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Chasing Time

Chasing Time

In Loving Memory of James Wallace
And the beautiful souls who have forever changed our song
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01: “LAST NOVEMBER”
An empty zoom call. Faces appear with each chord. We meet Oliver, Gabbie, and Abby.

OLIVER
Last November you were happy
New horizons clear as day
I remember being happy
But last November’s far away

GABBIE
Last November rain was falling
But it didn’t hide the sun
Cause last November life was calling
To a world that just begun

OLIVER
Time is racing by

GABBIE
Can’t help but wonder why

OLIVER and GABBIE
I’ve spent a lifetime chasing daydreams from my mind
That I left the world I thought I knew behind

OLIVER
Woooooh
Wooooooh
Wooooooh

ABBY
Da da da n da da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n Wooooh

GABBIE
Da da da n da da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n Wooooh

Distant ohhs take us back in time. Zoom into the rectangle of Abby. Seems like a
different life. Montages of life, joy, laughter, dancing, etc.

02: “IN A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW”

ABBY
In a hundred years from now
I wonder how
The world will see
In a hundred lives from here
Will life appear to be

In the lights that house our bedroom?
In the love you always bring
In a hundred years from now
Will time sing

(G) Da da da n da n da
(G) Da da da n da da da da
(G) Da da da n da da
(G) Da da da n da da

(G) Da da da n da n da
(G) Da da da n da da da da
(Bb) Da da da n da da da
(Bb) Da da da n da da

OLIVER
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da

La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da

Ahhhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhhh
Ahhhh

Ahhhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhhh
Ahhhh

La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da

La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da

La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da

(G) Da da da n da n da
(G) Da da da n da da da da
(G) Da da da n da da
G) Da da da n da da

(G) Da da da n da n da
(G) Da da da n da da da da
(Bb) Da da da n da da da
(Bb) Da da da n da da

Sing with me forever
Dance with me through time today
A life ago, I never thought
The world would find a way

Cause life can fill with sorrow
Hiding out in fear
But now I see tomorrow
With your light and laughter here

(G) Da da da n da n da
(G) Da da da n da da da da
(G) Da da da n da da
(G) Da da da n da da

(G) Da da da n da n da
(G) Da da da n da da da da
(Bb) Da da da n da da da
(Bb) Da da da n da

Da da da n da da
Da da da n da da
Da da da n da da

GABBIE
Da da da n da n da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n da da da
Da da da n da da

Ahhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhh
Ahhhh

Ahhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhh
Ahhhh

Da da da n da n da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n da da
Da da da n da da

Da da da n da n da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n da da da
Da da da n da

Da da da n da n da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n da da
(G) Da da da n da da

03: “COME BACK”

This song echoes the life of Abby. But most of it is gone. Montages of the life of “last
November”... even the life of last week/yesterday… compared to the emptiness of
today. Little objects (chairs, food, phone, etc.) established earlier find new meaning in
Abby’s absence.

OLIVER
A little less sunshine today
A little less laughter to borrow
All of our dreams far away
Facing the pain of tomorrow

So wake me up when the nightmare’s ending
Wake me up when life is real again
Wake me up to prove that time’s pretending
But until then

Come back to your chair, Abby
Come back to your chair
I sit in your chair, Abby
It feels like you’re there

A little less music today
Filling our lifetime with quiet
A little less dancing today
Scrolling through time to deny it

Take me back when life was endless dreaming
Take me back with millions of miles to go
Take me back when time was full of meaning
I’d never know

Come back to your food, Abby
Come back to your food
It’s waiting for you, Abby
Spoiling for you

Come back to your phone, Abby
Come back to your phone
They’re calling your phone, Abby
I sit here alone

So fuck the sun for shining today
Fuck the busy streets for moving on
Fuck the world for finding a way
When mine is gone

Zoom into Gabbie’s rectangle.

04: “IF TIME COULD STAY”

GABBIE
If I could turn the clocks back
If I had known tomorrow back then
If I could rewind time’s track
If I could see your smile once again

Maybe I would open up my eyes
And never compromise
One moment chasing echoes that are bound to fade away
I’d imagine

If time could stay for a moment
If time could stay
I’d find way in this moment
To say the things time took away from you

If love could paint tomorrow
Building monuments to mark the endless climb
If love could reform sorrow
In a world where we might live untouched by time

Maybe I would open up my heart
And never hold a part
Of time we have with anger from a day that’s come and gone
I’d imagine

If time could stay for a moment
If time could stay
I’d find way in this moment
To say the things I should have said to you

But time isn’t waiting
For hearts in the past
Though time’s still creating
A million more moments
And maybe in one moment
Time won’t stop the love
Cause love is meant to last

05: “YOU CHANGED MY SONG”

OLIVER
I hear the breeze of last November
On every road we could’ve been
With lasting footprints to remember
When life was waiting to begin

OLIVER AND GABBIE
Will the lights still shine without you to guide me along?

Will the world find you
In a life or two
Cause you never knew
How you changed my song

GABBIE
You changed my song with words I never knew

GABBIE AND OLIVER
You changed my heart
With love that never grew
Till I met you

Now I hug a little tighter
Knowing time will move along
So In a hundred years from now
The world will rearrange cause you have changed my song

GABBIE
Da da da n da n da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n da da da
Da da da n da da
Da da da n da n da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n da da da
Da da da n da da
Da da da n da n da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n da da da
Da da da n da da
Da da da n da n da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n da da da
Da da da n da da

ABBY
(G) Da da da n da n da
(G) Da da da n da da da da
(G) Da da da n da da
G) Da da da n da da
(G) Da da da n da n da
(G) Da da da n da da da da
(Bb) Da da da n da da da
(Bb) Da da da n da da
Da da da n da n da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n da da da
Da da da n da da
Da da da n da n da
Da da da n da da da da
Da da da n da da da
Da da da n da da

OLIVER
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da
La da da nnn da da

Written by Oliver Richman
Featuring Abby Mohaddes, Gabbie Ballesteros and Oliver Richman
Music, Lyrics by Oliver Richman
Mixed by Mark Matson
Cello by Mark Matson
Music/Vocal Arrangement and Piano by Oliver Richman
Edited by Oliver Richman
Directors of Photography by Abby Mohaddes, Gabbie Ballesteros and Oliver Richman, and our families!
Professional Snack Operators: Abby Mohaddes, Gabbie Ballesteros and Oliver Richman!

01: “LAST NOVEMBER”
An empty zoom call. Faces appear with each chord. We meet Oliver, Gabbie, and Abby.

OLIVER
Last November you were happy
New horizons clear as day
I remember being happy
But last November’s far away

GABBIE
Last November rain was falling
But it didn’t hide the sun
Cause last November life was calling
To a world that just begun

OLIVER
Time is racing by

GABBIE
Can’t help but wonder why

OLIVER and GABBIE
I’ve spent a lifetime chasing daydreams from my mind
That I left the world I thought I knew behind

Distant ohhs take us back in time. Zoom into the rectangle of Abby. Seems like a
different life. Montages of life, joy, laughter, dancing, etc.

02: “IN A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW”

ABBY
In a hundred years from now
I wonder how
The world will see
In a hundred lives from here
Will life appear to be

In the lights that house our bedroom?
In the love you always bring
In a hundred years from now
Will time sing

(G) Da da da n da n da
(G) Da da da n da da da da
(G) Da da da n da da
(G) Da da da n da da

(G) Da da da n da n da
(G) Da da da n da da da da
(Bb) Da da da n da da da
(Bb) Da da da n da da

Sing with me forever
Dance with me through time today
A life ago, I never thought
The world would find a way

Cause life can fill with sorrow
Hiding out in fear
But now I see tomorrow
With your light and laughter here

03: “COME BACK”

This song echoes the life of Abby. But most of it is gone. Montages of the life of “last
November”... even the life of last week/yesterday… compared to the emptiness of
today. Little objects (chairs, food, phone, etc.) established earlier find new meaning in
Abby’s absence.

OLIVER
A little less sunshine today
A little less laughter to borrow
All of our dreams far away
Facing the pain of tomorrow

So wake me up when the nightmare’s ending
Wake me up when life is real again
Wake me up to prove that time’s pretending
But until then

Come back to your chair, Abby
Come back to your chair
I sit in your chair, Abby
It feels like you’re there

A little less music today
Filling our lifetime with quiet
A little less dancing today
Scrolling through time to deny it

Take me back when life was endless dreaming
Take me back with millions of miles to go
Take me back when time was full of meaning
I’d never know

Come back to your food, Abby
Come back to your food
It’s waiting for you, Abby
Spoiling for you

Come back to your phone, Abby
Come back to your phone
They’re calling your phone, Abby
I sit here alone

So fuck the sun for shining today
Fuck the busy streets for moving on
Fuck the world for finding a way
When mine is gone

Zoom into Gabbie’s rectangle.

04: “IF TIME COULD STAY”

GABBIE
If I could turn the clocks back
If I had known tomorrow back then
If I could rewind time’s track
If I could see your smile once again

Maybe I would open up my eyes
And never compromise
One moment chasing echoes that are bound to fade away
I’d imagine

If time could stay for a moment
If time could stay
I’d find way in this moment
To say the things time took away from you

If love could paint tomorrow
Building monuments to mark the endless climb
If love could reform sorrow
In a world where we might live untouched by time

Maybe I would open up my heart
And never hold a part
Of time we have with anger from a day that’s come and gone
I’d imagine

If time could stay for a moment
If time could stay
I’d find way in this moment
To say the things I should have said to you

But time isn’t waiting
For hearts in the past
Though time’s still creating
A million more moments
And maybe in one moment
Time won’t stop the love
Cause love is meant to last

05: “YOU CHANGED MY SONG”

OLIVER
I hear the breeze of last November
On every road we could’ve been
With lasting footprints to remember
When life was waiting to begin

OLIVER AND GABBIE
Will the lights still shine without you to guide me along?

Will the world find you
In a life or two
Cause you never knew
How you changed my song

GABBIE
You changed my song with words I never knew

GABBIE AND OLIVER
You changed my heart
With love that never grew
Till I met you

Now I hug a little tighter
Knowing time will move along
So In a hundred years from now
The world will rearrange cause you have changed my song

Written by Oliver Richman
Featuring Abby Mohaddes, Gabbie Ballesteros and Oliver Richman
Music, Lyrics by Oliver Richman
Mixed by Mark Matson
Cello by Mark Matson
Music/Vocal Arrangement and Piano by Oliver Richman
Edited by Oliver Richman
Directors of Photography by Abby Mohaddes, Gabbie Ballesteros and Oliver Richman, and our families!
Professional Snack Operators: Abby Mohaddes, Gabbie Ballesteros and Oliver Richman!

Slide ABOUT "CHASING TIME"