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BE'THE'HERO

Music)and)Lyrics)by
ANDREW)LIPPA

[REV.)9/14/13]

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EDWARD:'"Evening,)son."
YOUNG'WILL:)"Where)were)you?)You)missed)my)game."
EDWARD:'"How)do)you)know)I)wasnt)hiding)in)the)stands?)Maybe)I)didnt)want)
to)spook)you,)keep)you)from)hittin)that)home)run.")[MUSIC'OUT]
YOUNG'WILL:'"We)were)playing)soccer."
EDWARD:'"Thats)barely)a)sport.")[MUSIC'RESUMES'm.3])
EDWARD'(cont'd):'"Now,)what)story's)it)gonna)be)tonight?
YOUNG'WILL:'I)already)marked)it.)Here.
EDWARD:'You)don't)want)this.)These)are)prefabricated,)predigested.)[GO'ON]

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YOUNG'WILL:)"You)mean)another)story)about)you."
EDWARD:)"A)story)about)life!"
YOUNG'WILL:)"Dad)NN)can)you)even)read?"
EDWARD:'"I)can)read)just)ne!)Look...)Chapter)nine:)'Thus)kept)the)
Trojans)watch,)but)the)ayNKEENuns)were)holden)of)wondrous)Panic...')The)
hell)is)this)book?")[GO'ON]

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EDWARD:'"Okay.)Ancient)Rome)and)all)that."
YOUNG'WILL:)"Theyre)actually)Greek.")[GO'ON]

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EDWARD:)"Thats)my)point!)We)live)in)Alabama,)Will.)We)got)stories)under)every)leaf)and)every)stone.")[GO'ON]

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EDWARD:'One)day,)I)met)a)sherman.
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EDWARD:)"The)sh)are)sleepin!)You)gotta)get)em)movin.)Try)the)Alabama)Stomp!")[GO'ON]

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YOUNG'WILL:)"Couldnt)you)just)give)him)some)money?"
EDWARD:)"See)Will,)give)a)man)a)sh,)you)feed)him)for)a)day.
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