This is my scenario
Phonograph and radio
I've written everything I know
that I have ever seen.

Get it started with a bang
meet a pretty girl who sang
a famous song of love
at seventeen.

All alone in a bar room,
alone in a bar room.
All alone in a bar room,
alone in a bar room.

Sister's in the everglades
Mother swallows razor blades
Father makes the flags for all
the Labor Day parades.

She hangs out at the five and ten
She dates a lot of married men
They take her out and wonder when
She'll sing that song again.

All alone in a bar room,
alone in a bar room.
All alone in a bar room,
alone in a bar room.

This is my Scenario
Phonograph and radio
I've written everything I know
that I have ever seen.

Get it started with a bang
meet a pretty girl who sang
a famous song of love
at seventeen.

All alone in a bar room,
alone in a bar room.
All alone in a bar room,
alone in a bar room.





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Scenario Lyrics as written by John Mills Easdale

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    General CommentI'm astonished this has no comments. Let me change that. I love this song, it's very personal to me, I put it on a mixed tape for my college girlfriend along w/ their hit "Anything Anything." We both loved this song and used the word "Scenario" during conversation. The song like so many other their others proves that Dramarama understood emotional pain and the highs and lows of romance. They also regularly express sadness and depression by nailing down it's orbiting feelings like loneliness, herein described of course not only as "all alone in a bar room" (lord knows how many of us can identify with that) but as "here is my situation: I've got two things here with me, a record player and a radio."

    It's poetic to simply select two things and declare them as indicators of your situation or "scenario." Right now I could say, here I am with my sweater and my keyboard" for example. The music is a driving rhythm with energy that almost matches "anything anything" -- I argue no song came closer, of all their catalogue.
    "famous song of love" could mean "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks but I doubt it. Who knows. She dates a lot of married men? Not a ton of lyrics but a very descriptive paragraph of how his (or her) family members are just completely out to lunch - wrapped up in their own worlds. It's a lonely song but it's not that depressing. Partly that is due to the music, but partly by the (albeit bleak) picture of hope - it's like, at least the guy is out in a bar room and being alone THERE instead of moping around at hope. Heck I've often been super lonely, gone to a bar, still been lonely, but not as much, and (on a few occasions) met a girl. Props to Dramarama for this and so many other of their songs that so perfectly expressed how it felt to be a young man trying to connect w/ others.
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