Right then! Let’s get this train wreck a-rollin’, and other such clichés about starting things.
This is the title track from a musical called Were the World Mine, directed by Tom Gustafson and starring Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, and Nathaniel David Becker. From IMDB:
If you had a love-potion, who would you make fall madly in love with you? Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams, gets to answer that question in a very real way. After his eccentric teacher casts him as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he stumbles upon a recipe hidden within the script to create the play’s magical, purple love-pansy. Armed with the pansy, Timothy’s fading spirit soars as he puckishly imposes a new reality by turning much of his narrow-minded town gay, beginning with the rugby-jock of his dreams. Ensnaring family, friends and enemies in this chaos, Timothy forces them to walk a mile in his musical shoes. The course of true love never did run smooth; it’s a bumpy ride.
It is camp, it is adorable, it is beautiful, it is fabulous, and it is based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There is no possible way it could be any better.
Click here for the lyrics.
[The video opens with Timothy sitting on his bed. He is holding a book with a single word printed on it: “Sing.” He turns the page, revealing the opening lyrics of the song. He starts singing. When the instruments come in, he turns his head, revealing elaborate glittery eye makeup on one side. As the song continues, he moves into a dream world of the stage at his school. He has changed into parts of his Puck costume, and some members of the rugby team are also on the stage, shirtless or in jerseys.
As he sings on stage, the shot cuts to Jonathon, who is sleeping on a bed of white flowers. He has glittery makeup on the opposite side of his face, matching Timothy’s. While Timothy sings, members of the rugby team dance on the stage. Timothy now has his costume wings on, and their costumes are different as well, mainly being more revealing and adding wings.
Jonathon wakes up to sing his part to Timothy. Timothy approaches him, and they dance together, with backup from the rest of the rugby team. As the song ends, they sit together on the bed of flowers, both of their faces in profile to show their makeup. Jonathon lifts a purple flower from the bed and passes it to Timothy. Timothy looks down at it, and Jonathon and the dream world fade behind him. From outside his room, someone calls “Hey, I’m here!” Timothy, who is back in his room, with no makeup and his normal clothes, holds the purple flower. He replies, “Hold on! Wait out there.”]