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Act II

(14.) Might As Well Drink


Steve Multer
Karen Multer

CUE: LIGHTS UP
WILLIE stares out the window and JULIA sits in Mary's rocker on the landing,
folding and refolding the blanket Mary's been knitting. RILEY and AVERY
play cards, each nursing a beer.

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Full of shine, warm as wine, or a ne Ju - ly.

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You're one damn scary woman.

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You have no idea.

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Think I'm ready for that drink.

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(pouring shots) I talk too much.

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sleep - in' out that door. No i - de -a what's in store,

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ne-ver gave a damn be- fore. Might as well drink.

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Small town goes a -bout its day.

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lots to do but less to say, would-n't mat-ter a - ny- way.

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Might as well drink. Might as well drink.

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Drink to all our wor- ries,


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drink to pass the nights, drink til we for get a bout our bur-dens and our ghts.

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Drink to bet-ter stor- ies, to thejour-neys that we'll take. Drink to each mis- take.

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And the next one that we'll make. Might as well drink.

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Drink and talk. Must make for some long nights.

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I talk so others can do.

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Sure. Let's go with that.

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so much more to see out there. Might as well drink.
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Small towns stick to what they know.
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Plant a se - cret watch it grow, spring and sum- mer rain and snow.

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Might as well drink. Might as well drink.

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Drink to where we come from,


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drink to why we're gone. Drink to what we nd by mo-ving out and mo-ving on.

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Drink to dust y high- ways, to the pla-ces that they lead. Drink to each mis - deed
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and hair- lines that re- cede. Might as well

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drink to the past and the pre sent. Drink to the fu - ture

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come what may. We sail a -long sing-ing drink-ing songs and

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next town, the next small town.

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Small town sleeps with-out a sound. No i - de - a what they found
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just a few feet un-der- ground. So Drink to what may hap- pen,
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drink to what may not drink to keep from think- ing of what his-to-ry for - got.

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Drink to smoothe the way for sol - diers co-ming home from war.

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Drink to want- ing more, and what's be - low this oor.

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Might as well drink. RILEY Might as well drink.
To buried treasure.

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AVERY Might as well drink.
To Mr. Perdu. Continue immediately
to dialogue.

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109 gradually slowing and fading, no applause break


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