Meant To Be Yours – Kevin Murphy

Meant To Be Yours

JD (spoken):
All is forgiven baby! Come on, get dressed. You’re my date to the pep rally tonight!

You chucked me out like I was trash,
For that you should be dead—
But! But! But!
Then it hit me like a flash,
What if high school went away instead’
Those assholes are the key!
They’re keeping you away from me!
They made you blind, messed up your mind
But I can set you free!

You left me and I fell apart,
I punched the wall and cried—
Bam! Bam! Bam!
Then I found you changed my heart and set loose all that truthful shit inside!
And so I built a bomb
Tonight our school is Vietnam!
Let’s guarantee they’ll never see their senior prom!

I was meant to be yours!
We were meant to be one!
Don’t give up on me now!
Finish what we’ve begun!
I was mean to be yours!

So when the high school gym goes boom with everyone inside—
Pchw! Pchw! Pchw!
In the rubble of their tomb
We’ll plant this note explaining why they died!

We, the students of Westerburg High
Will die. Our burnt bodies may finally get through
To you. Your society churns out slaves and blanks
No thanks. Signed the Students of Westerburg High

JD (sung):
We’ll watch the smoke poor out the doors.
Bring marshmallows,
We’ll make s’mores!
We can smile and cuddle while the fire roars!

I was meant to be yours!
We were meant to be one!
I can’t make this alone!
Finish what we’ve begun!
You were meant to be mine!
I am all that you need!
You carved open my heart!
Can’t just leave me to bleed!

Veronica, open the—open the door, please’
Veronica, open the door.
Veronica, can we not fight anymore’
Please, can we not fight anymore’
Veronica, sure, you’re scared,
I’ve been there. I can set you free!
Veronica, don’t make me come in there!
I’m gonna count to three!
(Spoken) One! Two! Fuck it!

Oh my God! ‘No! ‘Veronica’!
Please don’t leave me alone’
You were all I could trust’
I can’t do this alone’

Still I will if I must!

About Kevin Murphy

Screenwriter, television producer, lyricist, and composer Kevin Murphy is best known for his work on shows such as Desperate Housewives, Reaper, and Caprica, as well as for adapting two cult classic films into musical satires. After first demonstrating his cunning lyricism with Reefer Madness, he secured a proper stage hit with Heathers, whose London production resulted in an acclaimed cast recording. His versatility across multiple genres and creative outlets has allowed him to build a colorful and diverse career.

Following his graduation from Madison, New Jersey’s Drew University with a theater arts degree, Murphy headed to Los Angeles to wait tables for a year before landing his first staff writing position. It wasn’t long before Murphy began writing for a number of different networks and series in the 1990s, ranging from animation (The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog) to family shows (TV adaptations of Weird Science and Honey I Shrunk the Kids) to romantic comedy-dramas (Get Real, Ed). In addition to writing the lyrics and book for Reefer Madness, Murphy also collaborated with longtime friend and composer Dan Studney on several stage shows. A film version of Reefer Madness was released by Showtime in 2005 after a run in Los Angeles. They won an Emmy Award for music and lyrics for their song “Mary Jane/Mary Jane” from the Showtime version.

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