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HOW THE SEA RAGES INSIDE ME
in which Errol Flynn enumerates his wicked ways; among them: how he came to be accused of statutory rape.
Featuring Bryce Pinkham and the Company.

lyrics

Lyrics:

FLYNN:
Item: two alimony checks paid monthly to two thinly disguised succubae.
Item: Ever the more frequent black eyes doled out on the back lot.
Item: Questionable associations with the National Socialist German Worker’s Party --
Item: Three counts of statutory rape.

How the sea rages inside me
How the sea rages…  
How the sea rages inside me
How the sea rages…

Late night, ’43
Interior, Scene: My Mulholland study
Radio turned to hula drums
Ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom, ya-ya ya-yum

SIRENS:
Ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom, ya-ya ya-yum!

FLYNN:
Two plainclothes dicks
Close-up on Flynn
“Don’t mean to disturb you
But can we come in?”
Ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom, ya-ya ya-ya

SIRENS:
Ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom, ya-ya ya-ya!

FLYNN:
“Accusations from Juvie
Her name’s Peggy Satterlee.”

THE SIRENS:
Peggy Satterlee...

FLYNN:
“Cute piece with a smile
Got picked up for vagrancy.”

MEN:
Boom, ba-boom, ba-boom...

FLYNN:
“Might be nothing…
Might be something…”

FLYNN, INTERVIEWER, & SIRENS:
“She said she can describe you.
She said she got undressed.
She said you kept your shoes on.
But took off all the rest!”

SIRENS:
Woo!
A boom, boom-boom, boom-boom,

INTERVIEWER/MEN:
Darling, look out the porthole...

FLYNN:
How the sea rages inside me…

INTERVIEWER/MEN:
And see that glorious moon…

INTERVIEWER:
Mr. Flynn?

SIRENS:
Ya-ya, ya-ya

INTERVIEWER:
You’re under contract to answer my questions. This was the bargain you made with the studio.

FLYNN:
...No comment.

INTERVIEWER:
Then perhaps you’d comment on the recent indictment —

FLYNN:
How the sea rages inside me!
How the sea rages!
Gotta get, gotta get, gotta get outta here —
Maybe if I’m lucky,
I’ll go down hundred feet some day and not come up.

credits

from HAIL OBLIVION, released April 9, 2017
Performed by Flynn (Bryce Pinkham) and the Company.

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Johnstone/Gelb New York, New York

HAIL OBLIVION is the latest work by Gelb and Johnstone, whose music theater projects include Tully (In No Particular Order), last seen at NYMF, and the rock musical Sometimes in Prague, which was featured in American Theater Magazine as part of the Polyphone Festival, after previous development at the Tank, Joe's Pub, and the New Ohio Ice Factory. ... more

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