A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “Will It Come Back to You?”

Klaus Hypnotized

Klaus is gone for hours and doesn’t return until the nighttime. The Baudelaire sisters don’t have any idea what’s going on with him or why it’s taking him so long. When he comes back, he has shiny new glasses, but he’s clearly not acting like himself and can’t remember anything. Thinking he’s just tired, Violet and Sunny decide to put him to bed and see if he’ll improve in the morning. However, the next morning, Klaus hasn’t. Even more distressing, when the foreman wakes him up and tells him to get to work, he seems unnaturally absent-minded, robotic, and obedient like obeying orders without question and without bothering to put on his socks and shoes. Something must’ve happened while he was at Dr. Orwell’s optometry office. Then Foreman Flacutono has Klaus operate the stamper which is not something you want a kid to operate. Yes, while Klaus is far more intelligent than most kids, he wouldn’t use a heavy machine without reading a manual which he hasn’t in the stamper’s case. Oh, and he’s not the right state of mind. And Phil just happens to be in the way.

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For this part, I used Steely Dan’s “Peg.”  The original version is about an aspiring actress with the director/photographer promising her a big break. Whether he’s leading her own, we don’t know. But judging that Steely Dan got its name from a dildo in Naked Lunch, you can’t help but wonder what kind of actress Peg is. The title is  said to be reference a Broadway star and onetime Hollywood actress Peg Enwhistle, who’s best known to for jumping to her death from the Hollywoodland sign before her first film was released in 1932. Kind of disturbing stuff. In this version, I have Violet worried about Klaus as he proceeds to go to the stamper.

 

“Will It Come Back to You?”

Sung by Violet Baudelaire

I know you’re in there
I know that you can hear me
What did she put you through?
Cause this is not like you
So why you smile for the foreman
When you said you really hate him, Klaus

You’re acting strangely
You don’t seem to remember
You’re not even wearing shoes
What is wrong with you?
And when you’re smiling in the morning
I know that you’re in trouble

Klaus
Will it come back to you?
Klaus
Will it come back to you?

Then the stamper falls
You can’t recall and see it
As it lands and smashes Phil’s leg

Who is this Orwell?
She really seems suspicious
What does she really do?
To put a trance on you
And when you once leave her office,
Will you cause another disaster?

Klaus
Will it come back to you?
Klaus
Will it come back to you?

Then the stamper falls
You can’t recall and see it
As it lands and smashes Phil’s leg

Then the stamper falls
You can’t recall and see it
As it lands and smashes Phil’s leg

Then the stamper falls
You can’t recall and see it
As it lands and smashes Phil’s leg

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