Closing theme/number concept

Song: MacArthur Park. (Originally sung by Richard Harris). Becomes Jurassic Quark

Random talk: This song is one of the strangest songs ever written, but has strong melodic content, plenty of intelligible words, and a good structure. One obvious format would be plot/comment during the first vocal section, bows during the instrumental interlude, and then some reiteration/finale during the second vocal section. Due to moderate technical difficulty the main lyrics would probably be sung by two people, (or just Alvin), with some backups for additional awesome.
Even more random trivia: This song has been voted both the best and worst song ever written!
Yet more random trivia: Written by Jimmy Webb. Richard Harris (singer/actor in late 1960s) went on to act Albus Dumbledore in the first Harry Potter films before he died...

New lyrics must be adapted in accordance with the direction the plot eventually takes.
Original lyrics:






Spring was never waiting for us, girl,
It ran one step ahead as we followed in the dance.

Between the parted pages and were pressed
in love's hot, fevered iron like a striped pair of pants.

MacArthurs park is melting in the dark
All the sweet green icing flowing down.
Someone left the cake out in the rain,
I don't think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again!
Oh, no-o-o-o!

I recall the yellow cotton dress
Flowing like a wave on the ground around your knees.

The birds, like tender babies in your hands,
And the old men playing checkers by the trees.

MacArthurs park is melting in the dark
All the sweet green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain.
I don't think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again!
Oh, no-o-o-o!

Musical Interlude.


There would be another song for me, for I will sing it.
There would be another dream for me someone will bring it.
I will drink the wine while it is warm and never let you catch me looking at the sun.
And after all the loves of my life,
And after all the loves of my life, you'll still be the one.


I will take my life into my hands and I will use it.
I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose it.
I will have the things that I desire

And my passion flow like rivers through the sky
And after all the loves of my life
Oh, after all the loves of my life, I'll be thinking of you
And wondering - Why?

MacArthurs park is melting in the dark
All the sweet green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain.
I don't think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again!
Oh, no-o-o-o!
Oh, no-o-o-o!


Improved lyrics:

Voiceover: In aid of anyone confused by the paradoxical operation of the P.L.O.T. device, integral transforms, and arts students everywhere, Science Revue now summarises the whole show from start to finish in one ludicrously bloated musical number.

Scientist 1: Things were never going to go well,
Those dino scientists, were doomed right from the start.

S2: Just then their evolution had turned bad,
in one hot, fiery moment, it all just fell apart.

S3: Jurassic Quark was made with just one spark
All the scientists were having fun.
Someone broke the LHC first try,
I dont think that I can take it,
Cause it took so long to make it,
And now the funding board will have a cry!
Oh, no-o-o-o!

S1: Now Jurassic Quark has got away,
We are doomed for sure, we are begging on our knees.

S2: The Quark, like angry toddlers worldwide,
Is hell bent on destruction, and disease.

S3: Jurassic Quark has made the whole world dark,
All the universe was eaten up.
I have gone ahead and wrecked my life
,
I don't think that I can take it,
Cause it took so long to fake it,
And now I'm destined heart and head for strife!
Oh, no-o-o-o!


Musical Interlude (duration 1:40)/bows 'presenting science revue 2009 blah blah'.

Quark: There will be an opportunity, I'll have to wait it.
Though it will come inexorably, don't make me date it.
I will drink the 'verse while it is warm
And never let you catch me until I'm done.
And after all the meals of my life,
And after all the meals of my life, you'll still be but one.

[Scientists trap Quark]
Ss: We will take your life into our hands and we will end it.
Q: I will take the space-time in your P.L.O.T. and I will bend it.
I will have the things that I desire...
[Scientists use hyper-spanner to activate singularity]
Ss: Watch the big-bang run like plasma through the sky
Q: But after all the meals of my life
Oh, after all the meals of my life, I'll be thinking "your mum"
And wondering - [Tutti]: Why?

Jurassic Quark saw sense when he was stark,
All the scientists have smashed him down.
Though the universe came back to being,
I don't think that they will spare me,
The lynchmob really scares me
,
And I'll never get a break from endless fleeing!
Oh, no-o-o-o!

Oh, no-o-o-o!

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Charles Tian,
Jul 25, 2009, 9:37 AM
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