Come right on OVERTURE
and I’ll tell you THE BALLAD OF BOBBY MCSTONE.
As a kid, Bobby is SO
STRANGE that his dad becomes worried that he won’t fit in and
takes it upon himself to try and change him. Bobby’s mom writes
her husband a warning song, threatening to leave him if he doesn’t
learn to accept and support Bobby, and promising that if that happens,
she will get CUSTODY.
Then Bobby sings LOVE
SONG FOR MY PARENTS, in hopes that it will bring his family
It works, and his parents
tell him "IT'S UP TO YOU, NOW BOBBY." Then Bobby’s
dad pulls him aside and admits, "YOU’RE DADDY USED TO BE A ROCKER."
School starts, and Bobby’s
SHOOTING FOR B’S.
He starts jamming with some
friends from school, and pretty soon he realizes, "hey, WE’RE
Bobby writes an original
tune for his final presentation in music class, taught by the sinister
MRS. BELL, and when it is over she delivers a speech tearing
him apart, and belittling his talent and mocking his dedication.
Bobby is mentally scarred, and is still reeling from the effect
on GRADUATION DAY.
After school, Bobby decides
to just play covers in a BAR
BAND, and not pursue his own music.
Walking down the street one
day, Bobby sees Mrs. Bell, and after receiving a lecture, has to
tell her too late to WATCH OUT FOR THAT BUS.
After watching Mrs. Bell
die, something in Bobby’s mind is released, and his heart is filled
with one goal: I WANT TO ROCK!
Bobby starts a new band with
his old friends, and soon he writes his first philosophical song,
Bobby meets a wonderful girl
and realizes that LOVE IS. He tries playing classic old songs
for her, but they don’t fully describe his feelings, so he writes
her a BRAND NEW LOVE SONG.
A recording of that song
gets on the radio, and soon the record companies want Bobby McStone
and the Stony Express to SIGN, SIGN, SIGN. When Bobby starts
asking about artistic control and publishing rights, the greasy
record company man comes out and tells him there is NO ALTERNATIVE
Bobby leaves and says, "Fuck
them, I’m gonna DO IT MYSELF." He releases an album, and
a song called "Play Guitar Now" gets picked up by radio, and they
make a video for it, and next thing you know it’s #4 WITH A BULLET.