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 back together.
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 A BAND."
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
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, PLAY GUITAR NOW.
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.