ACT II-

Scene 1-

Marc: New day, new light. I have confidence.

I will not get nervous. I will get it right.

(Through the hallways)

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Lamond: Get out of my way

Valentine: Watch where you're going

Marc: Give me your fate

Ruin the seeds I'm sewing

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Marc: That's what they do

People are so cruel

How can you treat me this way

How can a man not have a say

All I want to do is right

They pick on my because I'm shy

(In the Commons standing under a light)

Cordell: Now break open this light

Marc: And If I don't comply

Cordell: I'll punch you in the eye

Marc: I'd like to see you try

(Punch)

Cordell: What? You gonna cry?

Marc: I'm thinking 'why can't I kill this guy'

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Marc: Leave me alone

Leave my life be

I wish they can know

What I can see

Look in my eyes

Past the tears that go by

Do you see my disguise

Do you see what I hide

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Peaceful atmospheres

Can coat the bad frontiers

Hope you liked it here

The world with so much fear

My pain under the surface

Now you do you still think its worth it

Don't tell me its not , I've already heard it

You're helping yourself, you're killing my soul

I've given you power

I've given control

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Don't tell me what I am

Because you don't know who you are

So why bother proving you can't get very far

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Narrow it from here

Tears are dropped in here

Lies are spilled in here

Souls are killed in here

Souls are killed in here

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Leave me alone

Leave my life be

I wish they can know

What I can see

Look in my eyes

Past the tears that go by

Do you see my disguise

Do you see what I hide

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Narrow it from here

Tears are dropped in here

Lies are spilled in here

Souls are killed in here

Souls are killed in here

Narrow it from here

Tears are dropped in here

Lies are spilled in here

Souls are killed in here

Souls are killed in here

Scene 2-

(Marc catches up with Curt and August)

Curt: Hey Marc. Walk with me. We have history, right?

Marc: The light. That fight.

Curt: Forget about the sight of the losers, please don't be intimidated. Your eye!

Marc: I'm so degraded. That light was fading, breaking.

Who am I to put it out of its misery.

Curt: Lights don't feel, lights don't see.

Marc: But don't you see, we rely on them.

Curt: Please listen to me. Forget about this. Forget about them. And let's go to history.

Marc: I detest that class. I won't ever go fast.

August: Fast is relative. When life is longlived.

Appreciate the minutes and the days

Don't let your seconds slip away.

Marc: Nevertheless in disarray.

August: Hey, you're shaking again.

Marc: Remember me, my friend. Here I go again.

(Runs out of the classroom and wanders the hallways)

Marc: Release myself from you.

That's all I gotta do.

You parasitic pathetic animal, you will lose.

I can do this. I know I can.

Release your self from my name.

My friends all believe in me.

Now get over this agony.

I'm looking at them, they believe I can.

Forget the selfish animals.

Pathetic and nothing animals.

Your proving yourself they can conquer you.

Is that what you want them to do.

No I don't think I can.

Oh, god, make it end.

Narrow it from here

Tears are dropped in here

Lies are spilled in here

Souls are killed in here

Souls are killed in here

(Returns to calculator)

Marc: I guess not.

August: Hang in there.

Marc: I can't.

Scene 3-

August: If you create it, you can stop it. Believe that you can stop it

Tempest: And with that you will stop it.

Cosme: Just stop it.

Marc: I never meant to put burden on all of you.

August: Cosme go away, that's not what you do.

Marc: No, I understand, I'll go away.

August: You don't understand, you must stay. Admit that you can save yourself

Admit that you can stop it

You must want to stop it

When do metaphors

Mean something more than what we see

What we feel

Marc: I can't see, I can't heal

August: When do certainties

Verify working free, for the price

Marc: Is it murder for what's right?

Right when one dies?

I can't find the answer

I've searched too long for reason

Nothing is in season

When nightmares dreams it

It's not here, there are hidden meanings

It's not straightforward why?

Why can't I know

Did I not learn the lesson yet?

How much will I bleed till I'm dead

Is my blood red, is my blood red?

August: If you create it, you can stop it

Believe that you can stop it.

Admit that you can stop it.

You must want to stop it.

Scene 4-

(Wake up from a Nightmare)

(Scream)

Marc: How do you think it feels

To watch you stab yourself a million times

To watch your friend commit suicide

Even when you know its in your mind

How do you think I feel

If this isn't hell, I never want to know

I've seen too many deaths in my head

Too many actions to try and go

Try and leave, stuck in place, leave me here

I can't get out anyway, My life wants to leave everything

The rooms, the dreams, the screaming, the pain

This loneliness that compliments disdain

Let hell freeze, let the cold reign over this disease

Make me numb, make me free.

Anywhere, take me anywhere but here

How do you think it feels

To watch you kill yourself a million ways

To watch a million people die

And not one life can be saved

(Calls Cécile)

Cécile: Hello?

Marc: I'm losing it.

Cécile: Hang in there.

Marc: I can't cope.

Cécile: We'll meet.

Marc: Where?

Cécile: Across the street, from your house. We'll figure everything out.

(Hang up)

Marc: How do you think I feel.

I wish I can eliminate this pain

These thoughts of losing time

This voice telling me I'm going insane.

Scene 5-

(Cécile is waiting outside Marc's house at 11 P.M. and she calls him)

Cécile: Marc, I'm outside your house.

Marc: Let's go away, lie with me now

Cécile: On the grass?

Marc: Lets watch the stars.

Get away from where we are.

Cécile: Relax, lay with me

Marc: Stay with me, die with me

Cécile: I won't die with you, because

You won't die tonight or any other time

Marc: I might. But we can go away now.

We can pick up and leave this place.

I hate this place, I hate this place.

Cécile: Lay with me. Stay with me.

Marc: Die with me. Fly away.

I'm only showing what I want you to see

You see my soul? Of course you can't see

My mask is thick, its weighing on me

Die with me. Die with me.

Cécile: But you can't just run away.

Marc: I can try.

Cécile: You shouldn't avoid reality.

Marc: I can try

Cécile: Why should you try.

You can get through this with August and I.

Lie with me

Marc: Die with me

(Die with me)

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Marc: Only see what I want you to see

I've a mask on that's frightening me

I hide from the truth, I hide from you

In my mind, there's nothing I can do

Only see what I want you to believe

Trying to help others when I can't breathe

Trying to escort them when i can't even leave

Myself, please, give some help to me

Marc: When I am no longer here

i've shown myself, I can't conquer fear

With my right hand I'll fade away

Out of place, out of mind I'll stay

And when the darkness comes

I'll hold my head away from the sun

The light will disappear it'll all be gone

And i won't be able to hurt anyone

Scene 6-

Cécile: Where is he?

Tempest: He didn't come today.

Cécile: I'm worried for his sake.

Tempest: Maybe he took a break

Cécile: A break from school?

August: A break from ruling over him. He doesn't like authority.

Cécile: (Muttering) He said 'die with me'

August: He's sick and tired of trying to breathe

Doesn't want to hide in his skin

Or commit suicide to win, you don't win when you die

But you can win if you try

Cécile: He wants the pain to leave. He wants axiety to leave.

He doesn't want to shake. He's always nauseous for Christ's sake.

August: It was a mistake to miss school. He's got to face his fears.

(Cordell walks in)

Cordell: Why isn't Marc here?

August: You want to torment him? You get enjoyment from it?

Cordell: Suck it up

August: Shut the fuck up.

Cécile: I'll call him at home. I'm worried

Tempest: Don't be worried, he's probably fine.

Cécile: And if he's not, the fault is mine.

I've already take too much time.

(Cécile calls Marc)

Cécile: Marc, marc, are you here?

Marc: I am here

Cécile: Are you okay?

Marc: I'm not okay. I'm sick of this.

Cécile: I will visit you after school. I'll be there

Marc: You'll be where?

Cécile: Your house. Your house.

(Cécile comes back to August)

Cécile: My hope is fading as his soul is fading.

I'm in this classroom and I can't stand waiting.

How can I sit here when my friend is in pain.

August: Aren't you exaggerating? Overestimating?

Cécile: You can't be too sure. Do you know where we were?

August: Last night?

Cécile: We were lying in the ground. He was dying on the ground.

That was the closet to relaxing he had.

August: I understand you're worried for him. You have tried

It's not your fault he's in pain.

Cécile: But this disdian.

August: It's all in your head.

Cécile: You are wrong, his thoughts are dead.

I told him I'd understand

August: You told him you'd try

Cécile: My friend is gonna die!

August: He's not gonna die. Remember? No suicide!

Cécile: Alright.

August: Please relax for me. For him. For you. For your sake.

Cécile: We might be too late after school.

August: Hang in there, I'll show you the truth.

Cécile: I'll show you the truth. I'll see you.

August: I'll be there.

Scene 7-

Marc: This is you doing this to yourself

These are your eyes revealing no one else

I'm lightly fading, this pain is staying

My minds betraying, I can not feel

This isn't letting up to realize

These are your eyes, stealing energy

I'm lightly praying, my soul's decaying

Torn and fraying, for fear is real

(August and Cécile see him close his blinds in the window. They knocked on the door, but he would not answer. They run around back to the open door, they run to his room and find him on the floor with a knife in his hand, about to stab himself.)

Cécile: Stop!

Marc: This is you doing this to yourself

These are your eyes revealing no one else

I'm lightly fading, this pain is staying

My minds betraying, I can not feel

This isn't letting up to realize

These are your eyes, stealing energy

I'm lightly praying, my soul's decaying

Torn and fraying, for fear is real

August: Why exist if society dismisses variety

It misses entirely, why are we here?

[FIRST ENDING]

Scene 8-

(Marc is at a mental hospital)

Marc: I dreamt that I almost killed myself.

Doctor: But, you did kill yourself.

Marc: Wait, where am I?

(The doctor vanishes and the hospital turns black. Marc is alone.)

[SECOND ENDING]

Scene - 8

(At a mental hospital, Marc is in a bed. Tempest, August, Cosme, and Cécile are all around him.)

Cécile: Thank god you are alright.

August: You had a breakdown. Can you think clearly now.

Marc: Nearly, I'm alive, aren't I?

August: That you are.

Marc: I didn't want to die... I... the knife...

Cécile: it's alright, let it be.

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How is there a god, if the good suffer

If that bad betray, and the righteous pay

How do we know to hang in there

Nothing tells us to hang in there

How do we know to play along

To right the wrongs, to stand strong

How do we know to hang in there?

Nothing tells us to hang in there

How is there a god, if the good suffer

If that bad betray, and the righteous pay

How do we know to hang in there

Nothing tells us to hang in there

Should I play along

When happiness may be a long long way home