Sunday, December 14, 2008

I need rest

Sung to the (edited) tuned of Be Our, from Disney's Be@uty and the Be@st, the show Painted Maypole is currently rehearsing:

Painted Maypole:
I need rest! I need rest!
In my bed would be the best
Let me say that every day
my nerves are frayed, is this a test?
Do a show! Now rehearse!
Try to memorize this verse!
It's hard work for this tired Mama
(does that last line need a comma?)
I must sing! I must dance!
(Do I have any clean pants?)
How can I expect to clean and shop and rest?
The director shouts "Encore!"
so I go back for more
but I need rest
I need rest
I need rest!

You need rest! You need rest!
For your health, it is the best!
Take some time to go unwind
when you're not here, go get some rest!

Painted Maypole:
Are you nuts? I'm always here!
And my "to do" list's a thing to fear
Shopping, cooking, sending cards out
just the cleaning can make me pout

He'll lift you up, way up high
You'll kick your legs up in the sky
Now just smile! We want the audience impressed!

I have so much to do
is that one kick or two?
I need some rest
I need rest!
I need rest!

(dance break wherein Painted Maypole is lifted above some gentleman's head, and then does a complicated mug banging combination, bruising the dilly daylights out of her knuckles...)

Painted Maypole:
I need rest! I need rest!
Someone please hear my request
In these 4 months it's been 4 shows and oh
Am I obsessed?
Comedy, tragedy,
I do it all, as you can see
While my mood just keeps yo-yoing
One show closes, I keep going...
Stage by stage, cast by cast
And I ask "is this the last?"
And if I'm honest with myself I must confess
When it's all said and done
It's been a lot of fun
still I need rest!
I need rest!
I need rest
Please, I need REST!

(After ending with a big kick line finish - with an enormous plate strapped to her back, no less - Painted Maypole collapses to the ground and begins snoring)

This musical post has been sponsored by Monday Missions. This weeks Mission is to write a post in the style of a song (rewrite the lyrics to a familiar tune). Write you own little ditty and post a link in the widget below.

And be sure to join us next week, when our Mission will be to write a post in the style of a letter to Santa.

(as always, I'm tinkering with show names to try to be less google-able. thanks)


Mary G said...

That's a neat take on it! Really good!
I hope you make it through Christmas - and I also hope the show goes really well.
(I did mine last night as a break from writing the [censored] Christmas cards.

Jensen Flamly said...

Hope you get your rest-loved the rewrite as well as Mary G's. December is so busy. But I love it.

Beck said...

Hahah! Awesome. And I could use a day in bed, too.

Jennifer said...


Indigo Virgo said...

you're too clever.

I enjoyed this 95%, with 5% reserved because you really do need some rest. Hope you get it soon.

Kyla said...

So fun!

the dragonfly said...

I am so very impressed. The Little Mister and I watched Beauty and the Beast a few weeks ago and I had that song in my head for, of course, it will be back with a vengeance. *sigh* But still, I love it! :)

ewe are here said...

Brilliant! I love it.

Rima said...

Are you saying you need rest? ;)

Very cute!

another good thing said...

much too brilliant for me to compete with... have missed your posts- need to play catch up.

No Mother Earth said...

Now this was very funny and well done. (You know I had to sing it in my head, right?).

Rest is elusive.

carrie said...

I am *never* going to get that song out of my head. It is the sole reason I hid the Beauty and the Beast movie from our kids. :)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Brilliant and funny and.... so. true.


Furrow said...

You are ridiculously talented. Hey, have you ever seen a tv show called Slings and Arrows? It's Canadian, and it's about a Shakespearean acting troupe. It sort of reminds me of you, only because you're the only stage actor I sort of know.

Woman in a Window said...

You're just plain wacky. I can barely handle my meagre bits on my plate. Four productions! I only have one. ONE BIG PRODUCTION! oH, my life.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Brilliant!! I actually sang it too! ;-)