Music and Lyrics

From Quotes
Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
Thomas F. Kennedy
Jump to: navigation, search

Music and Lyrics (2007) is a romantic comedy film starring Hugh Grant as Alex Fletcher, a washed-up 1980s pop star and Drew Barrymore as Sophie Fisher, a former English literature university major. It tells the story of their efforts to write a song for singer Cora Corman (Haley Bennett), and their subsequent romance.


  • [Recording their song demo, Sophie practically whisper-sings her lines.]
Alex: Just a little bit louder, 'cause this song is intended for humans.
  • [Alex and Sophie are trying out their song on the doorman.]
Alex Fletcher: [singing] I've been sleeping with a clown above my bed... [Normal] "Clown" is not right.
Sophie Fisher: That's "cloud". Why would you put a clown in your bed?
Alex Fletcher: Let me tell you it would not be the first time.
  • Alex Fletcher: [while performing] Girls, tell me something... Are these pants a bit too tight?
  • Alex Fletcher: I like your roof. It's good that its upstairs
  • Alex Fletcher: The best time I've had in the last fifteen years was sitting at that piano with you.
Sophie Fisher: That's wonderfully sensitive... especially from a man who wears such tight pants.
Alex Fletcher: It forces all the blood to my heart.
  • Alex Fletcher: My face is in the butter.
  • Alex Fletcher: You look like a worried little doggy.
Sophie Fisher: Ruff.
  • Cora Corman: I'll show you the roof. It's upstairs.
  • Alex Fletcher: [Hails taxi] She's going to have a baby!
Sophie Fisher: [Taxi continues driving away] Hey! What if it were true?
  • Alex Fletcher: Theoretically, I could pick you up because I will be taking a cab.
Sophie Fisher: I could be standing outside at 9:40 in bright orange clothes, so you wouldn't miss me...
Alex Fletcher: Oh, good, you'll get some road work done while you wait, then.
  • Alex Fletcher: [Sophie moves a chair] What are you doing, you madwoman, you're wrecking my apartment!
Sophie Fisher: Well, I can't write sitting all the way across the room.
Alex Fletcher: No, go back to your corner!
Sophie Fisher: ...Fine, all right.
[goes, leaving the chair where she moved it]
Alex Fletcher: I'm blocked. How am I supposed to get out?
Sophie Fisher: Go out the other side.
Alex Fletcher: But... but... I've never been out the other side.
  • Sophie Fisher: Are you trying to tell me that you enjoyed that orgasm set to the "Gandhi" soundtrack?
  • Alex Fletcher: People wait their whole lives to see an ex when things are going really good. it NEVER happens. You could make relationship history!
  • Alex Fletcher: [start of Way Back Into Love Demo Version] Way Back Into Love, take one.
Sophie Fisher: I-uh-I'm getting really nervous.
Alex Fletcher: You'll be fine, just use your normal, nice voice that I've heard... so much over the last three days.
Sophie Fisher: It's like, ugh, my throat's closing up. It's, like, anaphylactic. [cough]
Alex Fletcher: It's fine, it's just a three-minute song.
  • Alex Fletcher: Anybody see 'Battle of the 80's Has-Beens' last night? That Debbie Gibson can take a punch.
  • Sophie Fisher: [hits her head on piano] OW!
Alex Fletcher: Yes, I think she's up now.
  • Alex Fletcher: The few syllables you got out were absolutely devastating.
  • Alex Fletcher: We could even re-pot the ficus.
  • Alex Fletcher: You seem angry - click your pen!
  • Alex Fletcher: It doesn't have to be perfect. Just spit it out. They're just lyrics.
Sophie Fisher: "Just lyrics"?
Alex Fletcher: Lyrics are important. They're just not as important as melody.
Sophie Fisher: I really don't think you get it.
Alex Fletcher: Oh. You look angry. Click your pen.
Sophie Fisher: A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex.
Alex Fletcher: I so get that.
Sophie Fisher: But then, as you get to know the person, that's the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It's the combination of the 2 that makes it magical.
  • Alex Fletcher: I have great insight. I'd use it on myself only I don't have any problems.
  • Alex Fletcher: You're Cole Porter in panties. Of course, having said that, Cole Porter probably did wear panties.
  • Sophie Fisher: Are you OK?
Alex Fletcher: Yeah, yeah, I'm fine. It's just my Pop! hip. It comes from years of doing our patented dance move. My God, I've suffered for my art.
  • Sophie Fisher: [talking about Alex's solo album] I bought it... the last copy.
Alex Fletcher: Right, well, I insist on paying you back immediately. $9.99 right? Do you have a penny?
  • Alex Fletcher: Are you single?
Rhonda Fisher: I've been married 16 years, but nothing's set in stone, right?
  • Alex Fletcher: They're aliens, clearly, I have no children.
  • Sophie Fisher: [while over-watering the same plant] I mean we're so close. We're just not there yet. We have to stay focused and stay... you know completely understanding of what we're trying to say.
Alex Fletcher: [walks over and takes the plant away from her] Ok, you may now start killing the next one.
  • Sophie Fisher: Well, you know, I feel a little guilty about something.
Rhonda Fisher: [Dry] How unusual for you.
Sophie Fisher: Okay, listen, I have to tell you this; I met that guy from that band you used to like, Alex Fletcher from 'Pop!'?
[Rhonda freezes, overcome, and begins hyperventilating]
Rhonda Fisher: Omigod!
Sophie FIsher: [Not noticing, continuing to ramble] Anyway, I do Jane's plant service, y'know, I'm taking over for her while she's gone, and anyway she does his apartment. And so I was there - actually, it was the second time - and he invited me to see him come perform tonight -
Rhonda Fisher: GARY I'M GOING OUT!!!
[Rhonda runs out, babbling excitedly]
Sophie Fisher: [Nonplussed] ... That really wasn't the end of the story, but...

External links

Wikipedia has an article about: