I write “Halo Nation” – live! (Draft 5)

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JAMES and JESTER are soldiers stationed together in Afghanistan. JAMES is from Brooklyn, JESTER from Chicago.

View the previous drafts:

I write “Halo Nation” live, draft 1
I write “Halo Nation” live, draft 2
Draft 3, with the complete book.
Draft 4, last draft with the book included.

JAMES

A

I DON’T READ
NO NEW YORK TIMES
IT’S ALL SO DEPRESSING TODAY

I DON’T NEED
NO JON STEWART
TO TELL ME THE NEWS OF THE DAY

I DON’T EVEN
WATCH THE FOX
THOUGH GLENN BECK’S PRETTY OK

I LISTEN TO
MY X-BOX
AND MASTER CHIEF COMMANDS THAT I GUNPLAY

WE’RE THE HALO
NATION
WE LAY LOW
IN THE FOUNDATION

UP WE RISE
TO LIVE ON XBOX LIVE
WHERE THE B-R-FIFTY-FIVE
RIPS HOLES FROM NINE TO FIVE

WE’RE THE HALO
NATION
WE PLAY SLOW
ON FAKE VACATION

CALL IN SICK
TO SKIP YOUR DUMBASS JOB
WHERE TEAM LEADER BOB (rewrite)
CALLS YOU SLOB (rewrite)


A’

I DON’T PRANCE
IN SOHO CLUBS
I’M NEVER MANHATTAN INBOUND

I WON’T CHANCE
MY DANCING SHOES
WITH A HUNDRED HOT GIRLS AROUND

I DON’T EVEN
GO UPSTAIRS MUCH
LET’S ALL HANG OUT ON COMMON GROUND

I JUST COLD CHILL
WITH MY GOOD FRIENDS
AND MASTER CHIEF COMMANDS THAT WE GUNPLAY

WE’RE THE HALO
NATION
WE LAY LOW
IN THE FOUNDATION

UP WE RISE
TO LIVE ON XBOX LIVE
WHERE THE B-R-FIFTY-FIVE
RIPS HOLES FROM NINE TO FIVE

B

DOWN AT THE BAR IN MY BASEMENT
GIANTS PLAY THE RAVENS ON TV
GAMES OVER
GIRLS DO THEIR MAKEUP
YOU AND ME
WE PLAY HALO THREE

XBOX 360 IN MY BASEMENT
BIOSHOCK TWO AND HALO THREE
I GOT ONE EXTRA CONTROLLER
WHEN WE GET BACK,
WILL YOU PLAY WITH ME?

A

JESTER and JAMES

WE’RE THE HALO NATION


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