Color Me Badd – On My Mind

 

RINGS

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Color Me Badd

Featuring

Faith Evans

 

All Rights Reserved

 

 

FADE IN:

To an extreme close-up of a cell phone.

 

VOICEMAIL

Bry.

The petition came through.

I’ll be over on Friday

for you to sign it and to

pick up the rest of my things.

(END OF MESSAGE)

 

INT. APARTMENT – DAY

Bryan and Faith sit down a couple boxes by the front door.

 

FAITH

Alright, I think that’s everything.

 

Bryan glances over the room, spotting their photo album on the bar.

 

BRYAN

Oh, how ‘bout the pics?

Wanna divide ‘em up?

 

They both walk over to the bar and Faith opens up the album AS MUSIC STARTS, we push and on it, entering the picture taken of them together.

As it comes to life their encounter rewinds then plays back for us.

Bryan’s working a dart booth at a fair. Faith approaches, hands over her dollar and receives three darts.

Extreme close-up, all three miss.

Bryan takes one of the darts and rapidly POPS three balloons, leaving the dart stuck in the board of the last one.

He hands Faith a large plush toy. They share a moment.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

The picture of them from the album is taken.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

 

LYRICS

I-

Thinkin’ back on how

we used to be

La la la la la la la

Oh Oh Oh

Hmm hmm

You’re on my mind constantly

free your love come with me

I wanna give you everything

(oh baby)

I want to give you everything

(yeah)

You’re on my mind constantly

free your love come with me

(free or love)

I wanna give you everything

I wanna give you everything

 

Bryan and Faith walking and talking throughout the fair getting to know each other.

 

LYRICS

Thinkin’ back on how

we use to be

in the past

 

A guy comes walking their way (his back to camera) causing them to momentarily part ways as they pass him. He turns around to look at them (and camera)

it’s Bryan, from present day.

Bryan Abrams 'On my Mind'

 

LYRICS

(Bryan singing)

I’m a wishin’

you’d always

stay the same

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Past Faith and Bryan looking into each others eyes. They lean in to kiss.

 

LYRICS

And it would last

baby you’re on my mind

 

DISSOLVE MATCH CUT:

 

Starting from a close-up of the two kissing we fall back on the freshness of new love as they ride in a gondola floating out from under a bridge.

 

LYRICS

You’re on my mind constantly

(constantly)

free your love come with me

I wanna give you everything

I wanna give you everything

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

EXT. PARK – DAY

Faith sits on a bench alone.

All of a sudden Bryan pops up from behind with Rose in hand. The two kiss as he takes his seat and they start to canoodle.

 

LYRICS

You’re on my mind constantly

free your love come with me

(free your love)

I wanna give you everything

I wanna give you everything

 

We start to fall back on them and in so doing bring in present day Faith, her back to the memory and facing frame left.

Faith Evans 'On my Mind'

LYRICS

(Faith singing)

What is the problem?

I don’t understand

 

Continuing with the fall back present day Bryan is now brought into foreground, whose back is to Faith and the memory as he faces frame right.

 

LYRICS

(Bryan singing)

You use to tell me everything

’cause I was your man

 

Faith turns and looks at their past selves enjoying one another.

 

LYRICS

(Faith singing)

I put my trust in you

and gave you all my time

 

Bryan turns around to her, her back facing him.

 

LYRICS

(Bryan singing)

Well now you turn your back on me

 

Faith in foreground, Bryan in background.

 

LYRICS

(Faith singing)

I don’t even know why

(no baby)

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

At his dart booth Past Bryan coaches Faith while lining her up and handing her a dart.

She throws it.

 

LYRICS

All of my time

(Oh)

I had to make it right

(make it right)

 

The balloon POPS and she excitedly jumps up and down.

 

LYRICS

Everything I do

I wanna share it all with you

 

Bryan points out something that was in the balloon and now seems to be stuck in the wall.

 

LYRICS

(I wanna share)

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

He helps her over the counter to investigate.

 

LYRICS

(Bryan singing)

When I see her smiling face

you’re the one who makes my day

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Faith pulls the tiny balloon off the wall and finds that a diamond engagement ring is inside.

 

LYRICS

Let me kiss you for a while

Turn your frown into a smile

 

Hand covering open mouth, Faith turns around to Bryan, who bends down to one knee.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Extreme close-up, Bryan sliding the engagement ring onto Faith’s ring finger.

DISSOLVE MATCH CUT TO:

 

An extreme close-up of the engagement ring right beside a matching wedding ring.

 

LYRICS

On my mind

 

Extreme close-up, present day Faith looking down at her matrimonial rings in sorrow.

 

LYRICS

Constantly

(constantly)

 

Extreme close-up, present day Bryon is burdened by the failure of their companionship as well.

 

LYRICS

Free your love

 

Extreme close-up, Bryan’s wedding ring.

 

LYRICS

I wanna give you everything

 

They both look back to the photo album.

 

LYRICS

(Faith singing)

Baby I can make you smile

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Camera DISSOLVES over the next collection of photos in the album…

Bryan carrying his newly wedded wife over the threshold of their new home.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Their first Christmas together.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Birthdays.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Sitting up in bed together, photo reads, ‘First Wedding Anniversary’.

 

LYRICS

(Faith singing)

Your smile

(Bryan singing)

Your smile

You’re on my mind

my mind

my mind

You’re on my mind

 

Extreme close-up, Faith’s hand goes atop Bryan’s.

 

LYRICS

You’re on my mind

 

Back on the photo of them in bed, only now they’re lying down holding one another.

They DISSOLVE and REAPPEAR, about a foot between them now but still facing and touching each other.

They DISSOLVE and REAPPEAR, now two feet between them and no longer touching

They DISSOLVE and REAPPEAR, farther apart and now turned around with backs facing each other.

They DISSOLVE and REAPPEAR, still facing opposite directions and now each as close to the edge of their side of the bed as possible.

 

LYRICS

(first repeat of chorus)

 

Extreme close-up, Faith’s hand on top of Bryan’s.

He turns his over and holds hers while giving it a little rub with his thumb.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Extreme close-up, side-by-side they turn and look into each other’s eyes. Missing what they once had.

 

LYRICS

(second go round of the chorus)

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Their petition for divorce is tossed atop a burning fire and melts away.

 

LYRICS

Baby I can make you smile again

just let me see you smile

Baby I can make you smile again

let me see you smile again

Baby

 

FADE OUT:

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