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  1. Screenplaying

From the recording A Sweeter Song

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Lyrics

I'm writing a screenplay based
On my autobiography
In which I play the leading role
In a movie about me
Hero or villain
Tragedy or comedy
Haven't finished the ending
You'll just have to wait and see

It’s a classic whodunit
It's a timeless mystery
Nihilistic chick flick
Futuristic history
I'm not really an actor
Though I play one on TV
I suggest you read the book
So much better than the movie

Chorus
Screenplaying
It isn’t real it’s only
Screenplaying
It's no big deal it’s only
Screenplaying
The big reveal it’s only
Screenplaying
Just one more reel

I've optioned the screenplay
I sold the movie rights
I'm working on a sequel
I want my name in lights
I’d like to get a star
In front of Grauman's Chinese
The real money’s in merchandising
I’m a legend overseas

You won’t see me on Netflix
Or on Amazon Prime
I never use a prompter
'Cause I don't forget a line
But I might slip out of character
It happens all the time
Yeah I do all my own stunts
And the sex scenes are all mine

Chorus

My lovely leading lady
Plays her role and I’m outclassed
And everyone’s an extra
You’re all members of the cast
Has anyone else noticed
The second act is passed
This plot is truly twisted
There’s a climax coming fast

The great American novel
How it ends I don't know
May be science fiction
I once saw a UFO
Far more likely
Psychological thriller
Maybe you're the victim
Maybe I'm he killer

Chorus

And you're all in it
'Cause I call each of you friend
But this gig is too soon over
My curtain call the end
Working with you was great
And the footlights fade too fast
But a rumor that I've heard
Says the cast party is a blast

I'm writing a screenplay based
On my autobiography
In which I play the leading role
In a movie about me
Hero or villain
Tragedy or comedy
Still working on the ending
You'll have to wait and see

Chorus