Waterloo storyline

Waterloo storyline

The idea of the same characters running through the songs on my new album is an intriguing possibility. So far, I have the following in mind:

Falling off the edge of the world
A tracking shot of the Thames from the Southbank in the morning. The focus then falls on a young couple on the riverside. They express their newly-found desire for each other.

Head above water
A single mother (Mary?) busies herself around her flat in a street at the back of the Old Vic. She has dropped her daughter off at the local primary school and gets ready to go to work. She wonders if the father will make an appearance this weekend. Recently at night she has harboured dreams of a couple she knows, perhaps the chance will come one day. (Sung by a narrator)

Later that evening, Kevin is in a pub with his mates. His girlfriend Carol is out with her friends in ‘Tonight Josephine’ in Waterloo Road, hitting the Prosecco. (Sung by a narrator)

Quids in
A man is ejected from a club in Leake Street by a door manager.

She reminds me of you
Another man may be living with his regular partner, but Mary is on his mind

The girl I never had
A woman imagines the kid she could have had with a previous lover

Love on a summer’s day
A man, Mary’s ex and father to her child, thinks about the daughter he sees occasionally

Farewell to your valentine
The man ends his on-off relationship with Mary to stay with his live-in partner.

Promises at midnight
The young female in the opening song keeps the same lad at bay

(London never will be) Nashville Tennessee
Kevin is disheartened by the creeping commercialisation of the area he loves

Girl on the train
Man and woman, strangers to each other, on the concourse at Waterloo (Sung by a narrator)

Caring soul
Kevin expresses his commitment to Carol

In the comfort of strangers
Finale: everyone together at a memorial service at St Johns

Waterloo sunrise (theme)

N.B. There is also the option of including songs from the Birdcage album if they fit the story.


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