Music Video Concept/Script
All Rights Reserved
EXT./INT./EXT. – APARTMENT – OVERCAST MORNING
Low near the ground we slowly push across a city street and towards a small window of an apartment building… (Pavement level)
Through the window and into the underground apartment we continue to push in to find a somewhat bare studio type, making our way across the room and towards the back of Annie as she packs a suitcase.
Do… Do… Do… Do… Do…
Slowly rounding her front (medium close-up) she zips up the Samsonite bag, stands it up, and pulls it to the door. (As we track)
Darling don’t you understand
I feel so ill at ease
The room is full of silence
and it’s getting hard to breathe
Take this guilted cage of pain
and set me free
Take this overcoat of shame
it never did belong to me
From on the bag as it’s set up against the wall we slowly pan over to a nearby end table and the picture atop it of Annie with her companion.
Tilt up on a wall mirror…
And find Annie looking at her reflection. (She’ll always be in medium close-up or closer unless otherwise specified)
It never did belong to me
She turns, takes a jacket from a few hanging nearby, puts it on…
Buttons it up…
Takes a knit hat and puts it on as well.
I need to go outside
I need to leave the smoke
’cause I can’t go on living
in this same sick joke
It seems our lives have taken on
a different kind of twist
Now that you have given me
a perfect gift
Then takes a male’s brimmed hat she sees hanging there in front of her, holds it close and closes her eyes as she smells it, then hangs it back where she found it.
You have given me the gift
Annie takes hold of her suitcase and looks back at the bare yet cozy room one last time…
For we have fallen from our shelves
Then walks out, closing the door behind her.
To face the truth about ourselves
She climbs the small staircase leading up to the street…
And we have tumbled from our trees
Takes a moment to look out at the world she’s about to enter alone when she arrives at the top…
Tumbled from our trees
And sets out on her way down the sidewalk.
And I can almost…
I can almost hear the rain falling
Right there at the corner Annie stops at a bus stop.
Don’t you know it feels so good
Feels so good
With hardly any wait a bus pulls up…
Driver gets out and helps her with her suitcase…
And she boards and takes a seat.
So let’s go out into the rain again
Just like we said we always would
It is now that we see she’s expecting a child, as she caresses her large stomach as if to say, ‘it’s only you and I know… We’re gonna be okay…’
As she looks out the window, raindrops start to fall.
Do… Do… Do… Do… Do…
Slow fall back out the window and crane up/wide as the bus drives off…