The Hunger Games: The Musical – “One Day More”

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Note: This post contains spoilers. So if you haven’t read the books or seen the movies up to Mockingjay Part 2, you shouldn’t be viewing this.

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For some great beauty is a major asset. For others it’s a curse. And in the Hunger Games, this can’t be better illustrated both ways with Finnick Odair. His charm and irresistible good looks made him very popular in the Capitol and helped him gain the sponsors he needed to win his Hunger Games at the tender age of 14. However, after the victory celebrations were over, he developed a reputation as a womanizer who’s left a string of broken hearts at the Capitol. But in reality, President Snow was prostituting him to the highest bidder as well as threatened to kill someone he loved if he refused. So basically for him, “saving it till marriage,” was out of the question.Still, just when you think things can’t get any worse for him, he falls in love with a victor in from his home District 4 named Annie Cresta, who’s seen as mentally unstable but actually has PTSD. But in any case, they’re not supposed to be together as far as the Capitol is concerned. Yet, their love endured despite all odds.And it’s clear that Snow knew about their relationship since the two were reaped for the third Quarter Quell, yet Mags volunteers in Annie’s place in order to die on her own terms. Also, Snow had her arrested when he escaped from the arena with Katniss and Beetee during the Quarter Quell which leaves him devastated and a nervous wreck who could barely hold it together. And yes, Snow uses that as leverage against him. That is, until she’s rescued along with Peeta and Johanna from the Capitol. Once in District 13 together, they proceed to get married. But it’s not long until Finnick is called to serve on the “Star Squad” in the fight at the Capitol. Some guys just can’t get a break.

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For an appropriate song parody here, I went with “One Day More” from Les Miserables. In the original, Marius and his buddies are about to start what is known as The June Rebellion which was a clash between middle class young men and the authorities during the 1830s. However, he also just got together with Cosette which puts him in a bind between sticking it to the man with his friends or spending more time with his girlfriend. Let’s just say he should’ve chosen the latter since the Rebellion in that musical was a disaster that resulted in all his friends getting killed. And if Jean Valjean weren’t there to save his ass on Cosette’s behalf, he would’ve joined them. In the Hunger Games version, I have Finnick conflicted between staying with his new wife or going to the Capitol. Yet, I have other characters singing parts in preparation for the Capitol invasion.

 

“One Day More” (Hunger Games Edition)

 

[Katniss]

One day more!

Another day, another destiny.

This never-ending road in agony;

As I agreed to be the Mockingjay

I’ll kill Snow with my bow one day.

One day more!

 

[Finnick]

I did not live until today.

How can I live when we are parted?

 

[Katniss]

One day more.

 

[Finnick & Annie]

Tomorrow you’ll be worlds away

And yet with you, my world has started!

 

[Johanna]

One more day all on my own.

 

[Finnick & Annie]

Will we ever meet again?

 

[Johanna]

One more day with no one caring.

 

[Finnick & Annie]

I was born to be with you.

 

[Johanna]

What a life I might have known.

 

[Finnick & Annie]

And I swear I will be true!

 

[Johanna]

But my fighting isn’t there!

 

[Gale]

One more day before the storm!

 

[Finnick]

Do I follow where she goes?

 

[Gale]

At the barricades of freedom.

 

[Finnick]

Shall I join my brothers there?

 

[Gale]

When our ranks begin to form

 

[Finnick]

Do I stay; and do I dare?

 

[Gale]

Will you take your place with me?

 

[ALL]

The time is now, the day is here

 

[Katniss]

One day more!

 

[Coin]

One day more to revolution,

We will nip Snow in the bud!

And I’ll bomb kids in the Capitol,

So their hands will soak with blood!

 

[Katniss]

One day more!

 

[Beetee & Plutarch]

Drop these dirty bombs,

See them as they fall,

Rescuers will blow up

Down there in the Capitol,

Give a little blast

Nail them in the ass

Most of them are goners

So they won’t miss much!

 

[District 13 (2 Groups)]

[1:] One day to a new beginning

 

[2:] Raise the flag of freedom high!

 

[1:] Every man will be a king

 

[2:] Every man will be a king

 

[1:] There’s a new world for the winning

 

[2:] There’s a new world to be won

 

[ALL]

Do you hear the people sing?

 

[Finnick]

My place is here, I fight with you!

 

[Katniss]

One day more!

 

[Finnick & Annie]

I did not live until today.

 

[Johanna]

One more day all on my own!

 

[Finnick & Annie]

How can I live when we are parted?

 

[Coin(overlapping)]

I will send Katniss’s Peeta

He will follow where she goes

Once he’s close to her he’ll surely

Grip his hands around her throat.

 

[Katniss]

One day more!

 

[Finnick & Annie]

Tomorrow you’ll be worlds away

 

[Johanna]

What a life I might have known!

 

[Finnick & Annie]

And yet with you my world has started

 

[Coin (overlapping)]

One more day to revolution

We will nip Snow in the bud

We’ll be ready for these rich snobs

 

[Betee and Plutarch (overlapping)]

Watch ’em run amok

Blow ’em as they fall

Never know your luck

When there’s a free-for-all!

 

[Katniss]

Tomorrow we’ll be far away,

Tomorrow is the judgement day

 

[ALL]

Tomorrow we’ll discover

What the great Capitol has in store!

One more dawn

One more day

One day more!

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