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(SO THEY SAID THAT THEY LOVED ONE ANOTHER. BUT THERE'S A STORM COMING, A STORM

THAT WILL BREAK HEARTS. THE STORM IS ANOTHER WOMAN AND SHE WILL RIP THEM APART

AND HEARTS WILL BE BROKEN, SOULS WILL SPLIT APART, PAIN WILL DRIP FROM THEIR LOVE

LIKE BLOOD FROM A BROKEN ANGEL. SUCH PAIN- SUCH PAIN- SUCH PAIN.)

(ARIEL HASN'T SEEN SAM FOR DAYS- SHE IS WORRIED- SHE WALKS BACK AND FORTH IN

FRONT OF THE WINDOW. SHE SEE'S THEM TOGETHER, BUT IT'S NOT WHAT SHE THINKS, OR IS

IT? SHE WATCHE'S WITH HER HEART BEATING FAST AND BLOOD PUMPING.)

(ONE OF THE SHADOWS CATCH UP WITH HIM. SHE STEPS OUT FROM A DAMP ALLEYWAY)

GIRL- “ Sam” (SHE SAYS)

SAM- “What are you doing here?”

GIRL- “They're coming for you Sam. They know you went against them. You really

think you could stay with a mortal? What were you thinking?”

SAM- “I know”

GIRL- “Didn't you think ? You've only got her til the end of the full moon. Then what?

She's human Sam.”

SAM- “ You don't understand . If only for a moment, a second, I could feel something

warm , have love in my life. To touch her is like heaven. Oh – I can feel her love for

me. I can't let her go, ( SHAKING HIS HEAD.) not now. I love her.”

GIRL- “ You are so selfish and cruel, You know they will kill her.”

SAM- “Can you help us? Please! I can't go back. Not now. Please Help.”

GIRL- “I'll try Sam but she cant know who or what I am. Ok.”

(ARIEL GOES TO CONFRONT THEM, SHE GOES DOWN WITH A HEAVY HEART.)

ARIEL- " Sam who is this." (SHE ASKS, LOOKING AT THE GIRL.)

(SAM HAS TO THINK QUICKLY TO PROTECT THE IDENTITY OF THE GIRL)

SAM- " I've been meaning to tell you."

ARIEL- "Tell me what Sam? What the hell is going on?” (LOOKING AT THEM BOTH.)

SAM- "This is my er er ex girlfriend, she's come to".

(LOOKING AT THE GIRL, ARIEL TURNS AND RUNS FROM THEM HOLDING HER HEART AND THE

TEARS BEGIN TO FILL HER EYE'S. SAM CALLS TO HER BUT SHE STILL RUN'S. SHE GETS HOME

AND CLOSES HER BEDROOM DOOR. SAM TRY'S TO FOLLOW BUT THE GIRL STOPS HIM AND

SAYS)

GIRL- “We have no time to waste. It'll be here soon, we must go.”

( ARIEL SITS ON HER BED, HER HEART SWELLING WITH PAIN AND WITH TEARS THAT FILL HER

EYES, HITTING HER PILLOW STARTS TO SING - THE FUTURE JUST AIN'T WHAT IT USE TO BEFROM

THE ALBUM- PANDORA'S BOX-)

ARIEL- I never knew so many bad times

Could follow me so mercilessly

It's almost surreal

All the pain that I feel

The future ain't what it use to be

( WITH HER HEAD SLIGHTLY DOWN.)

It doesn't matter what they're thinking

It doesn't matter what they're thinking of me

It's always so cold

I'm to young to be old

The future ain't what it use to be

(ARIEL LOOKS TOWARDS THE CEILING)

Were there ever any stars in the sky

Did the sun ever shine so bright?

Do you have any dreams I could borrow

Just to get me through the lonely nights?

Is there anything left to hold on to

When the rivers wash it all away

Is there anyone left to hold on to

Is there anything left I can say

(HOLDS HANDS TOWARDS CEILING.)

Say a prayer for the falling angel's

Stem the tide of the rising water

Toll a bell for the broken hearted

Burn a torch for your sons and daughter's

The endless night has got a hold of me

(ARIEL LOOKS DOWN AT FLOOR.)

Dark day's are pulling me forward

And all the tears are washing over me

I'm crying, lost forever

I'm in a future that ain't what it use to be

No more, no more, no more, no more

(ARIEL WALKS TOWARDS THE WINDOW AND LOOKS OUT)

It's like a storm that's never ending

It's like a shadow on the land and the sea

There's nothing so sad as

A tomorrow gone bad

The future ain't what it use to be

(ARIEL TURNS AND SITS ON HER BED.)

Some days I feel so numb and empty

And those would be the good days for me

Nothing gets to me now

Unless I'm thinking of how

The future ain't what it use to be

(ARIEL GRABS HOLD OF HER PILLOW, HOLDS IT AGAINST HER CHEST.)

Is there anything left to hold on to

When the rivers washing it all away

Is there anyone left to hold on to

Is there anything left I can say

(PUTS THE PILLOW DOWN AS SHE LOOKS OUT OF THE WINDOW, TOUCHES THE GLASS AND

WITH FINGERS RUNS THEM DOWN.)

Say a prayer for the falling angels

Stem the tide of the rising waters

Toll a bell for the broken hearted

Burn a torch for your son's and daughter's

The endless night has got a hold on me

Dark days are pulling me forward

And all the tears are washing over me

I'm crying, lost forever

In a future that ain't what it use to be

No more, no more, no more

The future just ain't what is use to be

It's never gonna be what it was

The future just ain't what it use to be

I wish it wouldn't come but it does

I wish it wouldn't come but it always does.

(AFTER A LITTLE WHILE SHE THINKS TO HERSELF - “I'LL HURT HIM.” SHE GETS UP WIPES HER -

FACE - GOES TO HER DRAW AND PULLS OUT A LITTLE BOOK. SHE STARTS TO SING- little red

book- FROM THE ALBUM- PANDORA'S BOX.)

ARIEL- Well I just got out my little red book

The minute that you said goodbye

I thumbed right through my little red book

I wasn't going to sit and cry

Then I went from A to Z

(STAGE LIGHTS FADE TO DARK--- THE SCENE CHANGES--AND SHE'S AT THE NIGHT CLUB WITH

ALL THE BOYS)

I took out every pretty boy in town

They danced with me.

And as I held them

(ARIEL DOESN'T KNOW THAT SAM IS WATCHING HER FROM OUTSIDE, SHE DOESN'T KNOW HE

STILL LOVES HER. HIS HEART, HIS HEART, HIS HEART, THE SORROW, THE PAIN AS HE WATCHES

HER. NEEDING HER, WAN'TING HER.)

All I did was talk about you

I say your name and I'lI start to cry

There's just no getting over you- oh no

There ain't no boy in my little red book

Who could ever replace your charms

(ONE OF THOSE SECONDHAND CHARMS)

And each boy in my little red book

Knows your the one I'm thinking of

( SHE LOOKS AROUND THE ROOM.)

Oh won't you please come back

Without your precious love I can't go on

Where can love be

I need you so much.

All I did was talk and talk about you

I say your name and I start to cry

There's just no getting over you -oh no

Oh won't you please come back

Without your precious love I can't go on

It's haunting me

I need you so much

All I did was talk and talk about you

I say your name and I, I start to cry

There's just no getting over you---Oh no

(SAM LOOKS AT HER THROUGH THE CLUB WINDOWS WITH A HEAVY HEART. HE KNOWS THAT

HE MUST PROTECT HER , EVEN THOUGH IT HURTS HIM LIKE FIRE THAT BURNS HIS SOUL”) (HE

STARTS TO SING – FOR CRYING OUT LOUD- FROM THE ALBUM – BAT OUT OF HELL.)

SAM- I was lost till you were found

But I never know how far down

I was falling

Before I reached the bottom

I was cold and you were fire

And I never knew how the pyre

Could be burning

On the edge of the ice field

And now the chilly California wind

Is blowing down our bodies again

And we're sinking deeper and deeper in the chilly California sand

( SAM PLACES HIS HAND OVER HIS HEART.)

Oh I know you belong inside my aching heart

And can't you see my faded levies bursting apart

And don't you hear me crying

"Oh baby don't go".

And don't you hear me screaming

" How was I to know?”

( SAM LOOKS UP.)

I'm in the middle of nowhere

Near the end of the line

But there's a border to somewhere waiting

And there's a tankful of time

Oh give me another moment to see the light of the day

And take me to another land where I don't have to stay

And I'm gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do

And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes

Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through

(SAM BANGS ON THE WINDOW, TURNS WITH BACK AGAINST THE WINDOW -SHE DOESN'T HEAR

HIM, THE MUSIC IS TO LOUD.)

For crying out loud

You know I love you

For crying out loud

You know I love you

For crying out loud

You know I love you

( SAM STEPS BACK FROM THE WINDOW, LOOKING AT HER.)

I was damned and you were saved

And I never knew how enslaved

I was kneeling

In the chains of my master

I could laugh but you could cry

And I never knew just how high

I was flying

Ah, with you right above me

And how the chilly California wind

Is blowing down our body's again

And we're sinking deeper and deeper in the chilly California sand

Oh I know you belong inside my aching heart

And can't you see my faded Levis bursting apart

(HE GRABS HIS CHEST AND WITH THE OTHER HAND MAKES A FIST.)

And don't you hear me crying

"Oh babe don't go"

And don't you hear me screaming

"How was I to know?"

I'm in the middle of nowhere

Near the end of the line

But there's a border to somewhere waiting

And there's a tankful of time

Oh give me just another moment to see the light of the day

And take me to another land where I don't have to stay

And I'm gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do

And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes

Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through

(SAM TURNS TO LOOK AT ARIEL THROUGH THE WINDOW, SHE IS DANCING WITH A BOY)

For crying out loud

You know I love you

For crying out loud

You know I love you

For crying out loud

You know I love you

For taking in the rain when I'm feeling so dry

For giving me the answers when I'm asking you why

My oh my

For that I thank you

For taking in the sun when I'm feeling so cold

For giving me a child when my body is old

And don't you know

For that I need you

For coming to my room when you know I'm alone

For finding me a highway and for driving me home

You got to know

For that I serve you

For pulling me away when I'm starting to fall

For revving me when I'm starting to stall

And all in all

For that I want you

For taking and for giving and for playing the game

For praying for my future in the days that remain

Oh lord

For that I hold you

( HE LOOKS AT HER, WANTING HER.)

Ah, but most of all

For crying out loud

For that I love you

Ah, but most of all

For crying out loud

For' that I love you

Ah, but most of all

For crying out loud

For that I love you

When your crying out loud

You know I love you

( SAM LOOKS UP.)

 

I'm in the middle of nowhere

Near the end of the line

But there's a border to somewhere waiting

And there's a tankful of time

Oh give me another moment to see the light of the day

And take me to another land where I don't have to stay

And I'm gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do

And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes

Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through

(SAM BANGS ON THE WINDOW, TURNS WITH BACK AGAINST THE WINDOW -SHE DOESN'T HEAR

HIM, THE MUSIC IS TO LOUD.)

For crying out loud

You know I love you

For crying out loud

You know I love you

For crying out loud

You know I love you

( SAM STEPS BACK FROM THE WINDOW, LOOKING AT HER.)

I was damned and you were saved

And I never knew how enslaved

I was kneeling

In the chains of my master

I could laugh but you could cry

And I never knew just how high

I was flying

Ah, with you right above me

And how the chilly California wind

Is blowing down our body's again

And we're sinking deeper and deeper in the chilly California sand

Oh I know you belong inside my aching heart

And can't you see my faded Levis bursting apart

(HE GRABS HIS CHEST AND WITH THE OTHER HAND MAKES A FIST.)

And don't you hear me crying

"Oh babe don't go"

And don't you hear me screaming

"How was I to know?"

I'm in the middle of nowhere

Near the end of the line

But there's a border to somewhere waiting

And there's a tankful of time

Oh give me just another moment to see the light of the day

And take me to another land where I don't have to stay

And I'm gonna need somebody to make me feel like you do

And I will receive somebody with open arms, open eyes

Open up the sky and let the planet that I love shine through

(SAM TURNS TO LOOK AT ARIEL THROUGH THE WINDOW, SHE IS DANCING WITH A BOY)

For crying out loud

You know I love you

For crying out loud

You know I love you

For crying out loud

You know I love you

For taking in the rain when I'm feeling so dry

For giving me the answers when I'm asking you why

My oh my

For that I thank you

For taking in the sun when I'm feeling so cold

For giving me a child when my body is old

And don't you know

For that I need you

For coming to my room when you know I'm alone

For finding me a highway and for driving me home

You got to know

For that I serve you

For pulling me away when I'm starting to fall

For revving me when I'm starting to stall

And all in all

For that I want you

For taking and for giving and for playing the game

For praying for my future in the days that remain

Oh lord

For that I hold you

( HE LOOKS AT HER, WANTING HER.)

Ah, but most of all

For crying out loud

For that I love you

Ah, but most of all

For crying out loud

For' that I love you

Ah, but most of all

For crying out loud

For that I love you

When your crying out loud

You know I love you

( SAM LOOKS DOWN AT THE GROUND THEN AT HER.)

(ARIEL HAS NO IDEA ABOUT HIS FEELINGS. SHE HAS NO IDEA OF WHAT HE'S ABOUT TO DO.

ARIEL LEAVES WITH A BOY, AS SHE LEAVES SAM STEPS BACK INTO THE NIGHT. HIS TEARS RUN

LIKE WARM BLOOD DOWN HIS FACE, HE HAS SUCH PAIN RUNNING THROUGH HIM AS HE

WATCHES TIL HE CANT SEE HER ANY MORE. (HOLDING HIS CHEST.)

( THE NIGHT ENGULFS HIM AND TRIES TO COVER HIM, HIDE HIM , PROTECT HIM, BUT HIS

STOMACH TWIST'S LIKE A KNIFE PIERCING HIS LOVE FOR HER, HIS SOUL POUNDING WITH

SADNESS, HIS HEART BLEEDS WITH PAIN BUT THERE IS NOTHING HE CAN DO. HE MUST

PROTECT HER OR THEY WILL TAKE HER SOUL TOO. FOR ONE MOMENT HE COULD LOVE, WITH

HIS FINGERS HE COULD TOUCH. HE COULD FEEL THE WARMTH OF HER BODY AND THE TOUCH

OF HER KISS. BUT............

 

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