On October 20, 2006, an odd little movie written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell (of Hedwig and the Angry Inch fame) hit the movie theaters. It was called Shortbus and was restricted to be seen only by people over the age of 18 due it’s very graphic and very real sexual intercourse scenes.
I found this movie by accident, thinking it was a movie that my partner and I had watched about some mental patients stealing a short bus and going on a joy ride. I was oh so wrong! When I saw the first scene I realized I had made a mistake, but I decided to keep watching. That opening scene turned out to be nothing compared to the scenes that followed, and I quickly discovered why it was 18+ only!
At the end of this quirky little sex movie was a quirky little slow guitar/violin to full on marching band song written by Scott Matthew, and performed by Justin Bond and the Hungry March Band, somewhat appropriately titled In The End. I have included here the lyrics to the song, as well as a link so that you can hear for yourself how good it is.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. (Click on the song title to open the song in a new tab)
We all bear the scars
Yes, we all feign a laugh
We all cry in the dark
Get cut off before we start
And as your first act begins
You realize they’re all waiting
For a fall, for a flaw, for the end
And there’s a path stained with tears
Could you talk to quiet my fears
Could you pull me aside
Just to acknowledge that I’ve tried
As your last breath begins
Contently take it in
Cause we all get it in
And as your last breath begins
You find your demon’s your best friend
And we all get it in