Octet - Fugue State Lyrics

2019 A Chamber Choir Musical
Octet the Musical - Fugue State Lyrics


Music and lyrics by Dave Malloy.

HENRY & ED:
I have a joke
I want to tell it to everyone
But yesterday
There was a tragedy
And so my joke
Must wait

PAULA & MARVIN:
I have a video
It is a very funny
Ha ha ha video
So funny
That I played it at a party
And then the party
Became a video party

JESSICA & VELMA:
Yesterday I heard someone
Somewhere did something
Somewhat awful

JESSICA, VELMA & PAULA:
Are you outraged?
Are you outraged?

TOBY & MARVIN:
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ALL:
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JESSICA, PAULA, MARVIN & ED:
Obsessive
Compulsive
Disorder

VELMA & KARLY:
Oh, no no no

JESSICA, PAULA, MARVIN & ED:
Obsessive
Compulsive
Disorder

VELMA & KARLY:
Oh, no no no no-no

ALL:
Obsessive
Compulsive
Disorder

VELMA & KARLY:
Oh, no no no

ALL:
Obsessive
Compulsive
Disorder

VELMA & KARLY:
Oh, no no no

HENRY & ED:
I have a black jpeg
I have it saved to my desktop

HENRY, ED, JESSICA & PAULA:
When I am feeling bad
I take the black jpeg

HENRY, ED, VELMA & KARLY:
That is saved to my desktop

MEN:
And upload it to my avatar’s profile picture

ALL:
I have a black jpeg
I have it saved to my desktop
When I am feeling bad
I take the black jpeg
That is saved to my desktop
And upload it to my avatar’s profile picture

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ED:
I got the best format
For an opinion
The best format
Is not all caps

Though sometimes that can feel good

ED & MARVIN:
​But lowercase ​​and no punctuation
Thats the way to go

WOMEN:
I got an opinion for you

MEN:
Lowercase ​and no punctuation
That means you feel it ​in your soul

ALL:
​This this this

JESSICA:
If you want a lot of attention
Think of an obviously ungood action
That persists among people
You have nothing to do with
Make fun of them
Post their ungood action
Say “How can they do this?
This ungood action?”

Feel how your brain sizzles
As you feed the monster

HENRY:
Please let me preface this by saying:
I am a blank
I am not a blank
That is not my experience
This is my experience
This is how I walk through the world

Please let me preface this by saying

That I will check my privilege at the door

TOBY:
Door

MARVIN:
Door

PAULA:
Door

JESSICA:
Door

KARLY:
Well I would love to pay attention to you
But I simply can’t
I might have an invite
I might have a coupon
I might have a snippet
There might be a morsel or a nugget
A factoid, a zinger
A recap, a blurb
Why there might be a tidbit!
I simply must check my tidbits
What if there’s a pause?
What if there’s a lull?
At dinner, at a movie
My god, even at the theater!

MARVIN:
I have an argument
I have the most perfect argument
You have ever heard
The most devastating
Completely demolishing
Argument

It is an elegant straight line
Piercing and sharp
With a slight lavender scent

It impales your steel hull
And injects a flood of syrup logic
In your mind
Until you are saturated
With my argument
And you don’t know
How anyone
Could have ever thought
Anything ever
Not this

TOBY:
I found the secret
I found the secret
It is at
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TOBY & MARVIN:
Click

HENRY & ED:
Click

JESSICA & PAULA:
Swipity swipe

VELMA & KARLY:
Diggity clickity check

ALL:
Checkity checkity checkity checkity
Checkity checkity checkity

VELMA:
Click

When we say “in real life”
This is a lie to protect us
It is all real
It is all real life

ALL:
I am obsessed with my email
I am obsessed with my status
I am obsessed with my updates
I am obsessed with my game
I am obsessed with my numbers
I am obsessed with my markets
I am obsessed with my profile
I am obsessed with my news
I am obsessed with my notifications
I am obsessed with my social justice
I am obsessed with my pornography
I am obsessed with my code

I am obsessed with my monster
I am obsessed with my self
I am obsessed with my monster
I am obsessed with my self
I am obsessed with my monster
I am obsessed with my

Ha ha!



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