Mother, May 5, 2012

State Theatre

Minneapolis, MN


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Mother

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JS: Honey?

TR: Yeah?

JS: How long have we been married?

(BEAT)

TR: Long time. Twenty years?

JS: Our son is thirty two.

TR: So it's longer than that.

JS: Right. And when is my birthday?

(BEAT)

TR: In the summer?

JS: What color are my eyes?

(BEAT)

TR: Green.

JS: Close. Brown.

GK: When two people have been together for a long time, they may still be vague about details. Familiarity doesn't mean you actually know each other. So if you're the mother of children, you shouldn't assume that anybody is going to remember that Sunday, May 13, is Mother's Day.

TR: May 13th??? But that's the Fishing Opener in Minnesota.

GK: It's Mother's Day, sir.

TR: But I'm supposed to go fishing with my pals.

GK: Guess you're going to have one more pal joining you. (STING)

TR: Honey?

JS: Yes?

TR: Happy Mother's Day. Here-----

JS: What is this? ----Ouch.----- It's got sharp hooks on it.

TR: It's a spinner.

JS: What do I want with this?

TR: We're going fishing.

JS: Who is "we"? (STING)

GK: Studies show that what most mothers would most like for Mother's Day is not candy, is not flowers, is not a cheap card bought at a gas station on your way to Mother's house for the dinner that she has cooked herself on her day ----- no, what most mothers would like is to be alone, horizontal, with a nice cup of coffee, reading a book.

JS/JEV:
M-O-T-H-E-R-S
We could use some loneliness
G-E-T-A-W-A-Y
Go away and let me lie.

Oh (Talkin to ya, talkin to ya,
talkin to ya, talkin to ya)
Just leave me alone (Talkin to ya, talkin to ya,
talkin to ya, talkin to ya)
Whoa, babe (On Mother's Day)
Just leave me alone (On Mother's Day)
I am tired (On Mother's Day)
Always tryin' (On Mother's Day)
Just make me some coffee (On Mother's Day)
And leave me alone (On Mother's Day)
(Re, re, re, re) 'spect
I want to lie down (Re, re, re ,re)
With a real nice book (Respect, on Mother's Day)
Maybe take a nap (On Mother's Day)
I got to have (On Mother's Day)
A little respect (On Mother's Day)

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