Fix the overheads the glare's become too much at last
Have somebody try to boost morale amongst the cast
Thermoses of coffee in the frozen dawn
Blow a fuse and spend an hour just trying to get the power back on

Space heater starves it out again
Something's gotta give
Oblivion's been calling since it found out where I live

Try to grab another take before the night descends
Blocking's pretty good but there's a gate-hair on the lens
And the script girl's wandered off so we improvised the plot
Lousy continuity, the coats won't match from shot to shot

Light meter's broken down again
Soundtrack doesn't sync
Annihilation pouring since it found out where I drink

Red-eye back to Belgrade with the footage we can save
End up with one can because the baggage claim's an unmarked grave
Hold off the backers, put a notice in the press
Oblivion's been knocking since I gave it my address


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    General CommentI think it's a metaphor for perseverance under the guise of a low-budget film shoot.
    pumkinhedon September 29, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Oblivion's been calling since it found out where I live.."

    Such a great line.
    Vikings09on March 28, 2013   Link

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