I made a mix CD for my daughter for Christmas of songs she likes. As I sit here listening, I decided to try a writing experiment. Here’s a conversation I invented using lines from each of 10 songs, in the order they appear on the album. I imagine it’s one person trying to cheer up another. The answers are in the tags.
Charlie Brown: “Break the doors down.
Don’t go wasting your emotion.
Didn’t I see you crying?”
Zach Galifianakis: “It’s been a really messed up week.
I need to get my story straight.
Gonna be a big man someday.
There’s no time for losers.”
Charlie: “You’re a good man.
I heard about you before.
Just take a chance and believe in you.”
<Zach doesn’t say anything.>
Charlie: “Your silence is deafening.
You treat me like a stranger.
I’m your only friend. I’m not your only friend.
Maybe you don’t know me because you’re dead wrong.”
<Finally, Zach breaks his silence.>
Zach: “Mama-say mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah”
Charlie: “Here’s my number, so call me…”