Prologue/ I WAS A TEENAGE HOMO
Lyrics By Bill Fagan************************************** **********************Music By Jeff Scott
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(SUNG BY: Rock)
MUSIC: PROLOGUE (Instrumental)

ROCK (SPOKEN)
"The word homosexual: "Describing behavior, relationships, or people who have romantic and / or sexual interaction with one of the same sex". Nowadays, most enlightened people embrace diversity. But for now, we journey back in time, to 1978, the days of discos, self-discovery and yes, discrimination...when the myth that a human could be turned into a "homosexual" was still accepted in society...and revealing your true self, even to your friends and family, could be really, really scary!"
 
(Two shirtless backup singers enter, male cast members (Jack and Gilbert). The prologue music now swells to fill the entire theatre. The stage is flooded with wild colored disco lighting.)
 

ROCK
Confused, misunderstood
Teased by my neighborhood
Felt like I did not belong

I danced to my different drum
Waited for role models to come
Heroes to make me strong

JACK & GILBERT
This rebel had a mighty cause

ROCK
Stuck in Kansas, but dreaming of Oz

My childhood wish
To dish out the dish
The freedom to swish

ALL
I was a teenage homo
I was a teenage homo

(Dance break)

ROCK
I kept it quite hush hush
Cute boys might make me blush
I tried so hard to conform

My secret I dared not speak
Who would wanna be called a freak?
My soul, a raging storm

JACK & GILBERT
Repression was a heavy load

ROCK
Ticking bomb that's about to explode

The world wants to sneer,
I'm living in fear,
I'm here and I'm queer

ALL
I was a teenage homo
I was a teenage homo
I was a teenage homo
I was a teenage homo!

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