The Biting Mute

by Joe Ozier

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This is the soundtrack for my next new musical. The actors will be singing to this music as they tell the story of the biting mute's life story and the challenges she faces with her biting curse. This was inspired by the Mute in the musical The Fantastiks, and was developed to be performed for the Fresno Rogue Festival.

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released October 3, 2014

Joe Ozier and Jeff Lantz

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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: My Story
MUTE SINGING
MY STORY IS BIT UNIQUE TO SAY THE
LEAST. A MUTE ONE DAY, THEN ANOTHER
DAY A BEAST. A TALE THAT SOME BELIEVE
IS TRUE! SO HERE'S THE DIRT ON THE
BITING MUTE, I NEED TO BITE, UNTIL I
FIND MYSELF DECEASED. FOR YEARS I
WRESTLED TO RESTRAIN, MY GNAWING
URGE TO BITE, THOSE WHO WANT TO GET
TOO CLOSE, I KNOW IT ISN'T RIGHT. I
NEARLY WENT INSANE MY FRIENDS, I
CAN'T IMAGINE WHY. WILL I HAVE THIS
CURSE OF MINE, UNTIL THE DAY I DIE?
AS THE TIMES THEY KEPT A CHANGIN',
IN THESE SCENES OF MY DISGUISE. ALL
THOSE BITES OF IN-DISCRETION, JUST
TO KEEP FROM MY DEMISE, MY DEMISE.
BUT THERE COULD BE A LESSON HERE,
THAT MAY BE USEFUL TOO, OR WILL THE
MUTE PASS ON THE CURSE, TO SOMEONE
MAYBE YOU?
Track Name: Parrot in a Cage
MUTE SINGERS
WHEN SHE'S PUSHED AND WHEN SHE'S
POKED, LIKE AN PARROT IN A CAGE.
AND IS OFFERED UP A FINGER,
One of the kids pokes her and gets bit and the other pushes
her into a conga line with her in the lead.
MUTE SINGERS (CONT'D)
THAT SHE CLENCH'S IN A RAGE. POLLY
WANT A CRACKER, SPEAK NOW BIRDY SPEAK.
IT WASN'T SO PERTY! IN FACT, IT'S
PERTY WEAK. SHE ACTUALLY THOUGHT
SHE WAS FINALLY MAD. THAT SHE'D
MENTALLY CRACKED LIKE THAT WALNUT
SHE HAD.
Track Name: This Thing That I Am
MUTE SINGING
THIS THING THAT I AM, AND THE MORE
I ADMIT, HAVING THOUGHT TIME TO TIME,
HERE AND THERE, QUITE A BIT.
(MORE)
LIGHT CUE-B IN
MUTE SINGING (CONT'D)
MY COMPASSIONATE SIDE, REALLY WANTS
TO COME THROUGH, BUT BELIEVE YOU ME
HONEY, NOT EASY TO DO.
(Sinatra out)
I WANTED TO SPEAK, I YEARNED TO BE
CLEAR. BUT THE SOUNDS OF MY SOUL,
HAD A FILTER RIGHT HERE.
Track Name: Small Frightened Child
MUTE SINGING
JUST IMAGINE IF YOU WILL, A SMALL
FRIGHTENED CHILD, YEARNING TO CRY
OUT, OR TO EVEN CRY. SEEING THE
WORRY, IN MY MOMMY'S EYES, SHE WOULD
JUST ROCK ME, AND SING LULLABIES. I
STAYED IN HER ARMS, SOMETIMES THROUGH
THE NIGHT, OR UNTIL WHEN SHE THOUGHT,
IT WOULD ALL BE ALRIGHT. SHE COULD
HAVE JUST SIMPLY, SHAKEN OFF THOSE
THOUGHTS, BUT INSTEAD SHE WAS TAKIN',
TO SHAKIN' ME LOTS. TO UTTER A WORD,
OH SHE TRIED HER BEST, AND KEPT RIGHT
ON MISUNDERSTANDING ME AT BEST. OH,
MISUNDERSTANDING ME.
Track Name: Baby Mute
MUTE SINGERS
THE BABY MUTE IS BORN WITH TEETH,
SHE GNAWS AND CHEWS AND BITES. BUT
WHEN SHE BITES SHE QUICKLY FINDS,
THAT SHE'S NOT VERY LIKED. AS SHE
GROWS SHE QUICKLY KNOWS, SHE'S JUST
NOT LIKE THE REST,
AND THOSE AROUND HER QUICKLY SEE , SHE'S RARELY AT HER BEST.
A MUTED GIRL IN A CHATTY WORLD
SHE'LL HAVE TO TAKE MORE HEAT,
IF SHE DON'T TALK INSTEAD OF BITE,
SHE'LLHAVE TO BE LIGHT ON HER FEET.
Track Name: I Am Shocked
NANNY
I AM GOING TO HAVE TO TELL, ABOUT
THOSE TEETH YOU USE, AND SHOW YOUR
MOM THE RESULTS OF, YOUR MENTAL BITE
ISSUES. I AM SHOCKED AT WHAT I SEE,
AND I CAN'T IGNORE THIS BITE, YOU
CANNOT GET AWAY WITH THIS, ASSAULTING
ISN'T RIGHT. YOU MUSN'T KEEP THIS
THING ALIVE, IF YOU HOPE TO MAKE IT
THROUGH, A LIFE WITH RULES OF RIGHT
AND WRONG....OF THINGS YOU CAN PURSUE
AND CANNOT DO.
Track Name: Alarming Traits
AS THE CHILD BEGINS TO GROW, ALARMING
TRAITS BEGIN TO SHOW, WILL SHE MANAGE
TO MAKE HER ENDS MEET. WITH SOME
BAD ATTITUDE, AND UNSTABLY VIEWED,
SHE FINDS HOW TO MAKE HER OWN HEAT.
Track Name: Couldn't Stop If She Tried
MUTE SINGERS
NOW THE MUTE LEAVES PUBERTY, SHE'S
NOW A MUTE ADULT, AND WILL SHE MOVE
INTO MAINSTREAM, OR SLIP INTO A CULT?
WILL SHE GO FROM BAD TO GOOD, IT'S
TIME TO NOW DECIDE, BUT LITTLE DOES
THE MUTE GIRL KNOW, SHE COULDN'T
STOP IF SHE TRIED. NO, SHE COULDN'T
STOP IF SHE TRIED! NO SHE COULDN'T
STOP IF SHE TRIED NO NO NO COULDN'T
STOP.
Track Name: Why In The Hell
BOYFRIEND
WHY IN THE HELL DO YOU ALWAYS BITE,
WHEN WE EXPRESS OUR LOVE? SHOW ME
MORE YOUR GENTLE WAY, AND HERE PUT
ON THIS GLOVE. LET US DO THE NATURAL
THINGS, THAT ALL GOOD LOVERS DO, AND
LET US DO THOSE BETTER THINGS
LIKE...DAMN IT LET'S JUST SCREW!
Track Name: That's Mine
BOYFRIEND SINGING
CAREFUL DEAR, BE CAREFUL! PERHAPS
JUST A NIBBLE IS FINE. OH YEA, THAT'S
GOOD RIGHT THERE MY GIRL. NO, NO
OUUUUCH THAT'S MINE!
Track Name: Get Some Help
BOYFRIEND SINGING
OH DEAR GOD, YOU GOTTA GET SOME HELP.
I'M HEADED FOR THE DOOR. GOOD-BYE
FOREVER, YOU SHOULD GET SOME HELP!
I CAN'T LOVE YOU NO MORE!
Track Name: Now He's Gone
LIGHT CUE-A OUT
LIGHT CUE-C IN
MUTE SINGERS
NOW HE'S GONE SHE MADE HER STAND, TO
BITE SHE CAN'T CONTROL. IT'S TAKING
ROOT NOW IN HER MIND, AND IN HER
HEART AND SOUL.
SHE NOW ACCEPTS HER
DESTINY, HER PLACE IN SPACE AND TIME,
(MORE)
MUTE SINGERS (CONT'D)
SHE'LL BE THAT FREAK OF NATURE NOW,
THAT SHYS FROM ALL MANKIND.
Track Name: Loving Her Is Wrong
MUTE SINGERS
WHEN LOVING HER IS WRONG, AND HIS
PAIN WON'T GO AWAY, CAN HIS WOUNDS
BEGIN TO HEAL, OR WILL THEY ALWAYS
STAY THAT WAY.
MUTE SINGERS (CONT'D)
AND WHAT CAN A POOR MUTE DO, TO GET
LIGHT CUE-OUT
OUT OF THE FRAY, TO TO EVOLVE HER PATHETIC LIFESTYLE
AND NOT JUST THROW IT ALL AWAY
Track Name: Her Urge To Chew
MUTE SINGERS
WE WONDER WHAT THE MUTE WILL DO,
WHEN SHE CAN'T STOP HER URGE TO CHEW,
WHERE CAN HER VICTIMS GO FROM HERE,
WITH MISSING LIMBS AND THOUGHTS OF
FEAR?...WHILE RUNNING AWAY ALL WHILE
RUNNING AWAY!
Track Name: The Leopard Inside
MUTE SINGERS
CAN THE MUTE LEARN FROM HER PAST,
LESSONS THAT SHE HOPES WILL LAST,
CAN SHE TRULY EMBRACE HER LEOPARD
INSIDE? WILL THE CURSE OF HER ANCIENT
TIME, KEEP THE MUTE IN AN ANCIENT BIND, OR
WILL SHE PASS OFF THE CURSE SHE
CARRIES INSIDE?
Track Name: The Curse of the Biting Mute
MUTE SINGERS AND CAST
SO THERE'S THE DIRT ON THE BITING
MUTE, AND ALL OF IT QUITE TRUE, SHE
HAS AN ANCIENT URGE TO BITE, ONTO
SOMEONE LIKE YOU. FOR YEARS SHE HAD
THE URGE TO BITE, AND KEEP NO-ONE
TOO CLOSE, KNOWING THEY'LL JUST GET
A NIP, SHE BIT THOSE SHE LOVED MOST.
AT FIRST SHE WANTED TO PASS THIS
EARTH, AND JUST BE LEFT ALONE. SHE
NEARLY WENT INSANE MY FRIENDS, WITHOUT
HER KNOWING WHY, UNTIL SHE LET THE
URGE TAKE HER, TAKE HER DO OR DIE.
BUT THERE COULD BE A LESSON HERE,
THAT MAY BE USEFUL TOO.
BUT WILL THE MUTE PASS ON THE CURSE
SOMEONE MAYBE YOU
AS YOU JUDGE HER FAMOUS EPISODES,
THAT LED TO HER SURPRISE. THAT ALL
THOSE BITES OF IN-DISCRETION, ON
THOSE NECKS WERE GLOBAL WIDE.
BUT THERE COULD BE A LESSON HERE,
THAT MAY BE USEFUL TOO, OR WILL THE
MUTE PASS ON THE CURSE, TO SOMEONE
MAYBE YOU?
OR WILL THIS MUTE PASS ON HER CURSE
TO SOMEONE MAYBE YOU
THE CURSE OF THE BITING MUTE