One Thing (36 Questions)

Jesse Shelton, Jonathan Groff

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[JASE]
One thing
I came out here for one thing
And that little bitty one thing
Was to forget about you

But I guess I've learned something
That there's never really one thing
'Cause pretty quickly one thing
Evolves into two, or three, or more

For example
See the light in the hallway?
It was always flickering
Ever since I was little
It was always flickering

After three days here, it was unbearable
My list grew
Two, fix the light bulb
And one, forget about you

Drove to town, bought a bulb
One of those new LEDs
Brought it home, put it in
But the wires weren't connecting

Suddenly, they went on the fritz
My list grew
Three, rewire the ceiling
Two, fix the lightbulb
And one, forget about you

So I went to the attic
And to my utmost delight
There it is, black mold
Killing us slowly each night

And I feel it's my duty to remove it
My list grew
Four, kill the black mold
Three, rewire the ceiling
Two, fix the lightbulb
And one, forget about you

[JUDITH]
Yeah, but my one thing
Is really just…	 
[JASE, spoken]
I'm not done
[JASE]
See the tarp in the hallway?
That used to be a gallery wall
Lots of pictures, super classy
Sad I had to make the call, but

In scouring for mold, I had to take the place apart
Because sometimes to solve a problem
You follow it back to the start

(Doorbell rings)

[JUDITH, spoken]
Oh. Who's that?

[JASE, spoken]
No one. It just does that when it rains

(sung)
When I tried to rebuild the wall that I'd taken down
I discovered two holes burrowed right into the ground
And I didn't have the heart to kill 'em
So my list grew

But then, the cement that I found to fill in the gaping holes
Wasn't good, it didn't stick
Apparently, cement can get old?!
In trying to fix one thing, I made everything worse

My list grew
Nine, buy new cement
Eight, take care of this duck I found
Seven, clean out the pipes for the bathroom and the kitchen
Six, rebuild the wall
Five, keep out the pests
Four, kill the black mold
Three, rewire the ceiling
Two, fix the lightbulb
And one, forget about you

[JUDITH]
I think it's lovely
To see you fix up this old house
Because you want it to be
Nice for your family

But I think maybe you're obsessing
Over things you can control
Hoping to control your feelings for…

[JASE, spoken]
What?!
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no…

[JUDITH]
So you came here
 
Looking for one thing
 
 
And you're saying that one thing
Was to forget about me
 
 
Well, all I am asking
 
Is for you to do the first thing
 
Which could also be the last thing
 
That you do with me	[JASE, spoken]
These things needed to get done– okay, okay
Just… just… just stop moving towards me. Just stay on your side of the room
Okay? So we can talk this out
 
Well, listen… well, listen
If my moms are gonna be so nice to have me out here
And respect my need to be alone during this really insane
Crazy, impossible time of my life
The absolute least I can do is, you know, just… just go around
And… and… and… and… and…
Destroy their house.
[JUDTH, spoken]
After tonight, you'll never hear from me again. If that's what you want. Everything we need to fix our marriage is inside this envelope. I'm asking for one chance

(Jase sighs)

[BOTH]
We'll do this one thing
It is the first thing
We're doing together
Since

[JUDITH]
You left without saying a word	[JASE]
I found out you are not who I thought you were
[BOTH]
We'll do this one thing
It could be the last thing

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