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CRIME OF THE CENTURY is a modern rock opera written, composed and performed by Arcurus except It's Alright & Have you heard the news: music by Kai and Roger Salloum.
Also introducing Michelle Baynton as Valentina.
Special thanks to Dave Roberts as the spoken voice of Number One & Abraxius.

Starring:
Peter Fox - the protagonist
The Peter Fox Band - with
Trevor O'roarke - bass & vocals
Quivley McKimba - guitar & vocals
Dimitre Tickletheivorys - keyboards
Sebastian Sharp - drums

Also starring:
Humpy Dampster & The Image Conscious Five (there's only 4 of them) - the hedonistic prima donna rival metal band.
Valentina Willingly - the heroine and damsel in distress.
Abraxius - the antagonist and dark force of corruption.

The Rappers:
Playing the part of a classical Greek theater chorus
J-Blunt - Black American cool gangsta hip hop rapper.
DJ-Shavier - British Indian colorful ethno fashion rapper.
Dieter - Ultra mod German techno rapper ala "sprockets".

Co-starring:
Larry Stone - the aging rock star.
David Gerschvwitzsteinman - Peter's brother-in-law / lawyer.
Owen Willingly (he owes them willingly) - Valentina's father and record company president.
Number One - the top man of the dark global elite Cabal.
The Sirens - the sex slaves at the Bohemian Grove.

THE SEEDLING IMPETUS:
Crime of the Century is roughly based upon 2 books. They are Tranceformation of America by Cathy O'brien, and The Biggest Secret by David Icke. Set against this backdrop is a story of heroism, courage, love, passion, music, fame, secret societies, sacrifice, sex drugs & rock n roll as a young idealist rock star gets caught up in things much bigger than he realizes.

Crime of the Century Act 2 lyrics

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SCENE 1:
The stage is in darkness. A single spotlight dimly lights upon a cowled figure sitting in a
throne like chair at the head of a long rectangular table. Twelve shadowy figures
can be made out sitting around the table. The number One man launches into the
title song. Slowly throughout the song a reddish light brightens revealing the rest of
the group.

Crime of the Century ~written by Rick Davies, performed by SUPERTRAMP~ Sung by Number One



Now where planning the crime of the century
Well what will it be
Read all about our schemes and adventuring
Yes it's well worth the fee
So roll up and see
How they rape the universe
How they've gone from bad to worse
Who are these men of lust greed and glory
Rip off the mask and let's see
But that's not right---oh no what's the story
There's you and there's me
That can't be right!!!

Number 1 "The council of 13 will now come to session under my command. Report on banking".
Number 3 "Debt growth within margins".
Number 1 "Report on pharmaceuticals".
Number 6 "Dependencies set for new highs".
Number 1 "Report on media".
Abraxius "Mass hypnosis deepening. All key players under control".
Number 1 "Really!!".
Abraxius "It is irrefutable".
Number 1 "Then explain to me why land mine production has been interrupted".
Abraxius "This be only temporary".
Number 1 "I want answers. Who is this Peter Fox"?
Abraxius "The public will soon forget".
Number 1 "Not good enough"!
Abraxius "Perhaps I could turn him, he might become a powerful ally".
Number 1 "Make it so".
Abraxius "He will join us or die".
Number 1 "Now onto other matters. Depopulation"?
Number 9 "Targeted envirogens ready to deploy".
Number 1 "Know this all of you, ours is the most noble and highest cause of all. The mindless rabble cannot be trusted with the future of humanity, they must be guided, culled controlled. As is the order of our natural evolution. For it is we the enlightened ones of pure genetic stock who have been chosen by our brethren the Nephelim to bring order out of chaos. An age of dominion and rule united under one flag, one army, one currency implanted (microchip implants) for the glory of our cause, for ever and ever...."

RAPATATIVE #3


In a room made of gold
Are lives bought and sold
Locked well out of sight
Where power makes right
Meet twelve different faces
Of far ancient races
There is yet one more
Who sits high off the floor
With threads in his hand
They dance his command
They lay it all down
And bow to the crown
Cause word gets around
It's they who decide
Where it's genocide
Interest in amounts
In numbered accounts
Grab up all the wealth
While reducing the health
Of the mindless masses
And all the fat asses
They talk about numbers
And devious plunders
What new kind of pill
For some other ill
And how to control
The mind and the soul
The time is now right
To bring on the night
Armageddon is now
Just a matter of how
The way is made clear
So tremble in fear
For our rule is here
All that you do in your life is be true
To yourself and you'll find you can leave it behind
And create something new do away with the few
Who would make us all small who would see us all crawl
It's what you believe and the things you conceive
That determine your fate and it's never too late
To let go of the fear have a mind that is clear
And be a star
My dear Abraxius
What's all this fuss
This annoying Peter boy
Has broken my toy
What's mine is mine
Let flow the wine
This thing must be done
Because I like my fun
(Abraxius)
No ting to worry Mon
Peter Fox soon be done
First me gonna try
Make him my ally
Soon the babies cry
It's they who decide
Where it's genocide
Interest in amounts
In numbered accounts
Grab up all the wealth
While reducing the health
Of the mindless masses
And all the fat asses


SCENE 2:
Welcome to the plush and luxurious office of Owen Willing, President of CHAOS
RECORDS. Peter Fox is sitting in a large chair across from Owen who holds a
large contract in his hand. This, very clearly, is a schmooz session for Owen and
Peter.

C U 2NITE

Sung by Owen Willing

Hey man I really think your cool
I really like your style
It really made me smile
I think you've got class
And you just couldn't buy
Publicity like that
I think you'll make the scene
That I'm going to give
A glimpse at how
The other half live
It would be my delight
To see you tonight
It would be my delight
To see you tonight
It's a party, It's a party, Ya we're going to have a party
It's a party, It's a party, Ya we're going to have a party
Tonight


SCENE 3:
Welcome to the plush and luxurious mansion that is home to Owen and his beautiful
daughter Valentina. As the music begins, Peter wonders amongst the revellers feeling a
little out of place. He eventually ends up outside on a balcony. One other figure is
there, the beautiful Valentina.

TIME STANDS STILL

Sung by Peter Fox & Valentina Willing

V- I feel butterflies
P- Have I seen you before
V- I am lost within your eyes
P- I see you as a vision
V- And I see you for more
P- Than I could realize
P & V- A moment that I know
Your soul divine
A moment that I know
I could be yours
You could be mine
Time stands still for you and I
V- I feel under a spell
P- This can't be just chance
V- You have opened my defenses
P- It's more than an attraction
V- More than just romance
P- You fill all of my senses
P & V- A moment that I know
Your soul divine
A moment that I know
I could be yours
You could be mine
Time stands still for you and I


The song finishes and Peter is about to kiss Valentina when in strides Abraxius. He
introduces himself as Peter’s new Manager, mentor and friend. Putting his arm over
Peter’s shoulder, he leads Peter back to the party to introduce to some associates
who are going to help make his music career take off.

ABRAXIUS
Sung by Abraxius


Listen my child, Listen to me
I'll tell you all, You will ever know
More in fact, Than you ever
Wanted to know, Out in the dark
Stands the huddled crowd, And they're getting loud
You could do me proud, I hold the key
You can enter in, Live every sin
Let the fun begin, I am an angel
I am salvation, Take you to your
Destination, You will be my
Own creation, I will be
Your true salvation, Trust me


As the song finishes, unseen by Peter, Abraxius hands a key off to Humpy Damster who
immediately finds Valentina and flashes the key in front of her eyes. Valentina
seemingly falls into a hypnotic trance and is easily led away by Humpy.

GIVE IT TO ME
Sung by Humpy Damster


Come with me
And I'll set you free
Like nothing you've ever seen before
Gonna make you scream
Gonna make you cream
You'r gonna come running back for more
Cause Im the king
And I can sing
I'm who they talk about
I am the shot that hit's the spot
Gonna make you scream and shout
Hey hey now what you say
You'r coming back home with me
Hey hey now don't delay
Cause baby I hold the key
Oh yeah give your love to me
Queen of hearts
one of your parts
Is calling out my name
I'll make it strong
I'll make it long
Cause I know how to play the game
The diamond rings
the clothes and things
The excitement that you need
All this for sure
and so much more
If you let me plant my seed
Hey hey now what you say
You'r coming back home with me
Hey hey now don't delay
Cause baby I hold the key
Oh yeah give your love to me

RAPATATIVE #4


Peter Fox is in a dream
He's become the chosen one
Or so it would seem
While CHAOS flows the green
Fox chilling with Owen Willing
Welcome to the machine
The deal is extreme
CD world tour and more
Enough to make Peter cream
So now we go
And see the show
Yo bro I know
Get in the row
Let's go don't blow
On your toe
To the show
Let's go
Top gun to produce
Chincy Bones works the tones
He extracts the juice
And out it flows
The media the reviews hoorah
Hype talk I suppose
So now on the road
Face to face place to place
Every night reload
So now we go
And see the show
Yo bro I know
Get in the row
Let's go don't blow
On your toe
To the show
Let's go
Another one hits
Maybe 4 maybe more
Now he's on a blitz
The world is his stage
He's no dick, just eccentric
To be all the rage
He sees valentine
Time to time so sublime
When she's on the scene
Love burns in his heart
Feels so real layers peel
Aches when they're apart
So now we go
And see the show
Yo bro I know
Get in the row
Let's go don't blow
On your toe
To the show
Let's go


SCENE 4:
The stage is set for an elaborate performance by The Peter Fox Band such as would be
seen in a large stadium performance. The audience becomes the concert goers and
the band launches into their new bigger more mature sound.

YES IT'S TRUE
Sung by Peter Fox


Yes it's true, Look at you
Arms are in the air, Smoke is everywhere
Yes it's true, Look at you
Everything is fine, We're dancing on a mine
I walked into a picture show
It is one that you all know
So for now I'm flying high
Shooting star across the sky
So for now I'm number one
With a bullet from a gun
My aim is true my aim is high
And I'm never going to die
Yes it's true, Look at you
Arms are in the air, Smoke is everywhere
Yes it's true, Look at you
Everything is fine, We're dancing on a mine
So now you make me come alive
Stuff the hype and all that jive
Come on now and trip with me
And you'll find out what to see
So for now I'm number one
Like to blaze and have some fun
Taking scenes and make them real
So this life is what I feel
Yes it's true, Look at you
Arms are in the air, Smoke is everywhere
Yes it's true, Look at you
Everything is fine, We're dancing on a mine


The Band except for Peter leave the stage and Abraxius enters. He once again guides
Peter around with an arm over his shoulder as he sings his song. A collage of
visuals goes by on a screen showing a time lapse of concerts, parties, groupies,
drugs and accolades that come with success.

UNTO THE END
Sung by Abraxius


There is a line, On which I live
It is so fine, So let me give
To you some very, Good advice
By which I hope, We can devise
A way for us, To rule the world
Of rock and roll, Diamonds and pearls
To you my friend, My special friend
To the end, My special friend
I have a question, In my mind
With an answer, For you to find
But you must, Listen to me
I will tell you, How to be
But for now, Let us explore
The sweet delights, Beyond this door
To you my friend, My special friend
To the end, My special friend


SCENE 5:
In a hotel room Peter is curled up in a semi fetal position suffering from exhaustion and
burn out. Valentina enters and while cradling Peter in her arms, sings him a lullaby.

BE STILL YOUR MIND
Sung by Valentina


Lay me down and touch me
Be still your mind, Be still
Lay me down and touch me
My heart is true , It's true
I know you
And within yourself
What's alive you feel
This is how we find
Our deepest truth
Our senses merge
I love your touch so
Lay me down and touch me
Be still your mind, Be still
Lay me down and touch me
My heart is true , It is true
I know you
You fill me with fire
That heightens my sense
Of all that we are
So let us create
Infinite love
It is what we desire
Lay me down and touch me
Be still your mind, Be still
Lay me down and touch me
My heart is true , It is true
I know you


SCENE 6:
The Peter Fox Band is back on stage, but Peter is now refreshed, and renewed. He has
remembered what inspired him in the first place and has written a new song. In the
last rap section he alludes to a skyscraper in Spain that was completely engulfed in
flames from top to bottom for several days before firefighters could put out the
blaze. Oddly enough this fire never melted the steel girders holding up the building.
Of course we all know that on certain days the laws of physics do not apply the
same way (nudge nudge wink wink).

GIVE LOVE
Sung by Peter Fox


Give love
And do unto others as you'd have done to you
Give love
It's the only way we can make all things new
Cause you know that it's true
All the things that you do
Will all come
Right back to you
In time and in space
Strait back in your face
Won't that be
Something to see
Give peace
Cause what you give out is what you get in
Give peace
Cause inside of you is where all things begin
Cause you know that it's true
All the things that you do
Will all come
Right back to you
In time and in space
Strait back in your face
Won't that be
Something to see
Give freedom
Cause who really wants it any other way
Give freedom
With all that you do and the words that you say


Scene 7:
Back in the office of Owen Willing Abraxius is in a cold rage that he has seemingly lost
control of Peter. He sings his song to Owen promising to turn the screws a little
tighter.

THE TIME IS DRAWING NEAR
Sung by Abraxius


Something must be done
My plans they go astray
And those who cross my path
I'll surely make them pay
It's time for something different
It's time for something big
I'll bend his mind the hard way
Then I'll roast the pig
It's time for something different
It's time for something big
I'll bend his mind the hard way
Peeling back his Id
The time is drawing near
The time is drawing near


Peter has been invited to the office for a special conference. Abraxius sits him down in
the plush chair and both he and Owen set about convincing Peter that he must come
to a special conference which happens to take place in the Bohemian Grove.

COME ON DOWN
Sung by Abraxius and Owen Willing


A- Your going to come with me
A place you need to see
There you will find out
Who really holds the key
The drugs will make you higher
The girls will light your fire
They are the perfect girls
To fill every desire
A & O - So come on down to the grove
Come on down to the grove
Everything you can conceive
Some things you won't believe
Come on down to the grove
Come on down to the grove
Everything you can conceive
Some things you won't believe
A- We need another hit
Not that anti-war bullshit
I am a bit concerned
How are you going to fit
One thing I must make clear
Advancing your career
Depends on these next days
You'd better lend an ear
A & O - So come on down to the grove
Come on down to the grove
Everything you can conceive
Some things you won't believe
Come on down to the grove
Come on down to the grove
Everything you can conceive
Some things you won't believe

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