There’s a barn swallows nest in the dimmer rack,
the producer ran screaming and he ain’t coming back.
I just heard a pop from the stage left stack,
and the sound board op had a heart attack.

Swan song, when things go wrong, the bloody show must still go on.

Fire marshal hates the main grand stand,
leading lady hates the leading man.
Critically the show has just been panned,
and the show’s in the hole by a couple of grand.

Swan song, when things go wrong, the bloody show must still go on.

I tried to hold the opening but the opening couldn’t wait,
even though the costuming was a half a month late.
There is a lot to get done before “curtain” at eight,
and the damn tech. crew is on their “Star Trek” break.

Swan song, when things go wrong, the bloody show must still go on.

Sound system sounds just a little out of phase,
can’t get it fixed for a couple of days.
The director’s caught in some “feel good” craze,
and I can’t read the script through the nicotine haze.

Swan song, when things go wrong, the bloody show must still go on

 

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