Green Day – Homecoming (Part 2)

Image for Homecoming by Green Day, music video script by Rico Lamoureux of The Flash Fiction Ponder,

Image for Homecoming by Green Day, music video script by Rico Lamoureux of The Flash Fiction Ponder,

Homecoming

(Part 2 of the PuNk Tale)

 

Music Video Concept/Script

by

Rico Lamoureux

 

Song

by

Green Day

 

All Rights Reserved

 

 

FADE IN:

In flash animation a flyer aimlessly breezes through St. Jimmy’s small town and into its square, landing under the original punkster’s boot.

FLYER –

12th anniversary of St. Jimmy Day!

We morph from the flash animation to reality and slowly tilt up…

Revealing not St. Jimmy in those boots of his, but a 12-year-old punk wearin’ ‘em and PLAYING the icon’s GUITAR as we slowly fall back to a wide shot of the empty town’s square, the kid with his back to a towering statue of St. Jimmy.

LYRICS

(Kid singing with grown-up voice)

My heart is beating from me

I am standing all alone

Please call

me only

if you are coming home

Waste another

year flies by

Waste a night or two

You taught me how to live

WITH CHANGE UP IN MUSIC…

Extreme close-up, countless marching feet…

From one candle being lit to another, fall back to countless.

AS DRUMS AND REST OF MUSIC STARTS UP…

A storybook, entitled ‘Last Days of St. Jimmy’ is opened.

In flash animation starting from first page…

One day jitters into another as St. Jimmy does time in a prison cell.

LYRICS

In the streets

of shame

Where you’ve lost your dreams in the rain

Crouched down in one of his four corners he reads a letter.

Amongst the graffiti on the wall beside him a crude drawing of his girl, her stomach expanding in size with a ‘punk in the oven.’

LYRICS

There’s no signs

of hope

The stems and seeds

of the last of the dope

St. Jimmy is released, a smile growing across his face as his girl (the meter maid) runs up and gives him a hug.

LYRICS

There’s a glow

of light

The St. Jimmy

is the spark in the night

They, along with the rest of the town, celebrate his homecoming at the local bar.

LYRICS

Bearing gifts

and trust

The fixture in

the city of lust

In their small apartment Jimmy looks out with troubled spirit to…

LYRICS

What the hell’s

His girl’s ever-growing belly.

LYRICS

Your name

He lifts a bottle of booze and gulps down hopes of drowning his fears.

LYRICS

What’s your pleasure?

What is your pain?

MATCH CUT:

Out on the balcony he continues chugging the temporary fix.

LYRICS

Do you dream

too much?

DISSOLVE TO:

Worse than what he looks like in prison, St. Jimmy stares at himself in the mirror.

LYRICS

Do you think what you need

is a crutch?

Where a flashback of his father beating him plays out.

LYRICS

In the crowd

of pain

St. Jimmy comes

without any shame

DISSOLVE TO:

Jimmy and his girl constantly fighting in their not-so-happy little home.

LYRICS

He says, “we’re fucked up”

DISSOLVE TO:

Extreme close-up, the hand which bears the tat in its web, St. Jimmy pulls the hammer back on a revolver.

LYRICS

But we’re not the same

And raises it to his temple as we fall back on him standing on his town’s bridge…

LYRICS

And mom and dad

are the ones you can blame

Continuing the nonstop fall back of the camera he pulls the trigger, his brains spraying out over the bay…

LYRICS

Jimmy died

Today

Then lightly showering down upon the body of water.

LYRICS

He blew his brains out

into the bay

Back at the apartment Jimmy’s girl screams in agony…

LYRICS

In this state

of mind

Quick fall back shows her in the doorway, liquid splashing to the ground as her water breaks.

LYRICS

It’s my own private suicide

From extreme close-up on the strings of St. Jimmy’s GUITAR we fall back on the punk kid playing it (back in reality/make him appear bigger with low angle) as he runs chaotically through the streets…

LYRICS

Well nobody cares

Well nobody cares

Does anyone care

If nobody cares?

Well nobody cares

Well nobody cares

Does anyone care

If nobody cares?

Hitting the shoulder of a Jesus preacher as he exits frame a stack of flyers fly through the air, one sticking to camera lens…

FLYER –  Shows extreme close-up, St. Jimmy’s girl crying in agony…

MATCH CUT:

Back to the prequel world of flash animation, Jimmy’s girl, in labor, pushes with all her might…

LYRICS

Jesus filling out

paperwork now

Like a cork under pressure St. Jimmy Jr. POPS OUT of his mother…

And goes sliding in afterbirth out of the hospital…

Down the street…

A coming to a rest in the town square.

His mom exhaling her last breath as she leaves this life due to the spawn of St. Jimmy.

LYRICS

At the facility

on E. 12th St.

In fast-forward Jimmy Jr. grows/ages right there in the town’s square to the age of twelve, his father’s infamous guitar in his hands/the oversized boots on his small feet as the townspeople simultaneously erect a statue of the icon at the kid’s back.

LYRICS

He’s not listening

to a word now

He’s in his own world

and he’s daydreaming

From an extreme close-up of a tattoo being inked in flesh…

TATTOO –

St. Jimmy Jr.             

Fuck you, daddy!

We slowly fall back…

LYRICS

He’d rather be doing something else now

To reveal a cig dangling from twelve-year-old Jimmy Jr.’s mouth as he gets marked.

LYRICS

Like cigarettes and coffee

with the underbelly

The young punk flicks a few bills in the direction of the tattoo artist…

LYRICS

His life’s on the line

with anxiety now

Picks up his inherited guitar and heads out.

LYRICS

‘Cause she had enough

and he had plenty

With a morph back to reality…

A large poster of the iconic St. Jimmy towers in low angle during ACOUSTIC STRINGS.

Extreme close-up, his bastard son looks up at it in dismay… (His background spinning at his back)

LYRICS

Somebody get me out of here

The local bar, whose logo is now of the patron saint. (ACOUSTIC STRINGS continues)

Extreme close-up, the abandoned son…

LYRICS

Anybody get me out of here

The lost father (ACOUSTIC STRINGS)…

Extreme close-up, the son…

LYRICS

Somebody get me out of here

The father (ACOUSTIC STRINGS)…

Extreme close-up, son…

LYRICS

Get me the fuck right out of here

From extreme close-up we cover St. Jimmy Jr. with jittery head cam as he runs all over town while InterCutting with shots of his RUNNING oversized boots…

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr. singing)

So far away

I don’t want to stay

Get me outta here right now

I just want to be free

Is there a possibility?

Get me out of here right now

EBD HEAD CAM

He finds himself atop the town’s bridge, at the very spot where daddy sprayed his brains across the bay.

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr.)

Right!

POV SHOT – the body of St. Jimmy’s infamous guitar speeds through the air in continuous 360°s…

END POV

Lil’ Jimmy lets the guitar go into the air and off the bridge… (JumpCutting from one angle to another per syllable)

LYRICS

This lifelike dream

ain’t for me

WITH SWITCH UP IN MUSIC we follow a trailing line across a map of the U.S. all the way to Alaska…

AS BELLS COME IN we slowly push in on an apartment above a storefront, large plate glass window just like its counterpart below.

Although the windows appear to have no curtains or draperies of any kind a silhouette stands at its center… (Camera comes to rest on wide shot of window)

LYRICS

I fell asleep

while watching Spike TV

after 10 cups of coffee

and you’re still not here

DISSOLVE TO:

Head low, the silhouette paces back and forth…

LYRICS

Dreaming of a song

but something went wrong

and you can’t tell anyone

’cause no one’s here

DISSOLVE TO:

sSill on wide shot of window the silhouette is now to the far right, isolated and lonely.

LYRICS

Left me here alone

and I should’ve stayed home

after 10 cups of coffee

I’m thinking

With every where’d you go the silhouette POUNDS on the plate glass, cracking it a little more with every strike… (Also with every where’d you go the silhouette grows a little more)

LYRICS

(Where’d you go?)

Nobody likes you

everyone left you

(Where’d you go?)

They’re all out without you

Havin’ fun

(Where’d you go?)

Everyone left you

nobody likes you

(Where’d you go?)

They’re all out without you

Havin’ fun

The plate glass window finally gives way and SHATTERS. (Timed with every GO)

LYRICS

(Where’d you Go… Go… Go… Go)

Revealing St. Jimmy Jr. on the other side of it, now grown up and a splitting image of his iconic father, as he looks down at the snow-covered ground below and the infamous guitar sticking up out of it after somehow finding him…

LYRICS

Geez

A punk in the snow, Jimmy Jr. straps on the guitar…

Looks down at his destiny…

And SIGHS as he accepts it and starts PLAYING/PERFORMING as if it never left him.

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr. singing)

I got a rock ‘n roll band

He PERFORMS on a stage at a club.

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr. singing)

I got a rock ‘n roll life

The U.S. map, the trail line headin’ home…

LYRICS

I got a rock ‘n roll girlfriend

Jr. up on another stage…

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr. singing)

And another ex-wife

The trail line getting closer to home…

LYRICS

I got a rock ‘n roll house

Females yearn and reach for the punkster as he PERFORMS…

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr. singing)

I got a rock ‘n roll car

Map, nearly there…

LYRICS

I play the shit out of drums

One last club, where he PLAYS the hell out of it…

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr. singing)

And I can play the guitar

I got a kid in New York

I got a kid in the bay

I haven’t drank or smoked nothin’

in over twenty-two days

So get off my case

Off of my case

Off…of…my…case

 From extreme close-up of Mike’s guitar we fall back…

LYRICS

(Mike)

Hey

On the edge of what is now St. Jimmy town (as welcome sign says) Jimmy’s ol’ bandmates back his offspring as they and Jimmy Jr. PERFORM atop a float, all the townspeople there to welcome their Prince of Punk son home as all march towards town.

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr. singing)

Here they come

marching down the street

Like a desperation

murmur of a heartbeat

Coming back

from the edge of town

Underneath their feet

The time has come

and it’s going nowhere

Nobody ever said

that life was fair now

Go-carts and guns

are treasures they will bear

in the summer heat

The world is spinning round

and round

Out of control again

The 7-11

to the fear of breaking down

So send my love a letter bomb

and visit me in hell

(Jimmy Jr. points towards town)

We’re the ones going…

Jimmy Jr. jumps off the float without missing a chord of his PLAYING and marches onward…

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr. singing)

Home

We’re coming home again

Home

We’re coming home again

With the type of charisma that could have only come from the bloodline of his great father his lead is awe-inspiring…

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr. singing)

I started fuckin’ running

as soon as my feet touch ground

We’re back in the barrio

And to you

and me

that’s jingle town

That’s…

Which shows on the emotionally-moved faces of his punk people.

LYRICS

(Timmy Jr. singing)

Home

We’re coming home again

Home

We’re coming home again

Epic sweeping shots as they march down the town’s main boulevard…

LYRICS

(crowd chanting)

Home

We’re coming home again

Home

We’re coming home again

Now in the town square and surrounding the St. Jimmy statue the celebration is felt by the masses…

LYRICS

(crowd chanting)

Home

We’re coming home again

Home

We’re coming home again

Home

We’re coming home again

Home

We’re coming home again

There before his father’s statue St. Jimmy Jr. continues the legacy…

LYRICS

(Jimmy Jr. singing)

Nobody likes you

everyone left you

They’re all out without you

Havin’ fun

Fall back on the united town until…

FADE OUT:

Song follows,

but first how ’bout tossin’ a few in…

For Baby Journey

Tip jar for Baby Journey

For Baby Journey

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