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  Season 11: Episode 17




85q: Jimmy Breslin & Marvin Hagler / Level 42, E.G. Daily

Level 42 performs "Something About You"

.....Jimmy Breslin
.....Level 42

JIMMY BRESLIN, still dressed as Auric Goldfinger from the previous sketch but without the blazer or wig, stands on home base.

Jimmy Breslin: Ladies and gentleman -- Level 42!

[ Breslin points his entire right arm to the musical stage and faces it. The camera slowly pans over to LEVEL 42 (composed of lead vocalist/bassist Mark King, keyboardist Mike Lindup, guitarist Boon Gould, drummer Phil Gould, guest saxophonist Krys Mach and guest vocalist Annie McCaig) begin playing “Something About You”. Breslin stands at home base motionless. Before the camera gets away from any view of home base, a stage hand motions for Breslin to come backstage. Breslin scurries off. King plays the opening bass riff over and over. ]

Level 42: [singing] “Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh”

Mark King: [singing]
“How
How can it be?
That a love
Carved out of caring
Fashioned by fate
Could suffer so hard
From the games
Played much too often
But making mistakes
Is a part
Of life's imperfections
Born of the years
Is it so wrong
To be human after all?”

Level 42: [singing]
“Born into the stream
Of undefined illusion
Those diamond rings
They can't disguise the truth”

Mark King/Level 42: [singing]
“That there is something about you,
Baby, so right
I couldn't be here without you,
Baby, tonight”

Mark King: [singing]
“If ever our love
Was concealed
No one can say
That we didn't feel
A million things
And a perfect dream of life
Gone
Fragile but free
We remain
Tender together
If not so in love
It's not so wrong
We're only human after all”

Level 42: [singing]
“These changing years
They add to your confusion
Oh and you need to hear
The time that told the truth”

Mark King/Level 42: [singing]
“Because there’s something about you,
The way you are so right
(Baby)
I couldn't live without you
(I couldn't live without you)
Baby, here tonight”

Level 42: [singing]
“Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh,
Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh”

Mark King: [singing]
“And that there's something about you, yea”

Level 42: [singing]
“Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh”

Mark King: [singing]
“And I couldn't live without you, tonight”

Level 42: [singing]
“Ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh”

[The audience cheers and applauds. Mark King smiles and nods on behalf of the band. Dissolve to Edie Baskin’s portrait of Level 42’s four main members -- posing on the main floor at the center of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.] FADE OUT


Submitted by: Cody Downs


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