Iago's Song

Iago's Song

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This one needs a lot of work, but I have to put it away for a little while, or I'm going to start not liking it. This is my Iago as a Disney villain song. I need to work on the dialog a lot, and I need voice actors, because dialog and acting are not my strong suit. This also needs solo trumpet and a lot more orchestration, but here's the very first draft.

Lyrics: 

Iago and Roderigo meet. Dialog and stuff.

Iago:
Self sufficiency. That's my philosophy
Forget reputations and your dignity
It's all a game. Kings and pawns they're all the same
No reward without some pain. Nothing ventured nothing gained
Just be the last one to remain

So you act sincere, though you're not as you appear
Whisper in their ear. What they want to hear
Perservere
Roderigo:
Iago, I'm so lucky you're my friend
Iago:
I know. And all the while you bewitch them and beguile
Flash a smile. Call it vile,
But you do it all with style.
You'll get what you've got coming in the end

More dialog

Plant the seed. Doubt and jealousy grow like a weed
Reap what you sow, and watch your plan succeed.
It's all a dance. You make your move and take your chance.
Tempting fate and circumstance
Manipulating happenstance
It's how the likes of us advance.

So you act sincere, though you're not as you appear
Whisper in their ear. Play upon their fear
Perservere
Roderigo:
Iago, I'm so lucky you're my friend
Iago:
I know. And all the while you bewitch them and beguile
Flash a smile. Call it vile,
But you do it all with style.
Roderigo:
I'll get what you've I've coming in the end

Iago:
So I act sincere, though I'm not as I appear
Whisper in their ear. What they want to hear
Perservere
(mocking imitation) Iago, I'm so lucky you're my friend
And all the while I bewitch them and beguile
Flash a smile. Call it vile,
But I do it all with style.
I'll get what I've got coming in the end



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

I really like this! that piano nails it! Reminds me more of the first couple of songs i heard you do ages ago! a very entertaining journey!

cindyrella's picture

Hmm. I thought my comment posted. This is so creative and something I could never do. Fantastic!

Sunfire's picture

This is great! Very clever. The dialogue and the piano compliment and reinforce each other nicely.

kahlo2013's picture

This is clever and well done! I like how it evolves and the movement in your piano part is perfect! While you may not be happy with your spoken bits the beginning with the dialogue drew me right in. Nice job!

mikehex's picture

While I'm alarmed at the prospect of a Disney cartoon Iago, you've just about sold me on it with this. Really well done

standup's picture

Forget your dignity. "What???!!!" Love it. I like the back and forth.

Poor Iago. Looking for payback. Richard Thompson could not have done better.

"You're not as stupid as you look" -- A classic line for sure.

Bring the money to me...

The last chorus with interjections is very nice.

billwhite51's picture

the piano part moves things along nicely. the spoken contemporary conversation is an interesting contrast to the lines from shakespeare. the bad acting accentuates this contrast, so i think more professional actors might ruin the comic contrasts.

Ha I love the opening skit and it's move into the song. The piano part is great. The talking through makes it really fun. I really like the melody on the "act sincere" part. This is a great and enjoyable song!

Wolf Kier's picture

This is such great fun, very clever. Can see why it's artist fave. You do a great job, but if you ever do an open casting, drop me a line. Smile

Jeuse's picture

I haven't read Othello since high school. It was fun to dive back into that world. You nailed the Disney villain thing! What a clever juxtaposition! This is brilliant.

wacha's picture

This is fantastic and so clever. You have given yourself quite the sturdy building blocs to build a fuller arrangement on. It definitely has a Disney villain vibe to it, very nice job!

Jerry Pettit's picture

Ah, good! I'm in a bit of a Shakespeare mood anyway--it was my favorite class in college (although I was a math major!). I just watched "Much Ado About Nothing" on Amazon Prime, because it had Denzel and Keanu (!) both in it.

Glad to find another aficionado. You've inspired me, I think, to maybe take a stab at a Shakespeare-themed song myself.

Loved this!