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U P S I D E     d o w n s t a i r s    a cambridge comedy of manners by Cass von Braun
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"The Wire Song"    Based on music by Boris Blank, additional music and lyrics by Cass von Braun,
from an idea by Robert J. Mooney. Vocal by Cass von Braun

S E T T I N G

The singer is Don Adams, Dean of Academic Life at Barnyard University. Dean Don is prepared to destroy his professional career to prove to his estranged wife Kate that he is more than a big fat bore.

In this scene (in a dance club) Dean Don tells his friend Fada that he plans to wear a tiara while performing "The Wire Song" at the fancy Symposium Dinner to be held at the fabulous Hotel River Charles, with Nobel Laureates out the wazoo in attendance. Such an action comes loaded with the near certainty of demolishing his professional credibility.

We are making a romantic comedy here, so be assured fate (in the person of Kate) will somehow prevent this calamity, as if accidentally, supplanting it with a pre-emptive calamity of far greater reach and proportions.

Showing this to a few people only, and with thanks for the gank to the great Boris Blank whose publisher allows use of the track in my proposal. This represents an early draft state. I'd like to hear it with a male lead vocal, so here's an idea . . .

RFP -- Propose a track with your own vocal. Use the tracks below to get comfortable with your performance, then email casz

Listen with vocals


and without vocals:




L Y R I C

The Wire Song

For electromagnetic induction
You let it spin and cut the line
When it stops and goes the current flows
It's a binary force of mind

So why are all the wires drawing
Signals out of range when
The law of self induction says
I must resist the change

[Because you contain your own opposite, duh]

refrain 1
All I know is all I know
It comes in through my radio
And what does it say in my dossier?
And if they tell will I take it well?

Are you hearing language in the static on the phone
Signal to noise improves when you own
The messages [instr. and the messages]
And the messages are all one

So if your head can take
A minor audio tweak
You soon find your core information
Travelling peak to peak

So what's the frequency, Danny?
One hundred percent out of phase
Just flip your periodicity, man
Next time you enjoy the exchange

refrain 2
All I know is all I know
It comes in through my radio
So what does it say in your dossier?
Did it take a spell to make them tell?

bridge
W. Fandango -- oh, where is he
He once explained all this so passionately!

refrain 3
All I know is all I know
It comes in through my radio
And what do you say in your dossier?
And if they tell, can you take it well?

vamp
And if you say, will I run away?
And if you cry, can you tell me why?
And if you're broke, should you burn a smoke?




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