Outside Now

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Act II

SCENE FOURTEEN
OUTSIDE NOW

JOE:
These executives have plooked the fuck out of me
And there's still a long time to go before I've paid my debt to society.
And all I ever really wanted to do was play the guitar 'n bend the string like:
'Reent-toont-teent-toont-teenooneenoonee'

I've got it!
I'll be sullen and withdrawn –
I'll dwindle off into the twilight realm of my own secret thoughts!
I'll lay on my back here 'til dawn in a semi-catatonic state
And dream of guitar notes that would irritate
An EXECUTIVE KINDA GUY ...

(And sure enough JOE dreams up a few of those guitar notes that every executive despises: those low ones. Every exec knows it's only the records with the high squeally ones that get to be hits, except for Duane Eddy.)

Well, I guess that one did the trick!
If they only coulda heard it,
Half-a-dozen of 'em woulda strangled while they was suckin' on each others' dick!
Yeah, but that was only a bunch of imaginary notes I played –
Just a little extra somethin' to keep me goin' from day to day
But that's okay –
I'm gettin' outta here pretty soon –
Then I won't have to live in this ugly fuckin' room

Can’t wait to see,
Can't wait to see what it's like on the outside now
Can’t wait to see,
I can't wait to see what it's like on the outside now
Can’t wait to see,
I can't wait to see what it's like on the outside now
Can’t wait to see,
I can't wait to see what it's like on the outside now
Can’t wait to see,
I can't wait to see what it's like on the outside now
Can’t wait to see,
I can't wait to see what it's like on the outside now
Can’t wait to see,
I can't wait to see what it's like on the outside now
Can’t wait to see,
I can't wait to see what it's like on the outside now
Can’t wait to see,
I can't wait to see what it's like on the outside now
Outside now...

(And JOE just lies there, dreaming imaginary guitar notes for years on end, until finally they let him out.)

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