Sid's Temptations, Part 1: Bread and Water

from by Vienna Teng and Tanya Shaffer

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    This album of songs from the new musical "The Fourth Messenger" stars Vienna Teng as Mama Sid, a world-renowned spiritual teacher with a hidden past. Loosely inspired by the Buddha legend, this contemporary re-imagining poses the question of whether and how it's possible to be both enlightened and flawed.

    This pre-order package includes a physical CD and a digital download, to be released November 7, 2015.

    Music by Vienna Teng, lyrics by Tanya Shaffer and Vienna Teng, directed by Matt August, orchestrated/music directed by Ryan O'Connell.

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In flashback, we see Mama Sid twenty years earlier when, after wandering homeless for seven years, she sits down under the freeway and vows not to get up until she achieves enlightenment. In this song, a loaf of bread and a glass of water try to lure her out of her resolve.

lyrics

BREAD
Comin’ fresh from the oven
I'm golden and hot
Give your taste buds some lovin'
Yeah I'll hit the spot
The aroma's rising
Rich and surprising
Yum yum yum yum, aaaaaaah!

CHORUS
Yum yum yum yum, aaaaaaah!

BREAD
Slather me with butter, baby
Spread me with a sweet red jam
Ooh baby don't you know who I am?

SID
Bread…

CHORUS
Bread!

SID
I'm hungry…

CHORUS
So hungry

SID
And thirsty too...

(A glass of WATER runs on.)

WATER
Oo, that's my cue!

You're a scorching desert inside
Every inch of you crumbled and dry
I can heal you, I can provide
This cool, cool water

CHORUS
Cool, cool water

WATER
It's easy, I'm here for you
Pour this glorious river right into you

WATER AND CHORUS
Glug glug glug glug glug glug
Glug glug glug glug glug glug aaaaah!

SID
Go away. Mine is a thirst you cannot soothe.

(BREAD and WATER approach ominously.)

WATER AND CHORUS
Glug glug glug glug glug glug
Glug glug glug glug glug glug

BREAD AND CHORUS
Yum yum yum yum yum yum
Yum yum yum yum-

SID
I said shoo! I have a job to do.

credits

from The Fourth Messenger, featuring Vienna Teng, released November 10, 2015
Music by Vienna Teng
Lyrics by Tanya Shaffer and Vienna Teng
Directed by Matt August
Music Directed and Orchestrated by Ryan O'Connell

SID: Vienna Teng
BREAD: Fred Ross
WATER: Tanya Shaffer
ENSEMBLE: Chris Aceves, Robert Brewer, Anna Ishida, Barnaby James, Maria Mikheyenko, Annemaria Rajala, Leandra Ramm, Ashley Simms

Piano and keyboards: Ryan O'Connell
Violin: Anthony Blea
Cello: Freya Seeburger
Drums: Ken Bergmann

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