(AL): Scene 10-12


Lily wakes up / starts to clean up / gets emotional about last night / finds something of Nelson – sniffs it /goes to the spot where they kissed & re-enacts it – puts on answer machine message again / she freezes in her tracks.

LILY’S SONG

I don’t feel myself today
Or the things I used to say
Maybe I just shed my skin
Found the new lily within

But he’s gnawin’ at my mind
& he’s clawing at my conscience
I’m hopin’ I can find
Or come up with the answers,
Those answers…

My Lord, if I’d only known
When my boy did call me
I would have picked up the phone
I would have answered the call
& if id only known
When my boy did call me…

& I never thought how much you meant to me
Til I spent a night all on my own
All of the time I was thinking about you
I knew my love for you had grown
& I’m thankin’ my lucky stars
That I’m not the girl I used to be
I’m gonna go burn my bras
& take a little trip to Sicily
But that won’t be the same
If you’re not there beside me
Tho’ I hardly know ya name
I know you are the one for me,
You are the one for me…

My Lord, if id only known
When my boy did call me
I would have picked up the phone
I would have answered the call
& if id only known
When my boy did call me…

& I never thought i could go changin’
Til I spent a night on my own
& when I woke up I was a stranger
Cos the bird I used to be had flown
Why, cos I’m so high
Now I’m coming up for sure
For as the love for you’s my disease
So my love for you’s the cure

I had a plan
Not to love any man
Cos I got my pride
But now I’ll do what I can
To make him understand
& keep him by my side
I’m so high…

Copper 2 doing paperwork – Copper 1 returns

Copper 1
O man, what a night, I’m knackered

Copper 2
I know, tell me about it – what a shower of reprobates, but every cloud’s got a silver lining – or in this case a snowy lining – we must a grabbed a couple of grams off that pool player

Copper 1
Shame eh, seems like a nice guy – perhaps we could let him off with a ‘warning’

Copper 2
Dispose of the evidence

Copper 1
Rack ‘em up

Copper 2
Already have

Copper 1
Wait for it – ein, zwei, SNORT!

Coppers take lines / enter Lily

Copper 1
Morning

Lily
The guy you bang’d up last night, Nelson, what’s he in for

Copper 1
Robbing a jewellers

Lily
At what time

Copper 1
About 3 AM

Lily
That’s impossible… he was with me

ALIBI (refrain)

Lily
He didn’t do it
Why would I lie
He is an honest man
Just look into his eyes
& I’m begging ya hear me say
We were loving the night away
I’m his Alibi

See me down on my knees as I pray
Please don’t lock my baby away
I’m his Alibi

Copper 1
What exactly are you saying miss

Lily
I’m his alibi

Copper 2
So where were you both last night

Lily
What’s this, bad cop, worse cop – look, we were at my place, you know, doing the things that lovers do

Copper 2
Could you clarify that, miss, we need more details

Lily
Well, he began to undress me slowly, & I him, our eyes were already lost in the carnal arts, his touch was soft, yet firm,

Copper 2
How firm?

Copper 1
Steady on girls, calm down… this is not bloody Mills & Boon… yes, we’ll let him go… but I must warn you, if you are not telling us the truth…

Lily
What, l’il ol’ Lily

Exit Copper 1

Lily
Use your imagination sweetheart

Lily is waiting for a tram

Nelson
Yo Lily, where you going?

Lily
I’m off back to bed

Nelson
Room for a little un? – or a big un?

Lily
Fuck off… I don’t do jewel thieves

Nelson
Listen to me sweetheart – I slept on everything that happened last night & now I’ve woken up a new man

Lily
That’s the drugs wearing off mate

Nelson
No – I’ve had an epiphany

Lily
Uuughh – don’t come near me with your piffy knee, whatever that is

Nelson
No – an e-piph-a-ny – look babe, I’m, I’m willing to show you faith, love & understandin’ – buckets of the stuff – but whatever you do thanks a lot, you got me out of one hell of a mess there

Lily
You seem a nice guy deep down Nelson, didn’t want to see you banged up, it’s a shame you’re such a dick head

Nelson
But baby, I’m gonna change, I’m gonna change for you, I swear down, I’ve seen the light, & you’re the shining angel behind it – let me win ya back

Lily
You never had me in the first place – you’re just another square peg in the playbox of my life

Nelson
Look honey, from the first time your ass wiggled by me, I knew that it – I mean you – were mine forever, now listen up…

Nelson
I’m gonna build a chain gang
Gonna lay the tracks
Gonna lay a line to your heart
Til ya want me back
I’m not gonna build a station
It’s a one way train
When I get to my destination
Will ya want me back again
Baby gonna take me back
Guess I know you will
Cos true love lasts forever
O yes it does
Baby gonna take me back
Guess I know you will
Cos you always do,
& remember my darlin I feel
Feel, the same way too
Well always & forever honey
I’m gonna shine for you

Nelson
So whaddaya reckon

Lily
Look Nelson, I can’t deal with this shit right now, my heads blown a gasket from last night, I took far too much cocaine all I want right now are some carb-heavy bagels & a glass of almond milk –  just, leave me alone, eh

Nelson
But baby baby, listen up

I’m gonna build a new line
On the old rail road
Windin’ thro the valleys
With an empty load
When I get to my destination
Your hearts my only stop
Gonna meet you at the station
At the back of the coffee shop
When I meet you at the coffee shop
I’ll ask you to be mine
Forever & for always
O yes I will

I’ll meet you at the coffee shop
& take your tender hand
& tell you I love you
& you’ll look in my eyes & you’ll feel
Feel the same way too
Well always & forever honey
I’m gonna shine for you

Nelson
So come on then Lily, surely you felt it

Lily
Felt what?

Nelson
You know, it! We had something going on me & you

Lily
Well, I might have done – but you fucked it up big time

Nelson
I never meant to, baby, just look in your heart. What is it saying to you?

Lily
O how I cried, I cried so much
The way I cried for you
& I nearly died, when your loving touch
From my life withdrew
Well, always & forever honey
I’m gonna shine for you

Nelson
Well, always & forever sugar
I’m gonna be your boy

Enter Brenda full of mud with a spade being chased by police

Brenda
Yo, Nelson

Nelson
Yo, Brenda, when did you get out

Brenda
About two minutes ago – o shit!

Enter Coppers chasing Brenda – enter General covered in mud

Lily & Nelson
Hey General

General
Hi people, what’s happenin,

Lily
Have you ever felt the love
Don’t tell me you aint never
Have you ever felt the love
Always & forever

Enter Bouncer / Coppers catch Brenda but are filled with ‘the love’

All
Have you ever felt the love
Dont tell me you aint never
Have you ever felt the love
Always & forever

All
Have you ever felt the love
Don’t tell me you aint never
Have you ever felt the love
Always & forever

Bouncer & Coppers bow then exit / General & Brenda pair off

Brenda
So, where dya live handsome

General
I’ve got the keys to my mate’s house – he’s up north – dya wanna come up

Brenda
Sure
{leans in to kiss him}

General
Nae chance – you’re taking a fucking shower before you kiss the General

Exit General & Brenda

TC
Yo guys… nice to see you’ve got it together… Tinky Disco are playing the Stramash tonight… ya comin’?

Lily
Not tonight TC…. we’ve got some catching up to do

TC
Suit yourselves
{getting his phone out}
Yo Charlie any chance of another hundred of those Dutch eccies, half of Leith’s loved up here!

Exit TC

Nelson
Right, what was that you were saying about going back to bed

Lily
Come here…
{they kiss then begin to exit}
You know, Nelson, you should get a band together with a voice like that

Nelson
& you should be a model with an ass like that
{Nelson taps ass}
By the way, what’s ya name again?


 

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