A Strange Loop - Today Lyrics

2019 Off-Broadway
A Strange Loop the Musical - Today Lyrics


USHER:
I am a Disney usher
I'm barely scraping by
My discontentment comes in many shapes and sizes
When I wake up each morning
I tell myself to try
I tell myself that I will make no compromises

Today...

A meeting with my landlord
Who makes me miss my train
And I smell awful cause there is no time to shower
I plaster on a smile
Pretend I have no brain
Make nice with asshole tourists hour after hour

Today...
Today, I plan to change my whole life forever

THOUGHT: (spoken)
Usher, surprise! How you doin'?
It's your daily self-loathing!
I had some time to kill,
So I thought I'd stop by to remind
You just how truly worthless you are!

Hey Usher, how you doin'?
It's your financial faggotry and ooh, child!
Do you have a second to discuss this situation
With Shitty Bank Student Loans?

USHER:
Rewrite that shitty lyric
To make the ending land
Condense the repetition to its most essential
Define a formal structure
So people understand
Pull out the stops to show the story's full potential

Today...
Today, I plan to change this show for the better

THOUGHT: (spoken)
Usher? Hi, babe. I'm with corporate niggatry,
Just checking in to see if you were ready to invest in Cookie,
Lucious, the Beyhive, the Stellar Awards,
Or Wakanda Forever so we can finally
Get you into something unapologetically black

Usher, as supervisor of your sexual ambivalence,
You can rest assured that
I've sealed the gates of your body
And mind so that nothing can get inside
Your shitty butthole until you give the word

USHER:
I want to break the cycle
That's so ingrained in me
But change comes way too slow and I am in a hurry
There's all of this rejection
Which brings such misery
But with my white girl music, I drown out the flurry of

Today...

I am a Disney usher
I'm barely scraping by
My discontentment comes in many shapes and sizes
When I wake up each morning
I tell myself to try
I tell myself that I will make no compromises

So days like this just get me
I hate days like today
Days when I face myself, but see the same reflection
Someone who's stuck rewriting
And stuck in his own way
Someone who has to edit every imperfection

Today...
Today I plan to change myself

THOUGHT: (spoken)
Okay, girl. Whatever



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