A few weeks ago the was a show on the ABC here in Oz called “My Favourite Movie”. I performed a one minute musical retelling of the movie “Donnie Darko”, and a few people have requested lyrics. Well… two people actually. But that’ll do.
The DONNIE DARKO Song
So thereâ€™s this kid called Donnie Darko, heâ€™s a schizophrenic teen,
And this aeroplane engine falls through his roof and lands where heâ€™s just been,
But itâ€™s cool cos heâ€™s out sleepwalking â€“ as is his habit
Engaged in apocalyptic discourse with this freaky six-foot rabbit.
You see our Donnie on reality doesnâ€™t have a firm hold,
The rabbit teaches him about time travel and wormholes.
He burns down Patrick Swayzeâ€™s house cos the rabbit tells him to,
He shags a chick called Gretchen and the rabbit shows him what to do.
They throw a wicked Halloween party, with 80â€™s tunes and beer,
Then they hop on their bikes and ride through the night and thatâ€™s when things get weird.
The rabbitâ€™s drunk behind the wheel, and Gretchen cops a car-full,
So Donnie takes out his gun and shoots the rabbit through the eyeball.
Then he carries his girlfriendâ€™s body up the hill above his town
And watches as the parallel universe heâ€™s been living in tumbles down.
Then using telekinesis he rips an engine off this plane
And is sucked back through the wormhole and heâ€™s back at the beginning again,
So when the jet comes through the ceiling, heâ€™s tucked up in his bed
And life is back to normal, except that Donnie Darkoâ€™s dead.
This filmâ€™s an examination of time and space and psychosis,
And a very good example of why they developed myxomatosis.