A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “The Weight”

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Anyway, Kit takes the Baudelaires to the Hotel Denouement, the so-called last safe place for V.F.D. where they’re set to have their meeting. She then has a picnic all laid out for them. She talks a little about the place, saying: “For years, it’s been a place where our volunteers can gather to exchange information, discuss plans to defeat our enemies, and return books we’ve borrowed from one another. Before the schism, there were countless places that served such purposes. Bookstores and banks, restaurants and stationery shops, cafes and laundromats, opium dens and geodesic domes – people of nobility and integrity could gather nearly everywhere.” She also revealed being just 4 when the schism occurred and how other safe places have been destroyed. She then vents on how upset she was about Jacques Snicket’s death and that Geraldine Julienne wrote about the Baudelaires killing him in the Daily Punctilio. Yet, she mentions that it was Quigley who contacted her about the children but couldn’t be with them since he heard word about Duncan and Isadora. Also, that it’s up to the Baudelaires to decide whether Thursday’s meeting should go ahead and are responsible to send word to cancel it. But at least she clears that the J.S. address isn’t her dead brother the children know and that Frank Denouement sent word that this individual has checked in. The kids have to know who this person is and observe them for 2 days to see if they’re good or bad so they can help or keep away at all costs. But look out for his wicked brother Ernest. The Baudelaires wonder why she’d give them so much responsibility on them since they’re children. But Kit says their parents prepared them for all this while she hand Quigley have places to go like the sea and air. Yet, she knows it’s all likely to go wrong.

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The song I chose here is The Band’s “The Weight” which tells the story of a guy who pulled into Nazareth and is asked by his friend Annie to visit several of her friend who are pretty strange people he promised to check on. And those figures are base on people the members of The Band knew. Though some debated that these might be allusions to religious figures since Robbie Robertson remarked it being about “the impossibility of sainthood.” Nonetheless, this song was featured in Easy Rider and has been covered by other artists. In this version, Kit describes her story as well as what she wants the Baudelaires to do.

 

“The Weight” (ASOUE Version)

Sung by Kit Snicket

After Jacques Snicket died, was feelin’ about half past dead
Was so distraught I didn’t want to leave my bed
But fortunately, I did and found a new message in my fridge
Though I think what Geraldine wrote was wholly full of shit

Take a load on, children
Take a load for free
Take a load on, children
And (and, and) you go to the last safe place
(You go to the last safe place)

Quigley’s my contact, he can’t meet with you all today
He’s heard from Duncan and Isadora before yesterday
Now it’s up to you, kids, if the meeting should go ahead
If you don’t think so, then send some word to cancel it

Take a load on, children
Take a load for free
Take a load on, children
And (and, and) you go to the last safe place
(You go to the last safe place)

Calm down, dear children, there’s nothin’ you can say
Just find J.S. and observe the hotel for a couple days
If he’s a good guy, make sure he has the Sugar Bowl
If he’s a bad guy, just keep him away from the thing at all costs, won’t you all?

Take a load on, children
Take a load for free
Take a load on, children
And (and, and) you go to the last safe place
(You go to the last safe place)

You all three Baudelaires will all become key flaneurs
Quietly observe your surroundings and intrude if you are sure
I know it’s a lot to ask you since you three have been through hell
Just throw a stone in pond to alert Frank, yet it’ll be hard as well

Take a load on, children
Take a load for free
Take a load on, children
And (and, and) you go to the last safe place
(You go to the last safe place)

Parents prepared you while they were both alive
I’ve got places to go and I do believe it’s time
Just say hi to my Dewey, he knows he’s the only one
Just send them here with my regards for everyone

Take a load on, children
Take a load for free
Take a load on, children
And (and, and) you go to the last safe place
(You go to the last safe place)

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