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Wig in a Box (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

Posted on August 19, 2011 by under Movies, Videos.    

I skipped Zumba last night to watch Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Orpheum with Brian and Angi (not sure what happened to everyone else =P). It was totally worth it! Hedwig is larger than life and is even more amazing on the big screen.

I had posted my favorite song from the movie, The Origin of Love, a few years ago. This time I’m posting Angi’s favorite. Feel free to sing along. She did!

On nights like this
When the world’s a bit amiss
And the lights go down
Across the trailer park
I get down, I feel had
Feel on the verge of going mad
And then it’s time to punch the clock

I put on some make-up
Turn on the tape deck
And put the wig back on my head
Suddenly I’m Miss Midwest Midnight Checkout Queen
Until I head home
And I put myself to bed

I look back on where I’m from
Look at the woman I’ve become
And the strangest things seem suddenly routine
I look up from my Vermouth on the rocks
The gift wrapped wig’s still in the box
Of towering velveteen

I put on some make-up
Some LaVern Baker
And pull the wig down from the shelf
Suddenly I’m Miss Beehive 1963
Until I wake up
And I turn back to myself

Some girls, they got natural ease
They wear it any way they please
With their French flip curls
From perfumed magazines
Wear it up, let it down
This is the best way that I’ve found
To be the best you’ve ever seen

I put on some make-up
Turn on the eight-track
I’m pulling the wig down from the shelf
Suddenly I’m Miss Farrah Fawcett
From TV
Until I wake up
And I turn back to myself

Shag, bi-level, bob
Dorothy Hamill do,
Sausage curl, chicken wings
It’s all because of you
With your blow dried, feather backed
Toni home wave, too
Flip, fro , frizz, flop
It’s all because of you
It’s all because of you
It’s all because of you

(okay…everybody…)

I put on some make-up
Turn on the eight track
I’m pulling the wig down from the shelf
Suddenly I’m this Punk Rock Star
Of stage and screen
And I ain’t ever
I’m never turning back

P.S. Here’s the official quote from Brian, “I don’t know what I enjoyed more — the movie or watching all of the clueless people leave in the middle of the movie.” There were a lot of older couples and other people who were offended within the first ten minutes of the movie (some within the first five) and just got up and left. I don’t think they knew what they were in for. LOL.

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