ACT ONE: Walking Dream

from by Danny Calise



When I see money like this, I just
I wanna spend it on something big.
I guess I’ve always been a dreamer
I try not to see it as a bad thing but
When your dreams never come true,
When is it time to stop?

Maybe dreams are best left behind
But I’ve never thought like that
I dream of love bigger than Austin
And when I feel it, well I don’t know

It’s like I’m in a walking dream
I think I need to wake up

Jackleen: W-what are you doing?

Jersey: I’m just...dreaming.

Jackleen: Dreaming about what?

Jersey: Oh, it doesn’t matter. How’s your night going?

Jackleen: It’s been okay. Not as good as you with all that moolah!

Jersey: Oh, heh yea.

Jackleen: What are you gonna do with all that cash?

Jersey: What would you do?

Jackleen: Well, I’m saving up to pay for my pet turtle’s shell transplant. But besides that...

Maybe I’m old-fashioned
But I’d like
To go out to dinner every night

A coat of fur and crown of jewels
And attention
Floating in private swimming pools
It’s like I’ll do most anything
Just to move up

Jackleen: So yea my pet turtle, her names’ uh, New Jersey

Jersey: Wait, my name is Jersey! Well, that’s what they call me.

Jackleen: No shit! Well her shell, is fricked.

Jersey: What happened?

Well let’s just put it this way: She needs a lot of money.

Jersey: Well, you can have the 60 I made off of that last ride.

Jackleen: Thank you!

Jersey: I’ll never stop dreaming

Jackleen: I’ll step on anyone I have to.

Jersey: It’s like I’m in a walking dream
Jackleen: You’re so dumb.

Jersey: I don’t want to wake up
Jackleen: Yea no shit.


from Tricycle Taxi: The Pedicab Musical, released October 15, 2016


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A high school teacher by day, singer-songwriter by Summer, Danny Calise simply will never stop writing songs.

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