DUNLUCE: The Story of Anthony and Cleopatra


Dunluce:
The Story of Anthony and Cleopatra

  
A Musical by Patricia Sohn
Script and Songs below
First copyright © 2015; Copyright © 2019
All Rights Reserved.

For more information, contact the author.  Song recordings linked to the play are for demonstration purposes only; they are rough cuts, live, single track.  Recordings are Patricia Sohn on electric piano and vocals; a few contain minor performance errors.


Synopsis:  Anthony and Cleopatra go to college at Dunluce University in Northern Ireland, where a university and town have been built within and around the renovated ancient castle.  They have not seen one another in 2000 years; their reunion is one of joy, as well as tensions and jealousies.  Their youthful exuberance is thwarted rather pointlessly.  Do their ties go back even further?  Could they be David and Sheba?


Cleopatra   is about 25 years old.  It is the 1990s.  She is a very serious student but also has a joi de vivre. 
Anthony  Anthony is also about 25 years old.  He is tall.  He has very blonde hair, which he bleaches to almost white, and blue eyes.  He loves to dance.  He is an exceptional musician.  Antony and Aramis compete with one another over most things, including Cleopatra.
Persius  Persius is slightly portly, although only slightly.  He has curly black hair and a roundish face.  He is pure goodness.  He loves to laugh.
Lucius  Lucius is tall and lanky.  He has blonde hair and pale skin.  He has blue eyes.  He is very sweet and honest and straightforward.  He is a bit of a rabble rouser when it comes to late night parties. 
Aramis  Aramis as big, brown eyes.  He is very sweet, but also on the serious side.  He is a former lover of Cleopatra and he feels jilted by her returning to Anthony.  Aramis is also a wonderful musician.  He and Antony love to play music together in nylon recordings as well as on instruments.  Aramis and Antony compete with one another over most things, including Cleopatra.
Oeshir  Oeshir was, in the very distant past, Cleopatra’s father.  They are the same age in this life.  He is very tall, very pale, and has piercing blue eyes even more so than anyone else in the group.  His eyes are hard to look at.  He is very beautiful and very kind. 
Paris  Paris has dark hair and round eyes.  He is tall.  He is very gallant and sweet.
Tamar  Tamar looks a little bit Central Asian.  She has perfect light brown skin and beautiful, black hair. 
Raul  Raul is the dorm manager.  He has dark hair and pretends to be stern.  He is actually very kind.
Riad  Riad runs security at the entrance to the dorms.  There are often spontaneous parties of coffee and tea around his station, where the group hangs out.
Chorus (For song and dance; all ethnic groups and vocal ranges)



Songs
1.    Three Days and Three Nights, Baby
2.    Here With Me
3.    Wiser/Sunday Afternoon
4.    If Wishes Were Dreams
5.    Dancing Hallelujah
6.    Smile
7.    The Lillies
8.    Listen to You
9.    I Hope It’s True
10. Living in the Renaissance
11. Hide Away
12. Sing Me A Love Song, Baby
13. Dummuzi’s Shadow
14. Sand Castle



The scene opens as Cleopatra is riding the bus from the Dublin airport to Dunluce Castle.  Dunluce Castle has recently been renovated into a university on the cliffs overhanging the sea.  It is a small university with approximately 10,000 students.  Many commute from town for classes.  Some live on campus or in the surrounding town.  Dunluce University has a small set of new dorms in which about 1000 students live.  The dorms are made up of three buildings, which are interconnected with large tunnels of stairs.  The dorms are modeled on the castle in architectural form and design.  They have windows in all directions with stunning views on all sides.  A small town has grown around Dunluce Castle, so the whole area is now called, simply, Dunluce.


Cleopatra:  [Looks out the window as the bus moves along.  She is sitting alone.  The bus comes to a stop.  A gaggle of students get on in military uniform.  They are coming home from their regular monthly national service duties.  Cleopatra watches as they get on the bus.]

Anthony:  [Gets on the bus, looks around, sees Cleopatra, and comes to her seat.  He asks if he can sit next to her]  Is anyone in this seat?

Cleopatra:  No.

Anthony:  Can I sit here?

Cleopatra:   [Moving her bag out of the way, nodding]  Of course….

Anthony:  [Looks back at his friends with a smile]

Paris:  [Gives him a frown]

Aramis:  [Takes one look, lifts his head a bit, and looks away.  He goes to sit on the other side of the bus.]

Paris:  [Sits across the aisle from Anthony, watching to make sure Anthony behaves himself]

Anthony:  [To Cleopatra]  Are you going to Dunluce?

Cleopatra:  [It is the bus to Dunluce]  Yes.

Anthony:  Are you studying there?  Or working?  Or just visiting?

Cleopatra:  I’m going to study.  I’m staying in the dorms.  Do you live there?  Are you a student?

Anthony:  [Pauses, considering]  Yes.  I live in the dorms.

Cleopatra:  [Smiles]  Oh, great!  Can you show me how to get there from the bus station?

Anthony:  Of course!



[Anthony and Cleopatra talk for a while, and his friends chime into the conversation as well.  The bus moves on for 20 minutes or so.  On the bus, amidst much activity, they sing:”

[Three days and three nights is the traditional wedding festival in Anthony and Cleopatra’s former time in the Ancient world.  Anthony and Cleopatra, in singing, are implying that they want to marry.]



“Three Days and Three Nights, Baby”

Anthony:  There once was a Sunday afternoon
When I lay in bed thinking of you
There once was a Saturday afternoon stroll
When I nearly lost all control

Anthony:  And I need you
Like I’m trying to get enough air
Cleopatra:  And I need you
Like I really just don’t care

Anthony:  You’re always sending me your dreams
And you’re always lying right there beside me
Cleopatra:  And I’m always lying there alone
I’d really like to know when you’re coming home

Anthony:  Cause I need you
Like the Sunshine needs its Rays
Cleopatra:  And I need you
Like a vaguely purple haze

[Everybody in the bus gets up and begins dancing around the stage in a daisy-like fashion, hands above the air]

Persius:  [teasing]  You’ve been taking me in
Cleopatra:  And I’ve been taking them out
Persius:  You’ve been making me dream
Cleopatra:  And you’ve been making me shout

Anthony:  You’ve been taking me in
Cleopatra:  I’d like to rise up next to you
Persius:  [interrupting Anthony to be more appropriate]  And I’ve been making them shout
Cleopatra:  You knew exactly what you could do
Persius:  You’ve been making me dream
Cleopatra:  I’ve dreamed a thousand times before
Anthony:  And you’ve been making me shout
Cleopatra:  I’m running right for the door

Lucius:  [chaste, just for the sake of song]  You’ve been making me dream
Cleopatra:  [same]  I’ve dreamed a thousand times with you
Anthony:  And you’ve been making me shout
Cleopatra:  Just hold me, Baby, see what we can do
Paris:  You’ve been making me smile
Cleopatra:  Your smile is everything I need
Aramis:  And you’ve been making me pout
Cleopatra:  Baby, come here right next to me

Persius:  You’ve been taking me in
Cleopatra:  You know exactly how I’m yours
Aramis:  And you’ve been taking them out!
Cleopatra:  I can’t remember what we’re fighting for
Paris:  [chaste, just for the sake of song]  You’ve been making me dream
Cleopatra:  [same]  I know exactly what we’ll do
Anthony:  And you’ve been making me shout
Cleopatra:  Three days and three nights, Baby

Persius:  I’ve been making you dream
Cleopatra:  I know exactly why you’re mine
Anthony:  And I’ve been making you pout
Cleopatra:  You know exactly what our time is for
Persius:  I’ve been making you scream
Cleopatra:  I know why your eyes are blue
Anthony:  And I’ve been making you shout
Cleopatra:  I’m only happy when I’m next to you

Anthony:  I’ve been counting the days!
Cleopatra:  You know exactly why you’re mine
Persius:  I’ve been counting the years!
Cleopatra:  I know exactly what our time is for
Anthony:  And I’ve been dreaming of you!
Cleopatra:  I know exactly what we’ll do

Anthony and Cleopatra:  Three days and three nights, Baby
Anthony and Cleopatra:  Three days and three nights, Baby
Whole bus:  Three days and three nights, Baby



[The bus begins to slow as they approach Dunluce.]



Cleopatra:  [apologetically]  Do you think you could help me find the dorms?

Anthony:  [Smiles]  Of course.  It’s easy.  Do you have a lot of luggage?  I can help you carry it if you want.  [He calls out to his friends who have just gotten on the bus]  Hey, can you help me carry Cleopatra’s bags to the dorms?

Lucius:  [To Anthony]  Why don’t you leave her alone?  She doesn’t deserve this.

Cleopatra:  [Looks at him, trying to place his meaning]

Persius:  Well, I can always help a lovely lady in distress!

Cleopatra:  [Smiles]  Well, thank you very much, Kind Sir!

Persius:  [To Lucius]  Come on, Dude.  Can you help out?

Lucius:  [emphatically, simply]  No.

Aramis:  [The air in the bus is all cheer and jovial fun.  Aramis is uniformly sullen.  Lucius is happy, but he is mad at Anthony.  He does not feel that Anthony should start up with Cleopatra.] 

Lucius:  You leave me the hell out of this.  I am not going to do this to her.  You guys are pieces of shit.  I am not part of this.

Anthony:  [To Aramis]  Aramis?

Aramis:  [Nodding, quieter than the others]  Sure.  I can help out.

Cleopatra:  [Smiles and nods to all of them]  Thank you!



[The bus reaches Dunluce Castle.  They pile out together]



Anthony:  Where are your bags?

Cleopatra:  In the under-compartment.  I’ll have to wait for them.  [They stand and wait; Anthony’s friends wait around behind them]

Anthony:  [To his friends]  Help out….?  [They all move forward]

Cleopatra:  Here they are….  [She pulls out a few bags]

Anthony:  [Grabs one]

Cleopatra:  [Grabs another]

Persius:  [Grabs a third, smaller bag]

Anthony:  [To Cleopatra:]  Why did you take the big bag?  Persius can get that one….

Cleopatra:  [Struggling to get the bag up the stairs, but she does succeed….]  It’s ok.  I lift weights.

Persius:  [Breaks out in hysterics. To the guys]  She lifts weights!

Lucius:  [Bends over and holds on to the stair rail to keep from falling, he is laughing so hard]  A woman who lifts weights.  What is Anthony gonna do?  I don’t think he’s gonna make it home!

Anthony:  [Turns beet red]  Be quiet!

Aramis:  [Now getting a little bit jovial himself]  Didn’t you say you always dreamed of having a woman who lifts weights?

Anthony:  [scowls at Aramis]

Cleopatra:  [Now she is blushing]  It just helps me pick things up!  It means I can carry things I couldn’t otherwise….  [She trails off, lamely]

Persius:  Yeah, like Anthony!

Cleopatra:  [Looks at Anthony apologetically]  Sorry.  I didn’t know what I was starting.  [They are now at the top of the stairs]

Anthony:  [Still blushing]  It’s ok.  We’re almost to the bus.

Cleopatra:  [In dismay]  We have to take another bus?

Persius:  You didn’t think the dorms were right at the bus station, did you?

Cleopatra:  Well, I had hoped….

Lucius:  Don’t worry.  It’s not far.  Just another hour.

Cleopatra:  Another hour??

Aramis:  [Laughs to himself]

Anthony:  No.  It’s a city bus.  It’s about 15 minutes.  Dunluce is not that big a town.

Cleopatra:  [Sighs in relief, taking her huge bag and lifting it up the stairs of the city bus]  This is the right bus, right?  [They all begin to load up]

Persius:  Yeah, this is the right bus.  Man, Anthony has met his match.



[They arrive to the dorms and enter with Cleopatra’s bags.  Anthony helps her check in and helps her get her bags to her dorm room.  They disappear into her dorm room.  His friends wait outside for a while for his return.  Two hours elapse. ]

[Persius is the first to give up and go get something to eat.  He returns] 



Persius:  Are they still in there?

Lucius:  Yeah.  Think we should go out?

Aramis:  Definitely!  I am not his keeper.  He doesn’t need me looking after him.  If he’s gonna get in trouble, let him do it all on his own!

Persius:  Now, that’s not nice.

Paris:  Yeah, let’s get out of here, guys.  This is silly.

Persius:  He could be in trouble in there.  He may need a transfusion.

Lucius:  No, that’ll come later.  It’s only been a few hours.  No transfusions yet.

Paris:  [Looking at the ground, laughing, a little wry]  Yeah, that’ll come later alright.  I’ll give him a transfusion!

Aramis  [sullen]

Persius:  Now, now.  Be nice.  He hasn’t seen her in a long, long time. 



[They all walk out of the dorms to go into town]

[In Cleopatra’s dorm room, Anthony and Cleopatra are putting her bags aside and getting some tea prepared after her long trip, and his own trip as well]



“Here With Me”

Anthony:  It’s been a long time
Take a chair
It’s been a long time
Running

Cleopatra:  It’s been a long time
Have a sip
It’s been a long time
Coming

Anthony:  I always knew that you’d be coming
I always knew that you’d be here
I’d look out the window at the ocean
And always know that you were near

Anthony:  I can’t believe I get to see you
And maybe hold you in my arms
Cleopatra:  [Embracing]  I can’t believe I get to be here
And you’re right here in my arms

Anthony:  Take a look out at the ocean
Tell me what you see
Cleopatra:  I always dreamed that I would see you
Next to me

Cleopatra:  I’m always looking at the Sunshine
And knowing that you’re there, somewhere
In every little ray of Sunlight
I can feel you stare
Anthony:  And I can feel your dreams
Cleopatra:  And I can feel you’re there

Anthony:  Let’s take a walk around the village
Tell me what you want to do
Cause I could stay with you forever
Just here with you

Cleopatra:  Let’s walk around this place together
I want to be with you forever
Let’s take a walk next to the ocean
We’ve got time

Anthony:  There’s this little place in the village
That I want you to see
And there’s this little chapel
I want to take you with me

Cleopatra:  Take me alone down the highway
Tell me you’re still going my way
Anthony:  Tell me I’m still in your dreams
Tell me you still believe in me

Cleopatra:  Let’s take a trip along the ocean
Let’s take a trip out on the sea
Anthony:  Just tell me that you will have me
That you’ll be here with me

Cleopatra:  That I’ll be here with you
Anthony:  That you’ll be here with me
Cleopatra:  That I’ll be here with you
Anthony:  That you’ll be here with me
Cleopatra:  I’ll be here with you
Anthony:  You’ll be here with me
Cleopatra:  I’ll be here with you
Anthony:  You’ll be here with me



[Persius and Lucius come by and knock on Cleopatra’s dorm room door in the evening.  There is no answer.  They shrug and go back to their own rooms]



[The next day, the guys are heading out to town for some gallivanting.  They pass by Cleopatra’s dorm room door.  Not a sound.  Their eyes get big, and they look at one another.  They just keep walking]

[The guys are downtown.  It has now been three days]



Paris:  Do you think we should intervene?

Oeshir:  [is silent; shakes his head, smiling]

Persius:  I think we should call an ambulance.

Aramis:  [He is trying not to laugh, trying to maintain his grumpy and disapproving demeanor.  But he is having a hard time doing it]  I think it may be time for that transfusion now.

Lucius:  Oh, he’s fine.  He’s having the time of his life.  It’s her I’m worried about.

Paris:  Yes, but there is the question of the transfusion.

Persius:  Look, I told you three days ago he needed one.  I’m not sure it’s not too late.  He may just be a gonner.



[Persius and Lucius titter in giggles.  Aramis tries to look disapproving, and Paris tries to look grumpy, but ultimately none of them can stop laughing]



Oeshir:  [He is quiet and jovial, but he has an air of an older man, although they are all the same age]  Should we call him?

Lucius:  Hard to know if we should intervene....

Persius:  Or send an ambulance….

Aramis:  [grumbling]  Or a posse….

Oeshir:  I’m sure they’re fine.  They haven’t seen one another in a long time.  Let them alone.  They deserve one another.  They are very much in love.

Persius:  Yeah, we can all see that.

Oeshir:  [Looks at Paris disapprovingly]  I’m sorry you feel that way.  You should be happy for your friend.  He has been without his lover for many, many years.  You should be happy that he has finally found her.  [He is quiet but admonishing]



[Persius looks apologetic.  Aramis nods and says his goodbyes.  He walks out on his own.  He walks to the town square.  He kicks his heels.  He  looks at the sky and the trees and other things that seem to last forever without changing.  The music reflects his mood: at first dark, then thoughtful and apologetic, then miserable.]


“Wiser/Sunday Afternoon”

Verse
Aramis:  I was wiser than you every day
I was wiser than you in every way
Now, I’m wiser than you alone

Aramis:  I was wiser than you in my dreams
I was wiser than you lying next to me
Now, I’m wiser than you alone

Chorus
Aramis:  And if you could take my heart and shred it
If you could take my heart and spread it
You can take my heart, just don’t leave me alone

Verse
Aramis:  I was dangling for you, pretty things
I was pulling on your heart strings
Now, I’m pulling for you alone

Aramis:  I’m up here on a tight rope, Baby
Spinning ‘round like a circus clown
Hoping that you’ll see me again

Chorus
Aramis:  Now, if you could take just one of those memories
That you don’t like to think about
And you could hold me in your arms just for a while

Aramis:  I could dream another Sunday
On a Sunday afternoon
When you would look at me again with just a smile

Aramis:  Now, if you could take another Sunday
On a Sunday afternoon
And you could dream of me again for just a while

Aramis:  I could raise a thousand armies
Just to stand them down in Peace
And, maybe then you’d give me your smile

Verse
Aramis:  I’m up here on a tight rope, Baby
Spinning ‘round like a circus clown
Hoping that you’ll see me again



[Aramis looks up, decisively, as though he has come to a grand conclusion.  He will go see her.  He walks, purposefully, back to the school]

[Meanwhile, Raul knocks at Cleopatra’s door.  He doesn’t hear anything, so he uses his key and enters.  Anthony and Cleopatra are sound asleep.  Raul makes a few “ahems” to try to wake Cleopatra up.  Finally, he says:] 



Raul:  [softly, then matter-of-factly]   Cleopatra…  Cleopatra…

Cleopatra:  [Wakes slightly, looks at him hazily, eyes not quite seeing clearly yet]  Yes….

Raul:  It’s Raul, sweetheart.  I’m the dorm manager.  I have to talk to you, sweetheart.

Cleopatra:  I’m sorry…  It’s a little messy…  I haven’t unpacked yet….

Raul:  [Can’t help but smile.  He is trying not to laugh, and he is trying not to look at them.  Nevertheless, he directs herself to Cleopatra.  He says with surprising gentleness]  Cleopatra, sweetheart.  I know that you and Anthony are in love.  But you have a suite mate here, who you haven’t met yet.  And she needs to get back into her room.  We need the room back, sweetie.

Cleopatra:  I’m sorry!...  I didn’t mean to impose….

Raul:  [Laughs]  I’m sure you didn’t, sweetheart.  We know you haven’t seen one another in a long time.  It’s ok.  But Anthony needs to go back to his own room, now, ok, Anthony?  Ok, Cleopatra?  [They nod.]

Tamar:  [Enters]

Raul:  Cleopatra, this is your roommate, Tamar.  Anthony, I think you two already know one another.

Anthony:  [Who has slowly woken during this conversation]  Yeah, hey, Tamar.  How you doing?

Tamar:  [Laughs]  Hey, Anthony.  You gonna be in class tomorrow?  Everybody missed you yesterday.  The prof had to lecture the whole time, cause you weren’t there to crack your jokes.  It was terrible!

Cleopatra:  I’m so sorry, Raul.  We really didn’t mean to – I didn’t mean to cause a fuss.  It won’t happen again.

Raul:  [Raises his eyebrows]  Really?

Cleopatra:  [Looks at Anthony]  Really.  We’ll figure something out.

Anthony:  [Smiles]  Yeah.  Can I have an appointment with you, Raul?  Maybe Cleopatra can move to my room.  I’m sure the guys won’t mind….

Raul:  [Thinking]  Well, that’s certainly better than you being in the girls’ room.  We’ll see.  I’ll think about it.  You are both older….

[Anthony and Cleopatra both look relieved]

Raul:  See me tomorrow.  Can you come at 1:00 p.m.?

Anthony:  Sure.  [Making himself more formal]   Yes.  Absolutely.  1:00 p.m. sharp.

Raul:  Meanwhile, Tamar needs her room back, ok?

Anthony:  Sure.  Can you give me ten minutes?

Raul:  Absolutely.

[Raul leaves with Tamar]





Act II.

Aramis:  [Arrives to Cleopatra’s dorm room and knocks.  She answers.  Anthony has gone, and she has had time to tidy the room.  She is cheerful.]

Cleopatra:  Hi, Aramis!  Come on in.  How are you?  

Aramis:  I’m good, sweetheart, how are you?

Cleopatra:  [Looks at him, wary.  Why is he calling her sweetheart?  Raul can do it, but not an ex-.  Aramis definitely qualifies as an ex-.]  Are you ok?

Aramis:  I’m fine.  I have to talk to you.

Cleopatra:  [Looks concerned]  Aramis…  Anthony and I…

Aramis:  I know.  Everyone knows you’re together now.  Everyone.  Believe me.

Cleopatra:  [Chuckles, then looks at him, concerned.  She feels they have cleared the air and can start afresh as friends now.]  What is it Aramis?  Are you ok?

Aramis:  [sincerely]  I’m not ok, sweetheart.  I’m not ok.  I miss you.  I can’t be without you here.  I can’t live without you.  Please don’t go back to him.

Cleopatra:  [Crest-fallen.  Whispering]  I’m already with him, Aramis.  I’m already with him.  ….And I’m happy.

Aramis:  [His heart sinks.  The music beings.  He is holding himself up, holding a chair, or the wall, or one then the other.  He decides just to come out with it.  He begins:]



If Wishes Were Dreams

Aramis:  Every time you come to me, you lie
Every time you come to me, you try
Pass me off slowly, pass me off quickly
Pass me off, you need another alibi

I see your hair shining in the sun
I see you smiling at everyone
I never got to say, “Goodbye”
I never got to tell you why

And now you’re here, and I'm alone
I can hear you on the phone
But I can’t choose an alibi
And I cannot hear you lie and say you never knew me

If wishes were dreams
You would know me
It’s not what it seems
You ought-ta know me
If wishes were dreams
I’d have you here
Just don’t bring me cheer
I can’t take it

If wishes were dreams
Say you know me
It’s not what it seems
Say you know me
If wishes were dreams
I’d have you here
If wishes were dreams

I hear you’re hiding from the Sun
I hear you’re hiding from everyone
I hear, you sound like me
I hear you, I hear you

If wishes were dreams
I’d have you here
If wishes were dreams
I’d have you here



Cleopatra:  [She is sitting in a chair, stricken, tears running down her face.  She is crushed.  She had felt that this would be a clean beginning, a fresh start, with no complications.  Just a clean slate.  Now, that suddenly appears to be a distant hope.  She doesn’t say anything]

Aramis:  [Looks at her, hopeful for a few moments.  Upon getting no response, his face falls.  They are in completely difference spaces, although they are sitting in the same room.]  I love you, sweetheart.  I have always loved you.  Please come back to me.

Cleopatra:  [Looks at him, sadly]

Aramis:  [Confidently, as though time will solve the distance between them]  We’ll talk about this later.  [He leaves]



[A few moments pass....]



Anthony:  [Enters Cleopatra’s room]  Hey….  [He gives her a big kiss]

Cleopatra:  Hey.  [Kisses him back, they are very happy;  then]  Anthony.  Aramis is still in love with me.  He came just now to tell me.  He’s really sad.  I mean, really, really sad.  What should we do? 

Anthony:  I was afraid of that.  He’s never honest with himself.

Cleopatra:  He was certainly honest just now.

Anthony:  I know.  I know.  But he should have told me before.  I could have let him sit by you on the bus.  But he just wouldn’t say.

Cleopatra:  Well, I love you.

Anthony:  You love him, too, sweetheart.  Don’t do that to yourself.

Cleopatra:  [Nodding]  I know….

Anthony:  I know, sweetheart.  Listen, Raul wants us to move out.  He wants us to get an apartment.  It’s too complicated for us to be in the dorms together.  There are some parents who would freak if they knew a guy was in one of the girls’ suites; and vice versa.  You know what they’d say if you were down in the suite with us guys?

Cleopatra:  What?

Anthony:  You don’t want to know.  Listen, can we talk about it?  I think we should get an apartment with Persius.  He’s a sweetheart.  Plus, he’s really funny.  And he’s already got a girlfriend, so there would be no jealousy or funny business.  With one roommate, it’s almost the same price as the dorms.

Cleopatra:  That’s ok with me. If you think it’s Ok.  He seems nice enough.

Anthony:  [changing the subject]  Hey, you want to go dancing tonight?  There’s a really fun place I want to show you....



“Dancing Hallelujah”

Anthony:  I spent a year out on the islands
I spent a year without a dream
I spent a lifetime looking at ‘cha
Not the wisest thing

Anthony:  I can remember dancing, Hallelujah
I can remember the way your eyes lit up
And strangest thing, Baby
You’re wearing my rings, Baby
I cannot get enough

Cleopatra:  I can remember dancing, Hallelujah
I can remember how your eyes lit up
And all these dreams, Baby
And delicate things, Baby
I cannot get enough

Anthony:  I can remember dancing, Hallelujah
Do you think your eyes would light up still?
And strangest of all, Baby
Ready for the Fall, Baby
I cannot get enough

Cleopatra:  [Eyes sparkling]  I can remember dancing, Hallelujah
Do you think they play it still?
And the feel of your arms, Baby
And all of your charms, Baby
I cannot get enough

Anthony:  I can remember dancing, Hallelujah
I don’t think they play it anymore
But the Fall, Baby
Will break when I call, Baby
I can’t take it anymore

Both:  I can remember dancing, Hallelujah




Act III.

[Anthony and Cleopatra are in a local jazz club surrounded by students and young professionals, and even a few profs of all ages.  They are all dancing.  A small jaz band is playing; the dancers join in the song toward the end:]



Smile

I saw you and had to smile
You asked me to stay a while
Oh, the grasses seemed so green
And the Sun so shining

You got me singing
I do think you’re so cruel
And the Sun’s shining so cool
And the grass is only greener over when I’m thinking of you

You got me saying, Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooo-ooo-ooo

Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooo-ooo-ooo

Ooo
In everything you do
You got me saying, Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooooo

I saw you and had to smile
You asked me to stay a while
Oh, the grasses seemed so green
And the Sun so shining

So, how you doing, Dear?
Everything is in the clear
And the poppies are in bloom
Every time I think of you

You got me saying, I do wish you so well
Wish you’d come under my spell
And the grass is looking green
Even through the snow’s falling

Chorus with band:  You got me saying, Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooo-ooo-ooo

Chorus with band:  Ooo, in everything you do
You got me saying, Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooo-ooo-ooo

Chorus with band:  Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooooo
You got me saying, Ooooo

All:  I saw you and had to smile




[Anthony and Cleopatra are dancing, completely transported.  They dance very close together, around in circles; Anthony holds her around the waist, and she dances in circles with his arms around her; he also sends her out in a few twirls; they are so happy!  The entire room is filled with happy people of most ages, dancing.  Cleopatra drinks club soda.]



[Stage goes dark.  Set changes to Cleopatra’s dorm room.]



Aramis:  [Knocks on Cleopatra’s door]

Cleopatra:  [Answers, a little hesitant]  Hi, Aramis.  Come in.

Aramis:  [Urgent]  We have to leave here now.  [He grabs Cleopatra’s arm and begins pulling her]

Cleopatra:  [Resisting]  Aramis, what is wrong with you?  What’s going on?  Let go of my arm!

Aramis:  Anthony wants us to all live together, a merry, happy family, in an apartment downtown.

Cleopatra:  No.  We’re getting an apartment with Persius.  And I thought he said by the beach....

Aramis:  It doesn’t matter.  You know what it means.

Cleopatra:  [Frowning]  What?

Aramis:  You know what it means.

Cleopatra:  I don’t know what you’re talking about.  It means Anthony and I are going to be together.  Please be used to it, Aramis.  You and I have had our time together in the past.  Now is my time to be with Aramis.  Times change, sweetheart.  We can still be friends, but only if you can get used to it.

Aramis:  [Grabs her hard]  Come on!  We’re getting out of here!  I’m not going to let him do this to you.

Cleopatra:  [Beating him off]  Do what?!  Marry the guy of my choosing?  [Angry]  You think you get to choose for me?!

Aramis:  [Tries to drag her out of the room]

Cleopatra:  [Finally decides to resort to violence; she grabs a nearby broom and hits him with it on his shoulder.  Firmly:]  GET OUT!

Aramis:  [Entering.  Firmly:]  What the hell is going on here?

Cleopatra:  Aramis was just leaving.

[Anthony grabs Aramis and walks out with him.  He returns to Cleopatra quickly]

Anthony:  Are you ok?  Did he hurt you?

Cleopatra:  Only a little.  I may have a bruise on my arm.  What is wrong with him?

Anthony:  He’s an idiot.  I’ll go talk to him.



[Stage goes dark for a few moments.  Opens in Cleopatra’s room.]



Anthony: [Entering Cleopatra’s room]  You ok?  [Anthony is a little scruffy]

Cleopatra:  [Eyes wide]  I’m fine.  Are you ok?

Anthony:  I’m fine.  I’m fine. 

Cleopatra:  [Eyes still wide]  What happened??

Anthony:  I beat the shit out of him.

Cleopatra:  [Looks at him, concerned, then whispers]  Really?

Anthony:  He tried to beat up my girlfriend and force you to leave by – by force.  That bastard.  I almost killed him.  I swear, I almost killed him.  He’s lucky he’s alive.

Cleopatra:  [Sad]  I’m so sorry, Anthony!  I know you hate when you have to be violent.

Anthony:  Yeah, well, it was a pleasure this time.

Cleopatra:  How bad does he look?

Anthony:  Black eye.  Black face.  Some holes in his hair, you know.  He may have a broken arm, I’m not sure.

Cleopatra:  [Horrified]  Angel!  What were you thinking?!

Anthony:  Don’t criticize me, Baby.  I’m serious.  Any man comes at you like that – comes at you physically and tries to force you to do anything – I’ll fuckin’ kill him.  I am not kidding.

Cleopatra:  I’m not criticizing you, sweetheart.  Really.  He really was hurting me.  I couldn’t believe it.  He’s a big guy, too. 

Anthony:  Yeah, he’s a big guy.  Fuckin’ pissant.  Let him come at you again.  It’ll give me an excuse to finish the job.  I hope he remembers it!  He better remember it.

Cleopatra:  I didn’t want to leave with him.  I don’t know what I would have done if you hadn’t come, although the broomstick did help….

Anthony:  [He tries to say cheerily]  Yeah, well, I’m even better than a broomstick! 

Cleopatra:  [Smiling]  Will he be ok?

Anthony:  I sent him home to Mommy.  I told him not to come back to the dorms.  No woman is safe here with a guy like that.  We can’t have a guy like that here in a mixed dormitory.  No large man like that can choose to be violent if he’s going to live in a mixed dorm.  Fuckin’ bastard.  He wants to be violent; he can go home to Mommy.  End of story.  [Grumbling]  Men like that in a dormitory…  Imbecile….

Cleopatra:  So, are we still going to get an apartment?  Or can we stay here?

Anthony:  I’ll see what Raul says.  He may want me to stay around for a while with guys like that around!



[Stage goes dark.  When the lights come on, Anthony and Cleopatra are driving to the beach.]



Anthony:  I wasn’t sure if you were going to want me.  I thought you might want Aramis instead.
Cleopatra:  [It is so obvious to her that they are together that she barely internalizes his meaning or concern.  She says, simply:]  It makes me so sad that he doesn’t want to be friends.  He is making such a line in the sand. 
Anthony: [nodding]  Yes, it makes me sad, too.  [Changing his demeanor]  Actually, no.  You know what?  It makes me pissed.  He had his chance with you, and he blew it off.  So, I’m with you now. 
Cleopatra:  [Looks down, frowning, a bit concerned; she is not quite sure what he means]
Anthony:  [Looks at her, realizing that what he said didn’t sound right.  He tries to assure her that he really loves her:]



The Lillies

Verse
Anthony:  And now you want me to speak
Now you want me to say something beautiful
There’re no words I can speak
But I’ll try to say something beautiful

And the light in your eyes
Makes me dream of everything beautiful
And the colors of Skies
Makes me dream of you

And the light coming down
Over the skin and over your face
And you’re wearing a frown
Cause you can’t see me

And the lillies still bloom
Over the Sky and over your face
And it’s almost noon
I can tell by your eyes

Bridge
Tell me you’re still in my heart
Tell me you’re still in those
Dreams that I dream of you

Tell me I’m still in your Soul
Cause I still really
Think of you

Denouement
If I could write a Love Song, Baby
On some simple chords
Cause they tell me
You don’t care anymore

And all the pop star rabble
And the late nights
And the harlequin dancers
And the street fights

And all the Boys sing to you
And they do their best
And I sit there watching
With my heart in my chest

Verse
And now you want me to speak
And say something
And now I want you to speak

Denouement
If I could write a Love Song, Baby
On some simple chords
Cause they tell me
You don’t care anymore

And all the pop star rabble
And the late nights
And the harlequin dancers
And the street fights

And all the Boys sing to you
And they do their best
And I sit there watching
With my heart in my chest




Act IV.

[Anthony and Cleopatra are back in the dorms.  They are in the commons area, where the phones are.  It is the 1990s, so there are not yet many cell phones.  She has just received a call from her father.  As the curtains open, Cleopatra is on the phone.  As the scene settles, she puts down the receiver, hanging up; the call has just ended. Her face is ashen.  It is bad news.]



Cleopatra:  My dad says I’m crazy.  He said that I can’t have you.
Anthony:  [Struck]  Why?? 
Cleopatra:  I don’t understand.  He said I can’t live with you.  He said I can’t date you.  He said I should have asked his permission first.
Anthony:  [Looks down, thinks for a moment.  Then he looks up:]  I’ll call him.  We can work it out.  I’ll explain that I want to marry you.  That should make it alright.  My intentions are pure.
Cleopatra:  [eyes wide]  Would you?  He was pretty angry.  Do you think that would work?
Anthony: [breathing deeply]  Yeah.  I’ll do that.  I can’t lose you over something simple....



Listen to You

Anthony:  Listen to you
Listen to the way you sing
Listen to you
Pulling on my heartstrings

One day I thought I had you
In my arms
One day I thought I had you
Then you were gone

[Anthony interjects in spoken voice, shaking his head:  "Nope.  We're not going to let it happen!"]

Listen to you
Setting my heart on fire
Listen to you
Singing ‘round the bonfire

One day I thought I had it
I had it all
One day I thought I had you
I lost it all

[Anthony interjects in spoken voice again, optimistically and courageously:  "Definitely not!  No way we're going to let this happen.  We can fix this!"  Cleopatra nods enthusiastically.]

Listen to you

Listen to you
Listen to the way you sing
Listen to you
Pulling on my heartstrings

One day I thought I had you
In my arms
One day I thought I had you
Then you were gone

[Anthony interjects in spoken voice:  "I'll go call him now, sweetheart.  It's going to be just fine.  We can do this."  Cleopatra smiles and nods enthusiastically.]

Listen to you

Listen to you
Listen to the way you sing
Listen to you
Pulling on my heartstrings

One day I thought I had you
In my arms
One day I thought I had you
Then you were gone



[Anthony moves across the commons area, shaking his head, indicating that this can't happen; they can fix this!  He calls Cleopatra's father with the number she has given him.  He is speaking on the phone with Cleopatra’s father.  Cleopatra is watching from across the room.  She is far away enough that she cannot hear; she wants to give them privacy.  Anthony looks over at her periodically, thumbs up.  Then he shakes his head and frowns.  He looks at her, nervous, then breathless, then sad.  Thumbs down.  Cleopatra starts to cry.]



Anthony:  [comes over to Cleopatra quietly]  I’m sorry, honey.  He said, no.  He said he will disown you if you marry me anyway.
Cleopatra: [gasps] 
Anthony: [holds her]
Cleopatra:  It’s not the money.  It’s -- it means a lot more where I’m from.
Anthony:  Really?  What does it mean?
Cleopatra:  It means my family will cast me out.  They will never speak with me again.  I will have to raise my children alone.  Our children won’t know their grandparents or cousins.  It’s awful.  Just awful.  We would never be able to see my brothers or sisters.  And all of them would be honor-bound to harm us if they had the chance; like, if they knew someone who was thinking of hiring us for work.  They’d be honor-bound to make sure we didn’t get hired.  That sort of thing.  It would ruin us.  We would never be able to live in my home country -- or maybe anywhere.  I have a really large family.  They live in a lot of places.
Anthony:  [hesitates]  We could live here.  We could know my family....  [He pauses.  He knows it is a much bigger thing than he thought.  He holds her gently.  He is trying to cheer her.]



I Hope It’s True

Anthony:  I’m singing a song to you
And my heart is broken, too
And I hope it’s true
That you could still want me with you

Cause I’m swinging on a star
Wherever you are
And I’m singing to you
Cause it’s true

I’m singing a song to you
And my heart is broken, too
And I hope it’s true
That you could still want me with you

Anthony and Cleopatra:  Cause I’m swinging on a star
Wherever you are
And I’m singing to you
Cause it’s true

Anthony and Cleopatra:  I’m singing a song to you
And my heart is broken, too
And I hope it’s true
That you could still want me



Cleopatra:  [cries softly; then:]  Enough.  I’m going to go talk to my Dad.  He has to see the light on this.  It can’t be just over for no reason.  He can’t just ruin our lives just for being together.  He has to have a reason. 



[She is gathering a sense of hope as she speaks.  She gets on the phone to her father.  She is trying to explain to him that she has to follow her own path, and that he should accept that.  She tells him, quoting from something that he once told her himself – that we each have to follow our own music.  Her father is a fine musician, so they often speak in musical metaphors.  As they speak, the conversation becomes heated.  Cleopatra’s delivery is perhaps not as diplomatic as it could be:]



Cleopatra:  [Speaking in a heated voice with her father]  But, Dad, you said well all have to follow our own music!  No one can tell us how to live or who to love!



“Living in the Renaissance”

Verse
Cleopatra:  [to her father]  I’ve been trying so hard for you
Been trying hard to break through
But you know me, I think there’s no need to pretend

Cleopatra:  I’ve been working hard every day
Trying to make it play
All the music inside me, running through my head
And it was running through my head

Chorus
Cleopatra:  But it wasn’t you
Who gave me all the music inside
And it’s not for you
To take it all away with your pride

Cleopatra:  And it’s not for me
To say that it’s the end of the Road
Some of these things
Cannot be controlled

Verse
Cleopatra:  Always wanted to make you proud
Arguing so loud
Words and theories and some
Raw intellect

Cleopatra:  You know I never changed that much
Just trying to be in touch
With all the melodies
Surrounding us in your natural world

Chorus
Cleopatra:  It wasn’t you
Who gave me all the music inside
And it’s not for you
To take it all away with your pride

Cleopatra:  And it’s not for me
To say that it’s the end of the Road
Some of these things
Cannot be controlled

Bridge
Cleopatra:  Living in the Renaissance
My hero, Buckaroo,
Trying to follow in your footsteps
Trying to be me, too

Verse
Cleopatra:  I’ve been trying so hard for you
Been trying hard to break through
But you know me, I think there’s no need to pretend

Cleopatra:  You know I never changed that much
Just gotta be in touch
With all the melodies
Surrounding us in your natural world

Chorus
Cleopatra:  It wasn’t you
Who gave me all the music inside
And it’s not for you
To take it all away with your pride

Cleopatra:  And it’s not for me
To say that it’s the end of the road
Some of these things
Cannot be controlled



[She gets off the phone, sobbing.  She runs across the room to Anthony.  He embraces her.  She becomes angry, thinking of what her father has said.]


Hide Away

Chorus
Cleopatra:  I want to hide away, hide away
From the things that you’re telling
The things that you’re saying
Gonna to hide away, hide away
And I don’t want to hear it no more

I’m gonna hide away, hide away
From the things that you’re telling
The things that you’re saying
Gonna to hide away, hide away
And I don’t want to hear it no more

Verse
You tell me how to live and
You tell me how to be and
I don’t see it anymore

You tell me how to be and
You how to breathe and
I don’t see it anymore

Chorus
I’m gonna hide away, hide away
From the things that you’re telling
The things that you’re saying
Gonna to hide away, hide away
And I don’t want to hear it no more

Hide away, hide away
From the things that you’re telling
The things that you’re saying
Gonna to hide away, hide away
And I don’t want to hear it no more

Verse
You tell me how to live and
You tell me how to love and
I don’t see it anymore

You tell me how to breathe and
You tell me how to see and
I don’t see it anymore

I’m gonna hide away, hide away
From the things that you’re telling
The things that you’re saying
Gonna to hide away, hide away
And I don’t want to hear it no more

I’m gonna hide away, hide away
From the things that you’re telling
The things that you’re saying
Gonna to hide away, hide away
And I don’t want to hear it no more

Verse
[Chorus joins her in singing, a few at time join with each new line:]
You tell me how to live and
You tell me how to breathe and
You tell me how to love and
You tell me how to see and

You tell me how to walk and
You tell me how to run and
You tell me how to love and
You tell me how to have fun

You tell me how to live and
You tell me how breathe and
You tell me how to love and
You tell me how to see and

You tell me how to walk and
You tell me how to run and
[All:]  I’m not running anymore!

Chorus
[All:]  I’m gonna hide away, hide away
From the things that you’re telling
The things that you’re saying
Gonna to hide away, hide away
And I don’t want to hear it no more



[There is an audible pause in the room as everyone takes a deep breath.]


Anthony: [takes Cleopatra in his arms.  He wants to console her and cheer up the room.  He sings.  Cleopatra lifts herself to better spirits throughout the song, remembering how much she loves him.]


[People [Chorus] in the commons room sit and sway with the song.  They join in part-way through the song.  Cleopatra joins toward the end as well.  It is raining or storming outside.  While there is another act after this song, this song serves as the grand finale to Anthony and Cleopatra’s love story.  It should be the denouement of the play.  The two songs that come in Act V should be presented in a sort of surrealist after-the-fact letdown.]


Sing Me A Love Song, Baby

Verse
Anthony:  If you really think that you love me
If you really think that you care

Chorus
Sing me a Love Song, Baby
Tell me you don’t mean maybe
Sing me a Love Song, and I’ll be there

Verse
If the Sky could get any bluer
I don’t know what I would see

Chorus
Sing me a Love Song, Baby
Tell me you don’t mean maybe
Tell me you’re still set on me

Bridge 1
Ooooo, any Truer
And the Sky would be bluer

Chorus
Chorus:  Sing me a love song, Baby
Tell me you don’t mean maybe
Sing me a love song and set me free

Verse
Remember all the dreams that I’ve told you
Remember all the dreams that we’ve shared

Chorus
[Anthony, Cleopatra, and Chorus:]  Sing me a love song, Baby
Tell me you don’t mean maybe
Sing me a love song
And I’ll be there

Verse
Anthony:  If my dreams could get any Truer
I wouldn’t know what real would mean

Chorus
Chorus:  Sing me a love song, Baby
Tell me you don’t mean maybe
Sing me a love song
And set me free

Bridge 1
Cleopatra:  Ooooo, any Truer
And the Sky would be bluer

Chorus
[Anthony, Cleopatra, and Chorus:]  Sing me a love song, Baby
Tell me you don’t mean maybe
Singe me a love song
And set me free

Bridge 2
[Anthony, Cleopatra, and Chorus in round:]  Take these dreams that I’ve --
Take these dreams
Take these dreams from my heart

Take these dreams that I’ve --
Take these dreams
Take these dreams in my heart

Take these dreams that I’ve --
Take these dreams
Take these dreams in my heart

Take these dreams that I’ve --
Take these dreams
Take these dreams in my heart

Verse
Anthony and Cleopatra:  If you really think that you love me
If you really think that you care

Chorus
[Chorus: forte]  Sing me a love song, Baby
Tell me you don’t mean maybe
Sing me a Love Song
And I’ll be there




Act V.

Riad:  [Riad is the guard at the front door to the dorm building.  He usually stands by the door adjacent to the commons room to check people’s bags, but now he is dressed in medieval joker costume.  He comes into the commons room and dances in a jolly medieval dance; everyone who is there backs to the sides of the room.  The lights dim on the edges of the room and focus on Riad.  He sings to the audience.]

[The two songs that come in Act V should be presented in a sort of surrealist after-the-fact letdown.]


Dummuzi’s Shadow

Verse
Riad:  Oh, argumental wasting
I couldn’t see the chasing
Oh, look at one another
And see what you have found, yeah

Bridge 1
Between your wild mushroom dreams
And psychedelic fantasies
Do you ever stop to watch
The grass grow?

And in your high of highest lights
That you think shine so bright
You think you may, you think you might
Love me

Verse
Oh, argumental wasting
I couldn’t see the chasing
Oh, look at one another
See how you found each other

Bridge 1
Look at the powder on your pastries
Could you keep it away, please
And your psychedelic Booming
Would you give me some room, please

And you’re waxing, oh, so high
Because you believe the Sky
Will recognize your brilliant poetry
As you approach him with your pie

And in your highest of highest heights
That you think shine so bright
You think you may you think you might
Love me

Chorus
And Dummuzi’s Shadow
Casts a pale on my town
Like a light-moving fantescape
In surround sound

And the Rifts and the Dreams
Float away like Smoke
And your raging fantasies
Leave me to cope

Bridge 2
With reality on the ground
It’s much nicer here on the ground
You people float up to the Sky with Alice
Any time you want

I’ll be right here
When you come down
But don’t expect me --
I’ll be wearing a frown

Chorus
And I can see Dionysus
Flying through the Sky
I’ll be down here on the ground with Isis
We can watch them go by

And the Rifts and the Dreams
Float away like Smoke

Bridge 2
In-between your wild mushroom dreams
And your psychedelic fantasies
You people fly up to the Sky with Alice
Any time you want

I’ll be here on the ground
Do you ever come down?
Cause it does not help your view of the ground
But I’m glad you can still count to three

Chorus
And Dummuzi’s Shadow
Casts a pale on me
And my town
Floats around
They’ve all gone crazy
Up with the lightscope

Chorus
And, Dummuzi, tell them,
It’s not what you meant
Cause their drugs and their dreams
Are full of cement

And their time-driven fantasies
Leave me to cope

Bridge 2
With reality here on the ground
Can you even see the ground?
You people float up to the Sky with Alice
Any time you want
I’m clearly not what you want
And you wonder why I can do things that you don’t

Verse
And reality on the ground....



[It is some time later.  Anthony and Riad meet on the street.]


Riad: How’s Cleopatra?  [With a big smile]  You guys havin’ kids soon?
Anthony:  [Blanching; his voice breaks, he is trying to cover tears; his voice comes out in a broken whisper]  She went back to her parents.


[Riad embraces him; Anthony breaks down]


Riad:  She went back?
Anthony:  [Wiping tears]  She had to be a faithful daughter.  She said she had seen people in her family try to live through it when they get disowned.  She said, it’s just not possible.  She said she couldn’t do it to me.  [He cries.] I wouldn’t have cared.  I would have lived that way for a thousand years with her.
Riad:  He’s a bastard, sweetheart.  Ignore him.  She’ll come back.
Anthony:  [Looking up]  You think?
Riad:  Just give it time.  She has to work out her thing with him.  She’s gonna kick his ass for you, Anthony.  You mark my words.
Anthony:  [Smiles]  Yeah.  It’s just gonna take a long time.
Riad:  I know.  It will.  But that woman loves you.
Anthony:  [Nods and smiles through his tears]  I love her, too, Riad.  How am I going to live without her?
Riad:  [Giving him a hug]  We’ll take care of you, sweetheart. 



[Stage goes dark.  Scene changes.  When the lights come up, Cleopatra is back at her parents’ home some years later.  She is sitting at her piano alone.  It is a very nice baby grand.  No one else is there.  The set is bare.  There is only one light; there is just enough light to see that nothing else is there on stage but she and her piano.  She is still sweet and pure.  However, with her innocent worldly enthusiasm, which characterizes her general approach to life, she now carries a bitterness that was not previously present.  She is doing the right thing by her family's and by her society's standards.  She will never be happy again, and she knows it.  She is resigned and matter-of-fact about it.  She is waiting -- patiently, although not silently -- for her society and her family to change.  She does not buy the Western cultural injunction against women expressing anger.  She knows she will not be happy even after her society changes.  Any sort of existential, more-than-passing moments of happiness are a thing of the past.  She'll give it 10,000 years.  Maybe then she will feel a happy confidence in the world again.  She plays and sings:]



Sand Castle

Cleopatra:  Sand and blue....

Lonely was a heart attack
He stole me, then he stole me back
And Goldy Locks has long blonde hair
But I know she doesn’t make you stare
Like I do

Cyclops has got big brown eyes
Take him out, you’ll be surprised
And Summertime can fill your dreams
But you’ve got to, got to dream with
Me

She said, “You can have any man you want”
“So, why can’t I have yours?”
And, so she took it to the Pont
And he said,
“Baby, I’m yours!”

King David, the Prophet, rest his Soul
He lived in a Temple the color of Gold
He rested his head on beds of Sand
He said to Sheba,
“I’m your man”

King David, the Prophet, rest his Soul
He lived in a Temple the color of Gold
He rested his head on beds of Sand....

Lonely was a heart attack....



The End.



[Curtain call to The Lillies, and Sing Me A Love Song, Baby]



                                                                                          

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