CHORUS
The truth, the truth, the truth will come out
The truth, the truth, the truth will come out
The truth, the truth, the truth will come out
The truth must come out

He said, she said, fact check, follow up
The truth must come out
I just have a few more questions
The story doesn't lie enough

A different story, a different story

NEWS CHIEF
[Spoken] Staff Meeting!

[Spoken] The truth is, we're in deep shit!

Subscriptions are shrinking, ad rates are sinking
Website's a stinking mess
Bloggers and tweeters are poaching our readers
In fifteen words or less
We've got to break something viral to flip this downward spiral
Revitalize our downward pace
We need a shock so volcanic it spreads like a panic
From print to cyberspace
We need the next big story, pitch it to me
The next big story

ALL
The next big story, what's it gonna be?
The next big story

NEWS CHIEF
We need Watergate, Wikileaks, Lewinsky scale
The Holy Grail of reporters' pay
Or you'll be writing Little League play-by-plays
What's the next big story?
Pitch it to me

ALL
What's the next big story?

[Spoken]

RAINA
Mama Sid.

COWORKER
Raina. What are you doing back so soon?

BILL
Yeah, didn't your dad just die?

COWORKER
Jesus, Bill.

COWORKER
Ever heard of tact?

SAM
We're glad you're back. All of us. And we're sorry for your loss.

RAINA
Thanks, Sam.

SAM
Sure. So whatcha got?

RAINA
An expose of Mama Sid.

COWORKER
The guru?

COWORKER
The self-help lady?

COWORKER
The spiritual master?

RAINA
That's the one.

RAINA
[Singing] The spiritual master, her name's grown faster
Than a hot tech startup stock
(?), millions devoted
To her touchy-feely New Age schlock
She's been posing as the mother to the whole damn planet
Handing out answers and cures
100% pure
She's our next big story -

COWORKER
[Spoken] Honey, that's great. But if all you've got is a hunch -

RAINA
Interviews are rare, no one dares to squeeze her
She keeps a tight grip on how the public sees her
Ask about her past, get the Mona Lisa
Her private life? Off limits, please

COWORKER
She's on Wikipedia, but needs citations

COWORKER
Nothing on Google but urban legends

COWORKER
Her mother was an elephant like Dumbo

COWORKER
No her mother (?)

COWORKER
So her mythology's outsized
That's hardly a lead on a Pulitzer Prize

COWORKER
It was really sweet of you to give it a try
Ambitious intern

COWORKER
(?)

RAINA
Have you ever seen a brick wall with nothing behind it?
No one puts a lock on a empty cabinet
Now we've got this guru keeping her silence
"Nothing to see here, folks"? I don't buy it
Someone's gonna scoop us sooner than later
Debunk (?) gonna be the papers
Spill her scandalous secret, just gotta find it, unwind it
And write the big bright headline
Of our next big story

COWORKER
(?)

RAINA
If we want that glory

ALL
The next big story
If we hunt it down
We're talking big-time glory
Nothing like a god that's falling down to earth
To strike a nerve with the masses
That's how we'll save our asses
With the next big story
Mama Sid, Mama Sid
The next big story
Mama Sid, Mama Sid
The next big story
The truth must come out!


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