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Serenity - The Rock Opera: Act 1
Friday, August 28, 2009

Inspired by The Who's Tommy, Pink Floyd's The Wall and Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Act I 1. Civil War

(Officer): Welcome to the army; what is your story?/A farm boy sent to fight for their hometown’s rights;/Or perhaps you are an innocent whose parents lost their lives;/Or maybe lover boys sent to be soldiers for their wives;/In this Civil War.

Well, it don’t matter in these troubled times./We need every man even if they committed crimes./Your job is to hold the line./From those who still wave their sign,/In this Civil War.

(Mal): A long time has passed since I heard those words./And it now it comes down to who can hold this world./They said that they would waltz through, that we wouldn’t fight./They said we couldn’t do it, but we showed them our might./And now we need to last just a bit longer./‘Til our planes come and shower them in thunder./Just keep them back, that is your goal./So, you all you need to do is … HOLD!!!

Solo

(Mal): Listen to those angels, they’re almost here./And the purple guys, they cower in fear./ (Zoë): They’re not coming, they’ve turned around./They’re gonna leave us on this God-forsaken ground.

(Mal): How can they do that to us?/They are blasting us into dust./ (Zoë): In the end, we gave it our all./That’s just what happens in a “Civil” War. *************************************************

2. Serenity (Part 1)

You’re trapped in Serenity.

Now, the future don’t look too bright./You never run from a fight./Now, you’ll head up into space./To try and find your own place.

Chorus: This will be our home./A ship of our own./A place we can be free./We shall call it Serenity.

Now you gather up the pieces./Of what you lost in the sieges./You’re trying to replace parts of you./By creating a strange, new crew.

Chorus

Breakdown: Your innocence, your humour./Your faith and your rigour./Have all been swept away./And that’s the way it’s gonna stay.

Chorus

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3. Welcome Aboard (What Should We Do?)

(Mal): Welcome Aboard the ship./We hope you enjoy the trip./Please stay out of the cargo./We will tell you where to go./You called for help because you thought it was a good idea./You shot at her because she made you jump with fear.

Chorus: What Should We Do with him?/What Should We Do with them?/What can we do to keep ourselves alive?

(Mal): We’ll do the job, then get paid./We sell the goods, then we’re made./ (Wash): Hey, didn’t she shoot you once before?/ (Jayne): Maybe that’s why she didn’t ask for more./ (Zoë): But what about those two?/What Should We Do?

Chorus

(Jayne): We should throw them off, they’ll be nothing but trouble./If they stay surviving will cost double./ (Inara): Mal, you can’t do it; you can’t leave them here./If you try to I’ll do the thing you fear./ (Wash): He did save her life, that’s gotta count for something./ (Zoë): We’ve gotta protect them take ‘em under our wing./

(All, but Mal): What Should We Do with them? (x4, build-up)

(Mal): Well, you saved her life./And that will suffice./To prove that you can stay on board./The other one died./’Cause he too often tried./He tried to be a hero while he was aboard./ Your sister will be, safe out here./Out in the black you’ll have nothing to fear./Welcome Aboard the ship./We hope you enjoy the trip.

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4. Into The Black

(River):This isn’t home./I still feel alone./Why can I hear things/That people near me think?

(Simon): This is our chance for a New Start./We can’t go home, they will find us./You know for a fact, they have no heart./But they still feel what they do is just.

Chorus: Head out Into The Black./Just keep running never come back.

(Simon): The captain here will keep us safe./If I keep his crew alive./Right now there ain’t a safer place./Than staying on the move in the skies.

Chorus

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5. The Train Job

(Mal): Well now the Asian gangster needs our help./If we refuse, we’ll end up on the shelf./This could help us get more work./It’ll make our reputation more than talk.

(Zoë): What’s going on, why are we giving it back to them?/ (Mal): Because it’s right I can’t condemn them./We’ll take it back, because it is right./With any luck, we’ll finish before it’s light.

Breakdown

(Sheriff): Well, you took our medicine./And now you give it back./The Boss ain’t gonna like it./He will pay you back./ (Mal): It wasn’t right to take it./You’re sick, you need your crack./ (Sheriff): You know, honour is a quality./That many out here lack.

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6. Next Time

(Mal): See that girl from the upper class./She seems to be made from glass./I wish I could tell her how I feel in my head./And how it hurts when she’s in another one’s in her bed.

Chorus: Oh well, maybe Next Time.

And I feel something strong inside./Despite how many times I’ve lied./She doesn’t know but she makes me feel tiny./Or she can pick me up and make me shiny./I don’t think this is a passing phase./’Cause she can put me into a daze.

Chorus

But I know, she won’t feel the same./She thinks that it’s just a game./Would it be better if she left?/And I was forgotten like all the rest./And I may take a chance./And see if I can get a dance.

Chorus

Now, she’s gone and got herself another one./And it looks like she is having fun./But if it all goes wrong, I’ll be there./I will fight for her no matter where./And she’s experienced all my petty crime./And we’ve argued for no reason or rhyme./And I’ll keep reciting the same old line…

Chorus

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7. Honour

You deny that you love her./When it’s awkward, you run for cover./She may have many lovers./But you’ll always defend her Honour.

You deny that you love him./But he went out on a limb./He went and hit your lover./And he’ll always defend your Honour.

They begin to fight./In the early morning light./And even at this hour./He will defend your Honour.

Solo

After he’s won and the fight is done./You start to talk, when he can’t walk./Even after your fight, you two are alright./And she may never be your lover,/But you’ll always defend her Honour.

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8. Special Hell

After you saved her town./She gave you a hat and drink./You just drank it down./Never even stopped to think.

That when you woke up next day./She’d be standing in your cargo bay./Now, you have no idea what to say.

Chorus: (Kaylee): Is she really your wife/Is she your chance for a new life?/ (Book): Will you always treat her well?/Or will you wind up in Special Hell?

(Mal): We’ll drop her off./She can’t stay here./ (Wash): Are getting soft?/(Zoë): It’s something we all fear.

Now you give her a new life./You say you don’t need a wife./But this one may cut you with a knife.

Chorus

(Book): This one is quite dark./You were just another mark./Now you’re running out of time./As you head towards the end of the line.

Solo

(Inara): Alright, I lied./I didn’t fall it’s true./ (Mal): No, I don’t mind./I knew she kissed you.

No one knows why, but you let her go./Your lover still won’t let you know./You’re too thick to see it though.

Chorus 2: (Book): Well, she might return./(Mal): Yeah, she will never learn./And I tried to treat her well./(Book): To keep yourself out of Special Hell?

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9. Hands Of Blue

(River): Two by two, Hands Of Blue. (x8, build-up)

(Jayne): Shut her up, or I’ll shut her up./What is she on about?/I’m trying to think of a way out./She’s not helping talking loud./ (River): We’ve gotta leave this way./We cannot go back./They still follow me./Out here in the black./ (Simon): Who are they and what can they do?/ (River): Everything, ‘cause they’re the Hands Of Blue.

Chorus: They’re coming two by two./They’re the Hands Of Blue.

(River): Those screams still haunt me./And remain in my mind./I hope I never see them./I wish I could go blind./ (Jayne): What is she talking about?/I think she’s insane./ (Simon): You saw all the scans./They cut into her brain./ (River): There’s nothing we can do, but run./They are the Hands Of Blue.

Chorus

Outro: (River): Two by two, Hands Of Blue (x8, fade-out)

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10. You Sold Us Out

(Jayne): That went well-SLAM!

(Jayne): What am I doing here?/What have you done to me?/ (Mal): I thought we should have a little talk,/Before I send you on a space walk.

(Mal): What happened back there?/We had a full-proof plan./What went wrong?/Was it caused by your hand?/ (Jayne): What do you mean?/It was they who trapped us there./But you won’t listen./It’s not like you care.

Chorus: (Mal): You Sold Us Out!/You turned on my crew./There ain’t a worse thing that you can do./You Sold Us Out!/So, now it’s goodbye./You’re gonna learn how it feels to fly.

(Jayne): What will you tell the others?/What story will you tell?/Please don’t tell the truth/About what I did sell./ (Mal): I hadn’t though about it./But why does it matter to you?/Why is it important/What I choose to do?/ (Jayne): I care what they think./I don’t want them to know./How far I did sink./I know it was too low.

Chorus 2: (Mal): You Sold Us Out!/You turned on my crew./There ain’t a worse thing that you can do./You Sold Us Out!/But I will let you live./This will be the last thing that I ever give you….

(Jayne): Can I come in now?

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11. Find Someone To Carry You

(Tracey): I may have made some mistakes./You should know this is not fake./I was just trying to break it./The law, I needed to break it./The Feds are on my tail./I gotta get home, I just can’t fail.

Chorus: When you can’t run or crawl, and you don’t know what to do./You just have to Find Someone To Carry You.

I hope you can forgive me./For trying too hard to be./A way out of the cold./And you not being told./Well, I’ve gotta get home./You know I can’t do it alone.

Chorus

Well, they caught up./And now I’m down./I may have lied before./But now I need help,/One last time./Get all the way home./And you know what they say…

Chorus/Outro

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12. Heart Of Gold.

(Nandi): I’m calling for help./I need a hand./I need your help./To defend my land.

Chorus: From the frozen cold./To the Heart Of Gold./We can help in your time of need./Yourselves are sold./In the Heart Of Gold./We will be there at best speed.

(Nandi): He needed us./On this moon of dust./We could provide./What he was denied./We hid it from him./We kept it hidden./Now, he’ll take it by force./As he breaks down our doors.

Chorus

You took comfort in each others arms./Where you could feel no harm./The pain on her face said it all./No, she can’t take it anymore.

Chorus

Breakdown: The shoot-out was won./But the damage was done./Your comfort has died./And you both have lied./She can’t take it anymore./She can’t live here anymore./So, she will leave./While you both grieve./No, she can’t take it anymore!

Solo

Outro: Even after all you’ve been through./She knows what she must do./You may never again feel whole./After what happened at the Heart Of Gold…

COMMENTS

Saturday, August 29, 2009 2:02 AM

KATESFRIEND


This looks like it was a tremendous amount of work to write, but it sure was fun to read. Well done and truly imaginative. The Heart of Gold sequence was particularly poignant.

Saturday, August 29, 2009 10:42 PM

BODYISMYTEMPLE


Okay, great stuff. You obviously put in a lot of work into this!

The no.7 Honour sequence made me giggle. Mal... always with the honour-defending...

And no.8, funny as it was, definitely sounded ominous & earth-shaking because I imagine Book to be a baritone.

Very original piece.


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