Thursday, September 11, 2014

Portrait of Playwrights Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen, The Burnt Part Boys

Portrait of Playwrights Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen, The Burnt Part Boys
Photographed at Playwright Horizons Main Stage 2010
Scenic Designer  Brian Prather

Portraits 
Peter Sumner Walton Bellamy©2014
Photograph taken with Hasselblad film camera.
Film hand-developed by photographer







MAN I NEVER KNEW from The Burnt Part Boys
music by Chris Miller lyrics by Nathan Tysen
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I WATCH WOMEN EVERY SUNDAY
TEND A ROW OF EMPTY GRAVES
WIVES OF MEN WHOSE BODIES
NEVER LEFT COMPANY CAVES

I AM ONE OF MANY BOYS
HEARING HEARTBEATS IN THE HILL
I AM ONE OF MANY BOYS
WITH GIANT BOOTS TO FILL
IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DO
FORCED TO FOLLOW FOOTSTEPS
SOMETHING I CAN DO
FOR THE MAN I NEVER KNEW

WATCH MY BROTHER EVERY MORNING
SOMEHOW GOT HIS ROLES REVERSED
SHOULD BE GRADUATING
BUT THE COMPANY GOT HIM FIRST

I AM ONE OF MANY BOYS
FEELING TRAPPED BEFORE WE’RE TRAPPED
I AM ONE OF MANY BOYS
BUT I’M THE FIRST THAT’S SNAPPED
IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DO
FORCED TO FOLLOW FOOTSTEPS
SOMETHING I CAN DO
FOR THE MAN I NEVER KNEW

grownups speak on your behalf
say i’m more like you with every day
but in this crumpled photograph
all resemblance fades away
IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DO
FOR THE MAN I NEVER KNEW

I’M CALLING TO MY FATHER
CALLING TO THE MOUNTAIN
TONIGHT I TAKE A VOW
I PROMISE TO KEEP
I’M GOING TO MY FATHER
GOING TO THE MOUNTAIN

NO MAN WILL DISTURB
HIS DEEP DEEP SLEEP

I AM ONE OF MANY BOYS
and we share a common code
i am one of many boys
and i’m ready to explode

THERE’S GONNA BE FIRE
THERE’S GONNA BE NOISE
THERE’S GONNA BE HELL TO PAY FOR THE BURNT PART
BOYS

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