The Who

Flame

Lyrics

Scene 21: Rastus and Ruth

ANNOUNCER ON RADIO:
Number one this week, Roz Nathan with Flame.

RUTH:
There you go Rastus.
It's Rosalind on the radio.
I can't wait to see Ray's face.

RASTUS:
Yeah, well I can't wait to see Rosalind's fuckin' face.
Of course, I won't, will I?
Because it's you, isn't it, eh?
You!
You were Rosalind, that picture was of you.
You dirty cow.
You couldn't have been older than, what, fourteen?
No wonder Ray started writing to you.

RUTH:
How did you find out?
Oh, of course, the witch's teats.
Me and a couple of girls at school took it, we were about twelve.
Ray believes Rosalind's uncle Charlie took it ...
by force.

RASTUS:
I knew you were smart Ruth, but not that smart.

RUTH:
It worked anyway, his old records are selling like mad.

RASTUS:
So, uh, he write wrote your song, then?

RUTH:
That would be telling.

You shone a light for me to follow
Knowing I would
You graced me with a precious gift
That no-one else could
Touched by your presence I surrender, oh yeah
You gave me a lead and I was a follower
A quest to succeed, I am a discoverer

Flame, you set me on fire
Nothing can take me any higher
I'm fueled on emotion
And full of desire

Flame, show me the way

You gave me a lead and I was a follower
A quest to succeed, I am a discoverer

Oh, hold out the flame and feel the power

Flame, you set me on fire
Nothing can take me any higher
I'm fueled on emotion
And full of desire
Flame
Oh flame, you set me on fire

Scene 22: Rastus' place

RUTH:
I'm not gonna turn my back on Rosalind now.
You manipulated her!
Careful what you say, I'll print it.

RAY:
I don't give a smorgasboard about that load of old bollocks you churn out.

RASTUS:
Now, now, Ray.
Don't get introspective.
We've got the headlines, we're back in calculator country!

RAY:
I helped her deal with her problem!

RUTH:
She doesn't have a problem.
Do you?

RAY:
She knows I do.
If she were here now, we could ask her, couldn't we Rastus?

RASTUS:
Well, we could, yeah, if she was here.

RAY:
Are you saying nothing I wrote helped her?

RUTH:
No, you just helped her become a fucking star.

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