Annie Lennox – The Saddest Song

Crying clown eye, image for The Saddest Song by Annie Lennox, music video script by Rico Lamoureux of The Flash Fiction Ponder.

The Saddest Song

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

 

Song

By

Annie Lennox

 

All Rights Reserved

 

 

FADE IN:

INT. CIRCUS TENT – DAY

Starting from an extreme close-up on a wrist covered by a black long sleeve with a dark red handkerchief pouring out of it (to represent a slit wrist/puddle of blood) we slowly crane up…

Revelation of a female clown lying on the ground of the performance area pretending to be dead. (Continue crane up)

Clowns rush in with a stretcher, place her body onto it and run off.

Our continuous crane up starts to ascend through clouds… (We’re still in circus tent)

LYRICS

Darling are you feeling

the same thing that I’m seeing

The troubles of the day

took my breath away

took my breath away

And camera reaches Annie as she sits in a subtly swaying swing very high above the performance area below. (She looks from below to out in front of her as she is brought into frame, camera very slowly continuing to float while covering her.)

LYRICS

(Annie singing)

Now you’re no longer talking

and I’m no longer hearing

There’s nothing left to say

said it anyway

said it anyway

DISSOLVE TO:

Suicidal clown, atop a platform, tosses an imaginary rope overhead and slips on imaginary noose around her neck.

LYRICS

And I want you not

I need you not

DISSOLVE TO:

Annie, close-up…

LYRICS

(Annie singing)

I’m dying

DISSOLVE TO:

Close-up, suicidal clown’s doll shoes steps off the platform… (Camera slowly falling back)

And she hangs in midair.

The clowns that attended to her earlier run back out again, cut her from the imaginary rope (body goes limp), and huddle around her as they turn her round and round…

LYRICS

‘Cause this is the saddest song I’ve got

saddest song I’ve got

Suicidal clown, once again alive and alone, walks around the performing area with basket in hand sprinkling from it colored broken glass all around the floor… (Dissolve to shorten time frame of her covering the whole area.)

LYRICS

Darling are you healing

from all the scars appearing

Don’t it hurt a lot

don’t know how to stop

don’t know how it stops

Slowly crane up on the array of reflective colors shining out from the broken glass…

LYRICS

Now there’s no sense in seeing

the colors of the morning

Continuing to ascend through the clouds…

LYRICS

Can’t hold the clouds at bay

chase them all away

chase them all away

Camera finds Annie, completely still and painted up just like the suicidal clown below… (Slow fall back to reveal she’s standing at the starting point of a very high high wire…

LYRICS

And I’m frozen still

unspoken still

Extreme close-up, Annie’s feet slowly step out onto the thin wire one by one…

Slow fall back to wide as she slowly walks the high wire with arms outstretched to her sides/head looking up beyond the clouds as if telling the heavens to take her… (Reflective faint colors of the broken glass can still be seen below her.)

LYRICS

Heartbroken

Remembering something I forgot

something I forgot

FADE OUT:

Song follows.

But first

Please visit

https://www.gofundme.com/baby-journey039s-delivery

 

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