let’s go, peoples!
Marius: /September 13th. 11:56 pm. I have started this alone... and I must
finish it alone. Wah. Poor, pitiful me.
There is no longer a choice... I know that I must use myself as the
subject of the experiment./ Isn’t that the way it always goes?
No, there is no choice! Of course not
I must put aside the fears I feel inside
There's no place to hide Not that I expected one, of course
So it comes to this How defeatist
One last final chance that only I can take It’s all up to me!
Now everything I've fought for is at stake!………..
………..Now the die is cast - nothing left to do Ooh, another break
Time alone can prove my theories true. Time heals everything
Show the world--
My God! - What's this? I could ask the same thing
Something is happening - I can't explain - It’s beyond my ability
Something inside me, a breathtaking pain It hoits*! ((*a parody of ‘hurts’))
Devours and consumes me Like a parasite!
And drives me insane! *screaming*
Suddenly - uncontrolled - Quick, I need my meds!
Something is taking hold Very theatrical, this
Suddenly - agony - Ooh
filling me - killing me!
Suddenly - out of breath - *gasp wheeze gasp*
what is this - is this death? I have no idea!
Suddenly - look at me! I need a mirror
Can it be? What? Can it be what?
Who is this creature that I see?! Beats me
Marius (as Hyde): Free! Mwahahaha!!
Bramble: Well, that was fun--
Combeferre: Shh! The next song’s up!
Marius (as Hyde): What is this feeling
Of power and drive Haha! Power!
I've never known--
I feel alive! And it’s kinda nice
Where does this feeling
Of power derive Beats me
Making me know
Why I'm alive? So why AM I alive?
Like the night, it's a secret Of course
Sinister, dark, and unknown How else would it be?
I do not know what I seek Er…
Yet I'll seek it alone! Methinks this character needs a little guidance
I have a thirst
That I cannot deprive Water, anyone?
Never have I felt so alive! Where’s my water??
There is no battle
I couldn't survive- I’d beg to differ
Feeling like this-
Feeling alive! What fun! *skips around the stage in a parody-like fashion*
Like the moon, an enigma Is the moon really an enigma? Let’s think about this
Lost and alone in the night It’s just a big ball of earth and dust
Damned by some heavenly stigma Ooh! Profanity!
But blazing with light! No other way to live, I guess
It's the feeling of being alive! Really?
Filled with evil, but truly alive! I’ll pass, thanks
It's the truth that cannot be denied! But is evil truth?
It's the feeling of being Edward Hyde! …I have no comment
What's this? Les gasp!
Sweet miss! Les gasp the SEQUEL!!
I thought I had lost you! I think I’ve been hanging around the captress too much
Bramble: No you haven’t! *is squelched by a member of the Amis*
Marius (as Hyde): It's fate! Of course!
What bliss! Bliss? Who am I supposed to be talking to, anyway?
Sweet miss! …forget I asked that first question
Your folly will cost you dear Will it?
My dear I guess it will
You'll see It feels kind of silly to be talking to no one, here
You'll never escape me! Unless you’re invisible, which I think you are
I fear that I’m going insane
And you will pay dear Oooooohhhh, threatening
My dear... Ho hum
*growling and heartbeat*
Bramble: This is really creepy to listen to while alone in the house at night.
Enjolras: *creeps up and taps her on the shoulder*
Enjolras: *high-fives Combeferre*
Marius (as Hyde): Animals trapped behind bars in the zoo Are they really trapped?
Need to run rampant and free! That would be interesting
Predators live on the prey they pursue No, really?
This time, the predator's me! That’s…a disturbing thought
Lust - like a raging desire Er…
Fills my whole soul with its curse! I can tell
Burning with primitive fire Isn’t fire in and of itself kind of primitive?
Berserk and perverse! Strong description there
Tonight I'll plunder heaven blind I’ll give it my darnedest, anyway
Steal from all the gods! Assuming that there’s more that one to begin with
Tonight I'll take from all mankind I’d need a big sack for that
Conquer all the odds! Sounds like fun
And I feel I'll live on forever Sounds like I’m on a trip
With Satan himself by my side! …no comment
And I'll show the world The whole world? How about I just start with my neighborhood and work up from there?
That tonight, and forever
The name to remember's
The name Edward Hyde! O…kay…
What a feeling to be so alive! Yes, it’s great
I have never seen me so alive! Neither have I
Such a feeling of evil inside- Nice
That's the feeling of being
Edward Hyde!! I need a different drug, methinks
Javert: Is it…?
Enjolras: Are we…?
Valjean: Can it be??
Amis: WE’RE DONE WITH ACT I!!!
Bramble: Yeah, yeah, don’t go all gaga on me.
Javert: We’re not going gaga.
Valjean: Surely you as an extra in a play yourself can appreciate the fact that we extras have nothing to do during these scenes.
Combeferre: Hear, hear.
Courfeyrac: *looks up from a card game with Laigle and Joly* What?
Bramble: Nothing, nothing. *goes onstage to address audience* We’ll have a short intermission between acts, but we’ll be back soon. *toddles backstage* Okay, guys, don’t wander too far--guys?
Mizzies: *have vanished*
Dun da dun dun!!! Ahahahaha!!
Take me home!
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