The Script – Rusty Halo

Rusty Halo Cover

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

 

Song

By

The Script

 

All Rights Reserved

 

 

FADE IN:

INT. GRAND CENTRAL STATION – DAY

From POV seated in the middle of Grand Central Station we stand and head into the countless commuters, all in fast-forward, the color of our world somewhat pastel-like.

LYRICS

It’s been a long time coming

It’s been a long time coming

It’s been a long time coming

But you know you had it coming

Know you had it coming

Approaching the opening doors of a train the identical reflections in both windows are of Danny.

And as the doors open a form of light is created in the middle, (Off the reflection)

And as we step into it the train camera pulls out of the POV, now giving us a straight on shot of Danny… (Color changes slightly, as it will throughout the video as indicated. Basically with each we get closer and closer to pencil drawn moving images)

…Who we track as he hurriedly makes his way through the long fast-forward movement of the coach.

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

Everyone’s running from something

but we don’t know when it’s coming

so we keep running and running

Gotta

Everyone’s running from something

but we don’t know when it’s coming

so we keep running and running and running

Stepping out of the opening doors and into a new station Danny makes his way through the fast-forward rat race while he climbs his way up some grungy stairs.

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

Now I’m looking at the Bible

tryina’ find a loophole

Yeah I’m living my revival

dying for a new soul

Now there’s no light to guide me

on my way home

And finds himself on the surface of the cement jungle, a.k.a. the streets of NYC. He readies himself to jump out into it… (Color/image shift)

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

Now there’s no time to shine

My Rusty Halo

And he’s off, the world/image more jittery (think Speed Racer)…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

(It’s been a long time coming)

It’s been a long time

(It’s been a long time coming)

Yeah

It’s been a long time

(It’s been a long time coming)

Been so long

But I gotta shine

shine

shine

Like a traffic cop in the middle of the street, he performs…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

My Rusty Halo…

Gotta shine my Rusty Halo…

Gotta shine

My Rusty Halo

From inside the dark depths of Danny’s mind two trains make their way through darkened tunnels…

LYRICS

Now I’m running for the light

in the tunnel

And as the headlights head for camera we fall out of Danny’s eyes…

LYRICS

but it’s just the train

Into a wide shot of the congested NYC scene, the trains below the ground made visible too.

LYRICS

(but it’s just the train)

Danny crosses the street and looks into a window…

Where he and us both discover it’s the set of The Today Show.

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

Yeah

I’m looking for the right type of pleasure

but all I find is pain

(Oh)

Al Roker turns around to Danny/us and gives a little wink…

LYRICS

Now there’s no light to guide me

on my way home

And we fall back as Al turns back around and Danny simultaneously turns to camera to look back out to the world.

LYRICS

(Danny singing) disease

Now there’s no time to

shine

My Rusty Halo…

He once again hits Speed Racer mode…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

(It’s been a long time coming)

It’s been a long time

(It’s been a long time coming)

Yeah

It’s been a long time

(It’s been a long time coming)

Been so long

but I gotta shine

shine

shine

And now finds himself on an outdoor stage in the center of Rockefeller Center as he performs with The Script… (The images now closer than ever to being hand drawn. Think of the video for A-Ha’s Take Me On)

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

My Rusty Halo…

Gotta shine my Rusty Halo…

Gotta shine my Rusty Halo

Flickering in and out…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

It’s been a long time

It’s been a long time

It’s been a long time

Danny at center stage…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

I know I had it coming

Flickers away…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

Yeah

Yeah

Reappears stage right…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

I know I had it coming

Flickers away…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

Yeah

Yeah

Reappears stage left…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

I know I had it coming

Flickers away…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

Yeah

Yeah

No longer flickering but still quite animated, The Script performs…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

I know

that I gotta shine

shine

shine

My Rusty Halo…

Gotta shine my Rusty Halo

Gotta shine my Rusty Halo

My Halo

My Halo

Gotta shine my Rusty Halo

My Halo

My Halo

Gotta shine…

Back to Speed Racer mode, the coach of the train, only now in its full hand-drawn moving image…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

Everyone’s running from something

but we don’t know when it’s coming

So we keep running and running

Gotta

a large pencil tip enters frame, matching the frantic speed of the moving image as it actually draws it…

LYRICS

(Danny singing)

Everyone’s running from something

but we don’t know when it’s coming

So we keep running and running

and running

from an extreme close-up on the pencil tip we slowly fall back/up on a homeless man as he sits on the ground in this dead center of grand central station, drawing the video… (Is the homeless man Danny? Hmmm?)

Continuing to crane up on him/the rat race to extreme wide, (pattern on the ground around him a circle/Halo) until…

LYRICS

It’s been a long time…

It’s been a long time…

It’s been a long time…

It’s been a long time…

FADE OUT:

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