Songs
A Full Life
Is This Love?

Leah Horowitz sings "Is This Love?"
Leah Horowitz sings


Is this love? Is this how it starts?
With drinks and stories, sprinkled with laughs?
I can't believe it's happ'ning, it's not true.
I'm through with love, I know it won't last.
 
(Chorus)
Yet when you smile I forget my wiles
and the aching deep in my heart.
Is it true? Is it you?
Or is this just another false start?
 
I nearly told you all I know.
I nearly told the secrets in my heart.
But love'll betray me, if I trust you.
I'm through with men, I know they don't last.
 
(Chorus)
Yet when you smile I forget my wiles
and the aching deep in my heart.
Is it true? Is it you?
Or is this just another false start?
Screwed

Sam Van Ness (Vladimir, below) and Michael Johnston (Sam) sing "Screwed"
Sam Van Ness sings


Sam:
Vladimir:
Sam:
Vladimir:
Sam:


Vladimir:
I guess I'm one of the millions of fools
You're screwed!    Together: We're screwed!
Following all of the millions of rules.
You're screwed!    Together: We're screwed!
I turn up to work every day on the dot
and do all the dirtiest jobs in my slot
but when I'm caught trying to better my lot . . .
You're screwed!    Together: We're screwed!
 
Sam:







 
I work like hell to stay in place
and scrape for every dime.
But none of the desp'rate moves I make
can change the bottom line.
The more the money I make,
the more the creditors take;
just when I think I've got ahead
I have to pay more bills instead.
 
(Chorus)
Chorus:

Vladimir:
Chorus:
Sam:
Chorus:
Vlad/Sam:
Chorus:


All:

 

We're screwed, no matter what we do.
We're screwed, they shaft us through and through.
While we twist and turn,
We're screwed!
They've got money to burn.
We're screwed!
While we scrape and scour
We're screwed!
They pay cents on the hour
And do all in their power
To keep us subdued.
 
Vladimir:
Sam:
Vladimir:
Sam:
Vladimir:


Sam:
 
I decided to go out and work for myself
You're screwed!    Together: We're screwed!
I thought I'd be able to gather some wealth.
You're screwed!    Together: We're screwed!
Because I worked hard I became a success
but all of my paperwork got in a mess
I paid out in tax every dollar, no less!
You're screwed!    Together: We're screwed!
 
Vladimir:







 
It used to be we paid our dues
so we could earn more gold.
The rules have changed, they win, we lose,
we're left out in the cold.
The boss is making a killing,
I'm barely making a living.
The only time I'll get ahead
is when I'm in my coffin, dead.
 
(Chorus)
All:
Chorus:
All:
Chorus:
Vladimir:
Chorus:
Sam:
Chorus:
Vladimir:
Chorus:


All:
 

We're screwed!
No matter what we do.
We're screwed!
They shaft us through and through.
While we twist and turn,
We're screwed!
They've got money to burn.
We're screwed!
While we scrape and scour
We're screwed!
They pay cents on the hour
And do all in their power
To keep us subdued.
 
(Envoi)
All:
Sam:
All:
Vladimir:
All:
Vladimir:
All:
 

Screwed!
The boss is making a killing,
Screwed!
We're barely making a living.
The only time we'll get ahead
is when we're in our coffins
DEAD!


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