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1. Superhero Girl - Eleanor, Shak Graa
2. Starmites - Ack Ack, Herbie, Dismo, Space Punk 1
3. Afraid Of The Dark - Space Punk 2, Eleanor, Starmites
4. Little Hero - Eleanor, Starmites
5. Attack Of The Banshees - Shotzi, Balbraka, Maligna, Canibelle
6. Diva - Diva 1, Banshees
7. By Your Side (Love Duet) - Space Punk 1, Eleanor
8. Bizarbara's Wedding - Bizarbara, Maligna, Banshees
9. Milady - Space Punk 2, Starmites
10. Beauty Within - Diva 2, Bizarbara
11. The Cruelty Stomp - Trinkulus, Banshees, Starmites
12. Reach Right Down - Diva 1, Eleanor, Ack Ack, Herbie, Razzle, Banshees
13. Immolation - Shak Graa, Eleanor, Space Punk 2, Starmites
14. It Wasn't A Dream (Finale) - Bizarbara, Mother, Starmites, Banshees


SUPERHERO GIRL

ELEANOR:
Goodbye, O comic books, the love affair is ending
Adieu to thee, Stan Lee, DC, and Dell
Though it's been fun, the time has come to stop pretending.
All the dreams must end, so my super friends - farewell...

But oh - I wish I were a superhero girl.
Like in the comics! Like in the movies!
Oh - Someday I'll be a superhero girl
Faithful and forceful and eternally true!
I'll crush every enemy of the red, white and blue!
Defend my fellow men (and my fellow women, too!)
That's what I'm gonna do
But oh - It's tough to be a superhero girl.
Cause no one knows it! I'm not supposed to show it!
Oh - Someday they'll know
The shy little girl they've been callin' a geek
The wormy little nerd who's much too nervous to speak,
That mess, I confess, is the hero they all seek!
I'll show them - I'm sittin' in the lab, Biology 502
Some boys start makin' fun of me (like they always do!)
The teacher is no help (Just get me outta here, I wish!)
The boys dump rotten eggs into my petrie dish!

Oh my God. This is right out of "Princess Amethyst of
the Gemworld" : Volume 5, Issue 9, when Amy Winston
accidentally opens the Well-Between-Worlds and the
eggs hatch into killer dinosaurs!

Oh no. There's poor little Morris,
mashed by a brontosaurus
And teacher's pet Camilla, mangled by Godzilla.
The blackboard is all bloody
cause they ate Miss Magilicutty.
(Should I save them? Or should I let them die the
death they so richly deserve?)
Oh no!!!!! Calling Superhero Girl!!!!!!!!!!

Oh - please let me be a superhero girl!
I'll get up one morning and then without a warning
Oh - Just watch me fly!
A new door is opening to who knows where!
I'm looking for the magic now to take me there!
I'm off on a brave adventure make it strange and new!
The curtain's goin' up I think I hear my cue!
I've lived in a crazy dream, but now it's comin' true!
When I'm really a super girl,
who knows what I'm gonna do? If I only knew...

SHAK GRAA:
BEFORE THE ECLIPSE OF OBSIDIAN MOON
MILADY NOW MUST MEET HER DOOM!
Welcome to Innerspace, Milady.
Muuaaawaugghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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STARMITES

STARMITES: (variously)
We are the good guys, so nice and polite
But bad guys beware us if you're lookin' to fight
Cause we don't take no lip and we don't take no sass
We're as tough as old shoe leather and as bold as brass
We're the Starmites! The mighty Starmites!
We fight for the right and unite to be free
We're the Starmites! The mighty Starmites!
The punks of the future, the future are we!

We're the heroes, the good guys, the pack and the pips
Gonna clean up the planet of bad guys and drips
If you're lookin' for action join our pack, join our crew
Cause we ain't never met a girl we like
(half as much as you!)
Starmites! The mighty Starmites! (etc.)

Please forgive us, Damsel, if we ain't got no couth.
We ain't never learned no manners,
it's a sign of our youth.
We all want you to like us so don't treat us like poison -
You're the first genuine, in-the-flesh real live Damsel
which we ever laid eyes on!
We wanna protect you, respect you, elect you to our midst
To woo you, ballyhoo you, and to do as you bidst!

SPACE PUNK: Roll call!
ACK ACK: Ack Ack Ackerman, at your service, Miss.
HERBIE: Herbie Harrison, at your service, Miss.
DISMO: Dismo d-d-Dittersdorff, at your mervis, sis - I
mean, at your sissus, merve-
I mean - aw forget about it!
STARMITES: Starmites! The mighty Starmites! (etc.)

SPACE PUNK:
I am the Space Punk, the original Space Punk,
The leader of the Pack, give me action, do or die!
With a biff, bop, and a bam, I can rescue any damsel
The king of the superheros, I!

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AFRAID OF THE DARK

SPACE PUNK:
When you walk into darkness and you walk into night
Better put by your troubles, better put by your fright
Cause you wanna go forward and you know it's the
wrong time to look back,
Yes, it may be a long time till you see the light
But you'll see the light!
Don't be afraid of the dark. Don't be afraid of the dark.
Don't be afraid of the dark. You're gonna see the light!
It'll take a whole lot more than a shadow to scare you
It'll take a whole lot more than an idol threat
to give us a fright
It'll take a whole lot more than that to make us up tight
You've got the power, this is the hour -
you're gonna see the light!

The enemy's out there and it's chaos and fear
You wanna cry like a baby when that darkness comes near
You may think that they got us where it hurts,
but you're so wrong
We can give 'em their just desserts,
So start by singin' this song - Start by singin' this song:

STARMITES: (variously)
I ain't afraid of the dark! I ain't afraid of the dark!
I ain't afraid of the dark! We're gonna see the light!

ELEANOR:
I'm as brave as any boy. Don't you dare patronize
Don't you treat me like a toy (Little man, I'll put you wise)
I got chutzpah to spare, with your macho you bore me
Just keep your place, I'm ready to face the danger
before me!
[ENSEMBLE SECTION - Eleanor, Punk, Starmites]

ALL: We got the power. This is the hour.
We got the power tonight!

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LITTLE HERO

ELEANOR:
Say good night, I'll be the light, and pray your soul to keep
It's been fun, but day is done, and even heroes sleep.
Close your eyes, and maybe then you'll fly
to the planets and back again
And bring those dragons to their woeful end
pretend and close your eyes
My little hero, My little boy
My little hero, Close your eyes...

Shadows fall and voices call, but you're not easy to scare
Sleep, you'll find a world designed to do anything you dare.
Close your eyes and maybe then you'll crush the enemy
and find a friend
And have adventures that will never end - pretend and
close your eyes
My little hero, Close your eyes
My little hero, My little boy...

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ATTACK OF THE BANSHEES

SHOTZI:
Sing, sisters,
Sing of the strange enemy boys,
Skulking through our forest. Awake! Sisters, arise!

BANSHEES: Who calls?

SHOTZI: Beware! Arise! Look alive! Beware! (etc.)

BANSHEES: (variously) Who calls? Who is calling?
Sing, sisters! Sing! What have you found?

SHOTZI:
Strange boys, Crude and intruding boys,
Rude little human boys - traipsing through our forest!

BANSHEES: (variously)
Sacrilege! Sacrilege! They must be punished!
We'll attack! We'll attack! Death to the humans!
Death to the heathen - the humans must die! (etc.)
Rosta la Diva sempre Divina Shosta suprema ridi victoria!

SHOTZI:
Strangers in the forest
Vain little intruders who thought they'd elude us
They scorned and poo poo'd us,
those rude and foolish boys!

BANSHEES: They'll die! They'll die!

MALIGNA & BALBRAKA:
Hey diddle dinkety poppety pet
We'll teach them a lesson they'll never forget
We'll squash 'em and squish 'em like fish in a net
They'll wrangle and wriggle and sizzle and sweat!

SHOTZI & CANIBELLE:
They're doomed to die, the spineless nits
One look at us and they'll call it quits!
We'll toss them into our torture pits
Where they'll roast and toast till they burn to bits!

BANSHEES:
AAAAAAaaaaaaaayyaaauuughhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Banshees, we're the Banshees!
Malevolent ladies, the angels of Hades,
In leather and lace, altogether we'll face
And disgrace their notorious race!

SHOTZI: They'll die.

BANSHEES:
They'll die, The hour of vengeance is close at hand
They have dared to defile our sacred land
They must meet the might of the Banshee clan
With a yaddaya ya-Dead boys tell no tales
Dead boys tell no tales - Dead boys tell no tales
Cry of the Banshee -
YYYYAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaayyaauuuughhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

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DIVA!

DIVA:
It's hard to be a Diva, baby - It's hard to be
divine...hard...hard

It's hard to be the Diva, it's hard to be Divine
To live the life of fever with your guts on the line!
It's hard to be the Diva, the stories I could tell
My life may seem like heaven, babe, but boy is it hell!

Cause it's hard, yes, it's hard, oh it's hard, baby, it's hard
It's a hard hard hard hard lot when you've got to be
Diva! (And I'm the Diva!)

Just keepin' your veneer up can be a full time job
To build a great career up when you were once a slob!
Well, people can be vicious, with minds so crude and small
But I won't break the dishes - I'm a big hearted gal!
(But it's hard...etc.)

BANSHEES: Diva d-d-Diva divine...(etc.)

DIVA:
I hate to be immodest, I hate to be a bore
But when you greet a goddess get your face on the floor!
If you want to please the Diva,
Good taste you must exude
You can lie and steal and cheat
But honey, never be rude. (Cause it's hard...etc.)

BANSHEES: Diva d-d-Diva divine...(etc.)

DIVA:
But don't get over-eager cause when all is said and done
In the limelight with the Diva there can only be one.
It's hard to be the Diva, but take a tip from me
It may be hard to be the Diva, but it's so much harder
not to be! (Oh it's hard...etc.)

It's a hard, hard, hard, hard lot, I kid you not
A hard, hard, hard, hard lot, my nerves are shot!
A hard, hard, hard, hard lot when you've got to be Diva!

BANSHEES: You better believe her!
DIVA: And I'm the Diva!
BANSHEES: (endlessly) You better -
DIVA: Shut up!

DIVA & BANSHEES:
Divaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LOVE DUET [BY YOUR SIDE]

SPACE PUNK:
Girl, you were just a dream
A dream in my heart that I could not speak
Like a song, sung from afar
On a distant star that I dared not seek.

You are the girl of my dreams,
I found the girl of my dreams
And I know now I'll never let you go.

ELEANOR:
Oh, if I dared to dream the dream in my heart
All I'd hope to see is a boy, pure, shy, and strong
Like a gentle song to awaken me.
You are the boy in my dream,
I found the boy of my dreams
And I know now I'll never let you go.

ELEANOR & SPACE PUNK:
Now, now you are mine,
Now we are one and the dream is true
And we'll never, never be afraid...

SPACE PUNK:
For as long as I'm with you there's no need to hide
I will never never leave you now...

ELEANOR & SPACE PUNK:
I will stay by your side. I will stay by your side.

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BIZARBARA'S WEDDING

BALBRAKA:
There's none so beautiful, bright, and gay
As a princess on her wedding day.

MALIGNA:
I love weddings. I love weddings.

SHOTZI:
Something old, something new,
The groom is borrowed and looking blue.

CANIBELLE:
I'd like a dish of human hash
At a fancy Banshee wedding bash.

BIZARBARA:
Oh, I wish I were an ordinary girl
A happy earth girl, of somewhat lowly birth girl
Oh, how nice to be:
A healthy normal junior miss from Podunk High

Pining over a healthy normal everyday guy
Crammin' for exams while my mom bakes apple pie
(For that I'd die!)
If other girls cross over worlds, I'd like to take a try!
Why not me?

BANSHEES:
(There's none so...etc. I love...etc. Something
old...etc. I'd like...etc)
Hosanna, Hosanna, behold the blushing bride
In glory matrimonium, we flush, we gush with pride!

MALIGNA:
Sound the Cruelty! Strike a gong! Pierce the air with
strident sound
Troth their plight without delay. Tis the Princess
Bizarbara's royal wedding day!

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MILADAY

SPACE PUNK:
She's Milady and I love her
She's the one I spend my whole day thinkin' of
Her etiquette's so delicate,
I get so high just bein' by my lady.
She's above me, far above me,
But someday I hope she'll learn to love me
She's my lady - someday she's gonna be my girl
My lady, Milady.

When she went away I felt so bad I cried
If she doesn't come back, I think I'll die inside
I ought to know where Milady's gone
Perhaps you know where she is?
I'd like to know why she had to go, oh why, why oh...?
Can't I find her? I could find her
She may be mad at me so don't remind her
That she's my lady, someday she's gonna be my girl.
My lady, Milady, my lady girl.

I don't know why I feel so shy but when she passes by
I get kinda high and heave a great sigh as if I could die
Or touch the sky - I think that I love Milady, oh!
Call me macho, a hot-to-trot Joe
Rude, unruly, but I know I'm not so bad
Cause she's my lady, some day she's gonna be my girl.
[PUNK'S SPEECH]

She's so dainty, bright and clever
She's so lovely wanna love her forever and ever
She's my lady, someday she's gonna be my girl
She's my lady and I wish she'd come back to me
She's Milady and I wish she'd come back to me
She's my lady and I wish she'd come back to me now
We'd have a time, I'd love her and I'm
Hopin' maybe my lady will be my girl.

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BEAUTY WITHIN

DIVA:
You think it's the end
But your feelings will mend
You know I'm your friend and I don't lie
Never mind you, never mind you
If people are crazy and the world is unkind
Never you mind, child, never you mind
There's somebody waiting at the end of the line
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Never was a girl so lovely as you are inside
Though it seems the world is getting colder
Make a new start, don't live a lie, open your heart
Don't be ashamed, don't be afraid to try - you've got
Beauty within, Beauty within
Beauty within your heart and soul
Oh child, you're lovely inside
Behind all your pride, there's a love you can't hide
You've got to let it all show, you've got to let it begin
You've got to find the beauty within,
and send it shining through!
You've got to show it on the outside too
The beauty, the beauty within you

BIZARBARA:
I know I'm not pretty
I'm the type they call witty
I see the looks of pity as I pass by
Never you mind, you say, never you mind
If people are crazy and the world is unkind
Never you mind, you tell me, never you mind
There's somebody waiting at the end of the line

But if beauty is in the eye of the beholder
What good is that if they never will open their eyes?
You tell me, chin up, girl, be bolder -
I could open my heart, but I'm afraid if I start
It might just rip me apart if I found out you've been
telling me lies
You say I've got
Beauty within, Beauty within
Beauty within my heart and soul
But Mama, Mama, Mama - I'm lonely inside
Behind all my pride, I just want to hide
I'd like to let it all show, I'd like to let it begin
I'd like to find the beauty within, but I'm afraid to try!
What if the beauty within me dies?
The beauty the beauty within me.
[BIZARBARA ENTERS THE CLONESTAR. IN A FLASH SHE
IS TRANSFORMED INTO A VISION OF ELEANOR. DIVA AND DAUGHTER SING IN CELEBRATION OF HER NEWFOUND BEAUTY.]

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THE CRUELTY STOMP

TRINKULUS: (strumming the Cruelty)
The Punk's in love, his lady too
His friends and former foes happiness wish him do
May woe and misery never visit you
Come join the dance you'll never rue.

There's a crazy little ditty that's been boppin around
It'll really hypnotize you with its magical sound
It'll make you do all kinds of things you never would do
So dance to the music of the Cruelty, ooh!
The Cruelty, The Cruelty, doin' the Cruelty Stomp!
You gotta shake shake shake (drives you crazy)
Shake shake shake (don't be lazy)
Shake shake shake to the music of the Cruelty!
You gotta shake shake shake (groove and rock now)
Shake shake shake (bump and bop now)
Shake shake shake to the rhythm of the Cruelty!

It'll make you feel great, It'll make you feel swell
It'll take you to heaven on a magical spell
And if you start to feel kooky,
well then you know you're on track
Cause by the time you get spooky,
you never get to turn back, oh no!
Dance to the music of the Cruelty!
Take a chance on the music of the Cruelty!
Sigh with the magic of the Cruelty!
Fly with the magic of the Cruelty!
Be a sport now, don't stop short now - The Cruelty!
The Cruelty! - The Cruelty!
Doin' that Cruelty Stomp!
[INSANE DANCE WHICH EVEN DIVA MUST JOIN]
Hey! Ho! Hey! Ho! hey! ho! hey! ho! (etc.)
[DANCE CONTROLLED BY THE CRUELTY]

COMPANY:
Ah, doin' that Cruelty - I'm doin' that Cruelty Stomp!
Keep doin' that Cruelty Stomp!
Love doin' that Cruelty Stomp!
Doin' that Cruelty Stomp! Yeah!

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REACH RIGHT DOWN

ACK ACK:
It looks like the end of the line, old friend
Hopes are far between and few.
Your soul cries out for comfort now,
but your fears echo back at you.
Your hopes are gone, you can't go on,
and the outlook's black and blue
When there's absolutely nothing left,
there's just one thing to do...

HERBIE:
You've got to reach right down to the bottom of your soul
Then you gotta reach a little more,
then you gotta reach a little more

ACK ACK:
You got to reach right down till you can't dig no deeper
Then you gotta dig a little more,
then you gotta reach a little more

RAZZLE:
When you're down at the bottom, well don't stop then!
Grab your dreams if you still got 'em and start over again

ACK ACK:
You gotta go deeper and deeper till you hit that core!

HERBIE:
When you think you've given everything you've got

STARMITES:
You gotta give more! You gotta give more!
You got to be ready (etc.)!

[DIVA'S SPEECH]

DIVA:
You gotta reach right down to the bottom of your soul...
Reach right down to your soul
Go one more round,
Cause a sweet sweet dream never will die!

[GOSPEL ENSEMBLE & A CAPELLA "CLAP SECTION"]

CANIBELLE, BALBRAKA, & COMPANY:
Come on now, think about it, think about it, think!
Are you ready? To keep on goin'? You gotta reach!

ELEANOR & COMPANY:
I gotta reach right down to the bottom of my soul...
Cause a sweet sweet dream never will die!

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IMMOLATION

ELEANOR:
How to fight the Cruelty? What weapon can I use?
Everything I had is gone, there's nothing left to lose.
No one else can help me now, perhaps it's meant to be,
A blazing force is shining somewhere deep inside of me!
Can't you see?
My love, my love is stronger than anything
In the deepest darkest night, when my soul is forced to fight
I know my love will make it right
My love will make it right - Cause I trust my love...

[As Eleanor sings, Punk gets stronger. Now both are standing
reaching for each other. Shak Graa blasts them with the Cruelty.
Suddenly, the Starmites rush on stage.]

DAZZLE: Punk!
HERBIE: Milady!
ACK ACK: Shak Graa, you will have to kill us first
SHAK GRAA: MY PLEASURE. [He twists them with the Cruelty.]
ELEANOR: No. It's Milady you want and Milady you shall have!

SHAK GRAA:
NOW I'VE GOT YOU, FINALLY CAUGHT YOU!
BEWARE! BEWARE! DESPAIR! DESPAIR!
[He blasts Eleanor with the Cruelty]

STARMITES: [paralyzed by the Cruelty]
Milady, fight him now - Milady, you know how
Milady, he will fall - All for one and one for all!

ELEANOR:
Push me down and pick me up and push me down again
No one's gonna stop me now, this battle soon will end!
Bend me, crush me, kill me, tear me, watch my spirits soar
What's the power raging in me? This, and nothing more:

SHAK GRAA: [as the Cruelty crumbles]
No! No! The power is gone! DON'T SPEAK OF LOVE IN
THESE HALLS!

ELEANOR & PUNK:
Our love - Our love is stronger than anything
We will walk into the fire, never fear the funeral pyre
We know our love will set us free - Our love

SHAK GRAA:
DAMN YOU, ELEANOR!

ELEANOR, PUNK, STARMITES:
[turn & sing directly at SHAK GRAA, forcing him
toward the Pit]
Love! Love! [SHAK GRAA loses his balance and falls
into the Abyss.] Love!

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FINALE [IT WASN'T A DREAM]

MOTHER:
You closed your eyes, and maybe then
You sailed to another world and back again
But please remember, it was just pretend. Pretend...

BIZARBARA:
It wasn't a dream, it wasn't a dream
It was out of this world, but it wasn't a dream
It wasn't a dream, it wasn't a dream
It was magic, but it wasn't a dream.
They tell me every dream must end,
And even though you say it was pretend
And though I'm never going back again
It never was, it never was, it never was a dream
I know in my heart...

SPACE PUNK & STARMITES:
[sing to BIZARBARA from Innerspace]
There's some place like home
There's some place like home
You'll find a place better than home, here in my heart

BANSHEES & STARMITES:
[sing to BIZARBARA from Innerspace]
You've found a place to be reborn
You've found a place where day is dawning
A place where your dreams never wither and die
A place you can change cause it's time to say goodbye.

MOTHER:
Shadows fall and voices call, but you're not easy to scare
Sleep, you'll find a world designed to do anything you dare
It's been fun, but day is done and sweet dreams fill the air
Close your eyes, sleep, little baby girl,
You must sleep now, you must sleep now
Close your eyes and go to sleep.
You'll be all right now...

BIZARBARA:
Long ago and far away
I heard the voice of my mother say
There comes a time, there comes a day
When everything changes and nothing can stay
But you don't really mind
cause there's so much in store for you
You don't really mind cause the future is waiting for you
Maybe it's happening now to me, Mama,
I'm feeling alive and at last I'm really home
I'm home...

Mother:
Oh my child, Oh my child, Oh my child...

[MOTHER and new-found DAUGHTER embrace,
surrounded by the vision of Innerspace. From behind
the bed, the bony fingers of SHAK GRAA appear. He
pops up, unseen by BIZARBARA and MOTHER. He
smiles enigmatically, as the lights fade to black.]

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