Shep, the Musical Act 2

by Joe Ozier

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This is Act 2 of my original musical about a dog I rescued that I named Shep, the Wonder Dog.

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released December 9, 2014

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Joe Ozier Ohio

Joe Ozier has been a writer since his early teens, having dabbled in Science Fiction, Poetry, Lyrics and Haiku’s. He graduated with a degree in Geology in 1981, then turned his focus to Video production for the next two decades. He began writing Stage Plays and Musicals after moving to Florida in the late 1990’s, to pursue acting. Stage, Film and Television. The Biting Mute is Joe's newest show ... more

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Track Name: Things Change
CAST & CHORUS
THINGS CHANGE FROM DAY TO DAY SO
MANY
THINGS CHANGE THEY DON'T STAY
THE SAME WAY
THESE SAME WAYS I LIKE THEM SO WHY
CHANGE
IT'S NEVER THE SAME WAY
IT'S NEVER THE SAME DAY
IT'S NEVER THE SAME WAY AGAIN
(Realtor & Marla Exit)
DAN
(Dan kneals beside
grave)
THINGS CHANGE THEY SEEM REALLY GOOD
THEN THOSE THINGS CHANGE
FROM SO GOOD TO NO GOOD
THE NO GOOD I HATE THEM SO JUST CHANGE
BUT ALL THINGS DON'T STAY THE SAME
THE GOOD TIMES THEY DON'T REMAIN
IT'S NEVER THE SAME WAY AGAIN (Dan exits)
SHEP
(Leaning against Sheps
Dog House)
TELL ME NOW SO I UNDERSTAND
HOW CAN A DOG IN A FALL SAFELY LAND
HOW DOES A DOG AT THE END OF HIS
ROPE
GATHER UP STRENGTH AND BEGIN TO HAVE
HOPE
SHEP & DOUG & CHORUS
THINGS CHANGE FROM DAY TO DAY SO
MANY THINGS CHANGE THEY DON'T STAY
THE SAME WAY THESE SAME WAYS I LIKE
THEM SO WHY CHANGE IT'S NEVER THE
SAME WAY
SAME DAY
IT'S NEVER THE
IT'S NEVER THE
(MORE)
44
SHEP & DOUG & CHORUS (CONT'D)
SAME WAY AGAIN
IT CAN'T BE WHAT IT'S NEVER BEEN
Track Name: Call an Angel
SHEP
CALLING TO, UNIVERSE, GOING FROM,
BAD TO WORSE
IS THERE TIME TO LIFT THE CURSE FROM
ME
OH ANGELS CAN'T YOU SEE HAVEN'T I,
DONE MY DUE LIVED ALONE FELT THE
BLUE IS IT TIME TO
START MY LIFE ANEW
SO TELL ME THAT IT'S TRUE
THAT WERE ALL SO VERY SPECIAL
IN A WORLD THAT'S SO MALIGNED
AND WE ALL JUST WANT TO NESTLE
IN THE ARMS OF SOMEONE KIND
NOT TO TANGLE OR TO WRESTLE
IN THE ANGUISH TO REWIND BUT TO SETTLE
(MORE)
48
SHEP (CONT'D)
IN SOME COMFORT
THAT OUR WOE’S ARE FAR BEHIND.
IF YOU’RE DREAMING THE YOU THAT’S
REALLY YOU AND IF
CHANGING’S THE THING YOU WANT TO DO
CALL AN ANGEL CALL AN ANGEL
I'M COUNTING ON YOU FOLLOWING THROUGH
SHOWING ME MY DREAMS CAN COME TRUE
GIVING ME TWO WELCOME ARMS TO FIND
Track Name: Save me from this Day
CATCHING SHADOWS ON MY WINDOWS
IN THE JARS I STORE AWAY
AND I’M TURNING OVER IN MY DAYDREAMS
WAKING ONLY TO SEE IT’S LIGHT OUTSIDE
OUTSIDE IT’S LIGHT OF DAY
SAVE ME FROM
SAVE ME FROM THIS DAY
DAN & CHORUS
TAKE ME AWAY ON YOUR WINGS
NESTLED IN CARESSING THINGS
SHOW ME HEAVEN WAY UP HIGH TO STAY
SAVE ME FROM
SAVE ME FROM THIS DAY
DAN
SEEING MEMORIES IN MY MINDS EYE
HOLDING ON TO THE WAY WE WERE
AND I'M FLOATING UPWARD EVER-AFTER
WANTING ONLY THE BLANKET OF THE NIGHT
THE NIGHT IS MY ESCAPE
SAVE ME FROM
SAVE ME FROM THIS DAY
DAN & CHORUS
TAKE ME AWAY ON YOUR WINGS
NESTLED IN CARESSING THINGS
SHOW ME HEAVEN WAY UP HIGH TO STAY
SAVE ME FROM SAVE ME FROM THIS DAY
Track Name: Save me from this Day Reprise
DAN
FREEING FEELINGS TIED TO HEART STRINGS
LETTING GO OF THE WAY WE WERE
NOW I’M COMING DOWN SLOW OPEN WINDOW
PULLING CURTAINS TO SEE IT’S LIGHT
INSIDE
INSIDE IT’S LIGHT OF DAY
SEEING MY SEEING MY OWN WAY
TAKE ME AWAY ON YOUR WINGS
NESTLED IN CARESSING THINGS
SHOW ME HEAVEN WHEN I’M OLD AND GREY
SAVING MY SAVING MY OWN DAY
Track Name: Breezin Down the Highway
DAN
BREEZIN DOWN THE HIGHWAY WITH THIS
NEW FRIEND OF MINE
SHEP
BREEZIN DOWN THE HIGHWAY LEAVING
THAT WORLD BEHIND
DAN
IT’S PLAIN TO SEE
SHEP
THERE’S A WHOLE WORLD FOR ME
DAN & SHEP
A CHANCE TO START A BRAND NEW LIFE
DAN
AND BE THE MAN
THE DOG
SHEP
DAN & SHEP
I USED TO BE
TWO TO BE FRIENDS ETERNALLY
A TEAM THAT’S RIGHT FOR HUMANITY
TAKING STRIDES WHILE WERE CHANGING
LIVES
AND MOVING TO THE FUTURE WHILE WE
TAKE THIS DRIVE
MOTHER
I CAN SEE THE TWO OF YOU
HAVE FOUND A FRIEND INDEED
BUT I’M NOT SURE WHICH ONE OF YOU
WILL FOLLOW OR WILL LEAD
BUT IN THE END IT’S CLEAR TO ME
THAT BOY AND DOG WERE MEANT TO BE
SO BREEZIN DOWN THAT HIGHWAY OPENS
POSSIBILITY
55
DAN
WHATEVER WE DO
AND WHEREVER WE GO
THERE’S A SONG IN MY HEART
SO MUCH LIGHTER THE LOAD
SHEP
I’LL KEEP YOU SAFE THROUGH THE DAY
AND THE NIGHT
WITH A KEEN SENSE OF SMELL AND THE
POWER OF RIGHT
DAN & SHEP
AND IT IS SURE TO COME TO PASS
THAT OUR FIRST DAY IS BOUND TO LAST
THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE TO
BE
SHEP
WHEN THEY HEAR ABOUT MY TRUE STORY
DAN
OR HUM ALONG TO ANY SONG
SHEP
OR WATCH THE SHOW ON THEIR TV
DAN
OR SEE THE PLAY ON O’L BROADWAY
DAN & SHEP
THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE TO
BE
DAN
IT’S PLAIN TO SEE
SHEP
THERE’S A WHOLE WORLD FOR ME
DAN & SHEP
A CHANCE TO START A BRAND NEW LIFE
DAN
AND BE THE MAN
SHEP
THE DOG
DAN & SHEP
I’M SURE TO BE
Track Name: He'll be a Prince
DOG GROOMER
HE’LL BE A PRINCE IN THIS GREAT LAND
RECEPTIONIST
HE’LL JUMP THE FENCE AND RUN AS FAR
AS HE CAN
GABRIELLA
HE’LL GAIN SOME SENSE AND BE A FRIEND
TO MAN
WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY HAS HE
DOG GROOMER
I SEE HIM IN A HOUSE SO GRAND
RECEPTIONIST
I SEE HIM RUNNING WITH A VISCOUS
BAND
GABRIELLA
I SEE HIM SITTING ON A BEACH BEING
FANNED
JUST A WORLD OF POSSIBILITY
THREE LADIES
THERE IS SOMETHING IN HIS EYES SO
BROWN HIS FACE IT REALLY SEEMS TO
(MORE)
62
THREE LADIES (CONT'D)
GLOW HE
HAS THAT CERTAIN BIT OF JE NE SAIS
QUIOS YOU
KNOW IT SHOWS
I CAN’T IMAGINE HOW HIS LIFE HAS
BEEN
BUT I CAN SEE HIM STARTING OVER AGAIN
HIS FUTURE WAITS WITH OPEN ARMS
CUS NOW HE’S FREE TO BE HAPPY
HE’LL WIN
DOG GROOMER
I’LL BET HE MAKES IT ON THE STAGE
RECEPTIONIST
I’LL BET HE’S CAUGHT AND ENDS UP IN
A CAGE
GABRIELLA
I’LL BET HE’S IN A NOVEL THAT'll BE
THE RAGE
HE’S TOP DOG OF POPULARITY
DOG GROOMER
THIS DOG WILL JUMP THROUGH HOOPS
WITH EASE
RECEPTIONIST
THIS DOG WILL END UP WITH A THOUSAND
FLEAS
GABRIELLA
THIS DOG WILL BRING THE WORLD RIGHT
TO ITS KNEES
WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY HAS HE
THREE LADIES
THERE IS SOMETHING IN HIS EYES SO
BROWN
HIS FACE IT REALLY SEEMS TO GLOW
HE HAS THAT CERTAIN BIT OF JE NE
SAIS QUIOS
YOU KNOW IT SHOWS
I CAN’T IMAGINE HOW HIS LIFE HAS
BEEN
BUT I CAN SEE HIM STARTING OVER AGAIN
HIS FUTURE WAITS WITH OPEN ARMS CUS
NOW HE’S FREE TO BE HAPPY
HE’LL WIN
Track Name: When Love is at Hand
GABRIELLA
I TURN AWAY WHEN LOVE IS AT HAND
I TURN AWAY WHEN I CAN I WAIT FOR
THE DAY WHEN MY LOVE’S AWAKE
AND I’LL LET IN THAT PERFECT MAN
MY HEART HAS STEPPED ASIDE FOR NOW
MY EYES AREN’T OPEN WIDE
MY SENSES ARE TURNED TO LOW
AND I’M ALL SHUT DOWN INSIDE
DOG GROOMER
WHERE IS ALL HER COURAGE
WHERE IS ALL HER PRIDE
SHE’S HAD FEAR FOR THE LONGEST TIME
SINCE SHE HAD FALLEN OFF THE RIDE
GABRIELLA
WHERE IS ALL MY COURAGE
WHERE IS ALL MY PRIDE
I’VE HAD FEAR FOR THE LONGEST TIME
SINCE I HAD FALLEN OFF THE RIDE OH
LOOK I’M AGING NOW
OH JUST LOOK HOW FAST
OH THIS LOOK DOESN’T LOOK THE SAME
(MORE)
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GABRIELLA (CONT'D)
AS I GAZE INTO MY PAST
SEE THE TEAR DROPS FALLING NOW
SEE YOU’RE NOT HAVING FUN
SEE THE LIFE THAT IS LEAVING ME
I NEED TO END THE RUN
DOG GROOMER
WHERE IS ALL HER COURAGE
WHERE IS ALL HER PRIDE
SHE’S HAD FEAR FOR THE LONGEST TIME
SINCE SHE HAD FALLEN OFF THE RIDE
GABRIELLA
WHERE IS ALL MY COURAGE
WHERE IS ALL MY PRIDE
I’VE HAD FEAR FOR THE LONGEST TIME
SINCE I HAD FALLEN OFF THE RIDE
Track Name: Canine Game
The Tango.
SHEP (CONT'D)
HERE AM I REALLY GREAT GUY
ENGAGING ALL THAT I SEE SO HUMBILY
THAT'S ME
YOUR HEART IS MY GAIN
IT'S FUTILE TO STRAIN
A SWEET LITTLE FAWN WHO'S NOW MY
PAWN
IN MY OWN CANINE GAME
THIS GIRL A PRECIOUS SOUL IN THIS
WORLD
INTO HER FEARS SHE IS HURLED
HER UNKNOWN UNFURLED
IN MY OWN CANINE GAME
YOU SEE I AM DRAWN LIKE THE FLEA
TO CANINES IN NEED
OF MY INSTINCT TO LEAD
THIS WAY I MUST BE
I RISE TO THE CALL
THEN I'LL GIVE IT MY ALL
WHEN YOUR CHIPS ARE SO LOW
IT'S HIP HIP AWAY THAT I GO
I'LL LEND YOU MY EAR
I'LL WIPE OFF YOUR TEAR
ILL PULL YOU IN NEAR
WITH A SMILE SO CLEARLY SO SINCERE
YOU SEE THE TRUE SIDE OF ME
TAKE ME NOW AS YOUR MATE
KNOWING IT IS YOUR FATE
THAT IS HOW IT MUST BE
Track Name: My Active Stare
DAN (CONT'D)
I JUST SAW THE GIRL I’D LOVE TO
I JUST SAW THE GIRL I WANT TO
I JUST SAW HER STANDING THERE TODAY
MY ATTENTION GRASPING ME
NOTHING ELSE THAT I CAN SEE
SHE IS PERFECT AS CAN BE FOR ME
WITH THE WIND BREEZING THROUGH HER
HAIR
WHAT A VISION OVER THERE
SHE MAY SPOT MY ACTIVE STARE
FROM HERE
Gabriella revealed from inside the kitchen, begins her part
of the song here. Dan continues and they
from here on out
GABRIELLA
I JUST SAW THE BOY I’D LOVE TO
I JUST SAW THE BOY I WANT TO
I JUST SAW HIM STANDING THERE TODAY
MY ATTENTION GRASPING ME
NOTHING ELSE THAT I CAN SEE
HE IS PERFECT AS CAN BE FOR ME
WITH THE WIND BREEZING THROUGH HIS
HAIR
WHAT A VISION OVER THERE
HE MAY SPOT MY ACTIVE STARE FROM
HERE
DAN & GABRIELLA
TELEPATHICALLY SYSTEMATICALLY
HE’S EMPHATICALLY GLANCING SHYLY
CHARISMATICALLY ENIGMATICALLY
CALCULATINGLY MAKES HIS WAY TO ME
WITH HIS EYES SO BLUE
AND HE’S SO TALL TO HEAVEN MADE HIM
JUST TO HOLD ME WITH HIS EYES SO
BLUE AND HE’S SO TALL TO
HEAVEN MADE HIM JUST FOR ME TO HOLD
DAN
ALL MY SENSES TURNED TO HIGH
AS SHE SLOWLY PASSES BY
TELLING ME THAT I SHOULD TRY THIS
DAY
WITH THE WIND BREEZING THROUGH HER
(MORE)
sing a duet
75
DAN (CONT'D)
HAIR
SUCH A VISION OVER THERE
SHE MAY SPOT MY ACTIVE STARE FROM
HERE
GABRIELLA
I JUST SAW THE BOY I'D LOVE FOR ME
DAN
SHE MAY SPOT ME IF SHE CAUGHT ME
WOULD IT STOP ME TURNING AWAY
SHE MAY SPOT ME IF SHE CAUGHT ME
WOULD IT STOP ME RUNNING AWAY
GABRIELLA
HE'S PERFECT AS CAN BE
DAN
AWAY
Track Name: Jasmine in the Breeze
DAN
YOUR IMAGE REMAINS LIKE
THE JASMINE IN THE BREEZE
COOL NIGHT LONG EVENING
WAITING UP UNTIL DAYLIGHT
JUST DREAMING TOGETHER
YOUR FACE IT JUST SEEMED RIGHT
I’M LONGING FOR SHELTER
FROM SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST THE
TREES
LIKE WARM KISSES AT THE BREAK OF
DAWN
LIKE BEING LOST AND SEEING MY WAY
HOME
MY WAY HOME WITH YOU WITH YOU I SEE
THE FUTURE AM I DREAMING OF THINGS
THAT WILL NOT BE A PARTNER A LOVER A
HAPPY FAMILY
I SEE JUST WHAT I MUST DO
RELEASE MY HEART FROM YOU
A DOORWAY IT’S CLOSING NOW
I’LL LOCK IT UP ON YOU
I KNOW NOW I UNDERSTAND
THAT GAMES YOU PLAY YOU OFTEN LOOSE
INSTEAD OF TAKING TIME TO CHOOSE
WHAT REALLY MATTERS AFTER ALL
WHAT REALLY MATTERS AFTER ALL
AFTER ALL
MY COURSE NOW IS BRIGHTLY LIT
A BEAM FROM HEAVEN’S LIGHT JUST HIT
NEW DOORWAY IT’S OPEN NOW
WE BOTH ARE WALKING THROUGH
JUST DREAMING TOGETHER
YOUR FACE IT JUST SEEMED RIGHT
I’M LONGING FOR SHELTER
IT’S SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST THE
TREES
LIKE WARM KISSES AT THE BREAK OF
DAWN
LIKE BEING LOST AND SEEING MY WAY
HOME
MY WAY HOME WITH YOU WITH YOU
I SEE THE FUTURE
Track Name: I Wonder Reprise
song
SHEP & SHEA
OH WHAT A GREAT FACE FOR A POOCH
JUST IMAGINE THOSE CHOPS IN A SMOOCH
SHEP
SHE’S THE LOVELIEST
SHEA
HE’S THE DASHINEST
SHEP
SHE’S THE CUDDLIEST
SHEA
HE'S THE SMASHINEST
SHEP
SHE’S THE PRANCINEST
SHEA
HE’S THE ROYALEST
SHEP
SHE’S THE DANCINEST
SHEA
HE'S THE LOYALEST
SHEP & SHEA
SHE’S-HE'S THE PERFECTEST CANINE
AROUND
Track Name: Fulfill a Heart Reprise
(CHORUS)
WHEN SOMEONE NEEDS SOMEONE TO FULFILL
A HEART
WHEN ANOTHER NEEDS ANOTHER TO GIVE
THEM A START HEARTACHE AND LONELINESS
SOON DISAPPEAR
UNCONDITIONAL LOYALTY REPLACES FEAR
SO LISTEN UP CHILDREN A MORAL TO
KNOW
THIS STORY OF HOPE AND OF LOVE IT
WILL SHOW
THAT ALL IS NOT LOST WHEN THE WORLD’S
(MORE)
81
(CHORUS) (CONT'D)
COLD AND GREY
CUZ THE THOUGHTS THAT YOU HOLD ON TO
MAY COME TRUE ONE DAY