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JAMIE THORN & THE MYSTERY PACIFIC   – FOR KING AND COUNTRY LYRICS                           Red - Stock                   ...
man singing first line,                                                  MEDIUM LONG SHOT of entire                       ...
names and cut to names-              and in this brief moment of              silence thoughts of hope make        Lines f...
and wife comforting him as                                                           the camera circles round.3:19 – 3:42 ...
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  1. 1. JAMIE THORN & THE MYSTERY PACIFIC – FOR KING AND COUNTRY LYRICS Red - Stock Blue - Band Green – Narrative Misc TIME LYRICS ON SCREEN MARKSINTRO Instrumental BLACKSCREEN0:10 FADE IN10 seconds These were our sons who died for our lands engraved in stone plays.VERSE #1 The camera begins from the left i think upon those friends of moving to right with a PANNING0:11-0:5540 seconds mine and memories they say shot of the whole band performing at a MID LEVEL how brave our step behind the angle. band upon a summers day LOW ANGLE behind the front man then cutaway to oh i did not go alone my friends i MEDIUM CLOSE UP of front man’s face, singing. did not go alone my friends and i wave goodbye Aged footage plays of a ship leaving the harbor with the as our ship left England home soldiers being waved goodbye by the people left behind on land. oh we joked and laughed upon A mother clutching her children the words, what would our all-crying together. mothers say Girl in the green dress crying, unwed again in sweethearts wiping her eyes with a handkerchief as soldiers arms by Christmas we were deadBuild up to As the CHORUS builds:chorus0:56/7-1.16 LOW LEVEL of foot tapping bass drum20 seconds LONG SHOT from the band from behind LEFT SIDE PROFILE of the band playing LONG SHOT of the band from the frontCHORUS MEDIUM LONG SHOT of the bass1:17-1.46 guitarist playing27 seconds MID LEVEL CLOSE UP shot of fingers strumming a guitar then CUTAWAY to ______________________________ (CHORUS) a MEDIUM LONG SHOT of front
  2. 2. man singing first line, MEDIUM LONG SHOT of entire band directly from the front, MID LEVEL CLOSE UP of hand they say i fight, for king and playing guitar, cutaway to country similar shots of each instrument being played by each band they say its my, duty to which i member CUT to CLOSE UP of face singing, must uphold CUT to EXTREME CLOSE UP of when shes in need, when shes mouth singing then ZOOM OUT as chorus ends on ‘oh’ in danger your country calls out to you, you are a saviour oh1:47 – 1:57 LONG SHOT Cut to the man our laughter draws down the line standing in front of his mirror10 secondsVERSE #2 the whisper song, the long looking nervous, CLOSE UP of1:57 – 2.20 him doing buttons and suiting up drawn whine in his military uniform23 seconds there were no cheering crowds HIGH ANGLE see him leaving the giggling eyes house from window, there was no marching band LOW LEVEL stepping onto the cackling guns against boys so street and crushing a flower pushing up from the crack in the fine concrete, growing where it’s not supposed to. no summer bloom marked friends of mine Autumn leaves pass him on the pavement below, being swept over the top the sergeant cries away by the wind. and into no man’s land Cut to Afghanistan footage, a military airplane travels the sky. A lone soldier aims his gun and fires, then cut to men crawling over the trenches, sand flying into the air everywhere.2:21 – 2:24 HIGH ANGLE of the man oh my dear friends amidst the music holding an old schoolVERSE #3 trench i see you all graduation photo, CLOSE UP2.25 – 2:52 of his face MATCHED cut to my pale schoolyard chums away31 seconds POV shot down at the photo, lost country’s call with his thumb tracing the
  3. 3. names and cut to names- and in this brief moment of silence thoughts of hope make Lines from the stone inscriptions in the memorial me cower (Stockwell) appear on screen, as i set foot on Englands fields PANNING from left to right. Then names come scrolling and guns in each arm down one after the other with the camera TILTing down. MEDIUM LONG SHOT in the centre of the front , showing band playing. Cutaway to MEDIUM CLOSE UP of front man singing last line.CHORUS 2 There’s a LOUD NOISE; JUMP did we fight, for king and2:53 – 3:18 cut as the man jumps25 seconds country suddenly, a wild look in his eyes. LOW ANGLE from the no, said i, we fought for thoughts middle showing the band play of returning home and men who need me, for all Camera focus on side profile, MEDIUM LONG SHOT from our loved ones the nose down so we can see welcome home, a hero, for all i he’s breathing heavy. Band member CLOSE UP hand have done playing instrument MEDIUM LONG SHOT side profile the front man singing – TILT camera up: it was an innocuous noise but it’s war in his ears all over again CUT- CUT direct front shot of the entire band playing- 360 degree shot of man in the middle of an empty-ish room, rocking backward and forwards. Wife comes in and puts her arms round him, quick cuts between man alone
  4. 4. and wife comforting him as the camera circles round.3:19 – 3:42 Flicker back and forth between quick they say x 6, oh they say x2they say clips of23 seconds did they die, for king and a) Bush speakingVERSE #4 b) Band playing country?3:43 - 4:05 c) Churchill speaking46 seconds was it right, that they should die d) Band playing e) Bush so far from home f) Band theyll never greet you, in g) Churchill h) Band adoration or shake your hand i) Protests down familiar streets, in glory ________ green and pleasant land The room is dark, MEDIUM LONG SHOT he’s in bed at home and he’s having night terrors again. CUTAWAY shot of himVERSE #5 As the song slows, a clock face how wrong we were to think it4:06 – 4:36 dominates the screen coming into38 seconds fun focus and the second hand is slowly4.37 – 4: 44 ticking to 11 am – referencing great foreign fields against the xEnd music Remembrance Day when we have a7 seconds forced to dig the darkening mire minute of silence. See him close his eyes in remembrance of what he pray for us all in our plight knows and feels. i close my eyes, i see my friends The song comes to an end. LONG along the line many fine young SHOT and simply hold the shot: the men band all look down at the ground in silence, lowering their instruments lying still in x x grace with solemn faces and everything lies their lifeless eyes, their mouths still. agape FADE OUT i feel alone at the wars end BLACKSCREEN i wish i died among my friends