Songs

Freedom (Show Version)

from The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown

KELLY
Let’s go.
The highway’s calling.
The sun is shining.
Let’s get in the car and just remember.
Let’s go.

SAM
Kelly drove on all of our roadtrips.
She believed in list’ning to the highway.
You start driving,
And keep driving.
There’s no stopping ‘til Kelly says you’ve arrived.

KELLY
You’re not doing it right. 

SAM
Doing what?

KELLY
You’re not in it.

SAM
What are you talking about?

KELLY
You’re not in the moment, Sam. Talk about what it felt like.

SAM
What did it feel like?

KELLY
You remember.
Feeling the wind blowing your hair.
Picking a road and going anywhere.
We’re heading south.
Or maybe west.
We don’t know much.
We’re making up the rest.
Tear up the atlas.
Don’t read the road signs.
Driving for the sake of driving anywhere.
That’s freedom.

SAM
Freedom.

KELLY
What bug do you have up your ass?

SAM
I don’t have a bug up my ass!

KELLY
Do you even realize how epic this weekend is going to be? There’s like six parties and I’m taking this lecture called Sex and you have to come.

SAM
I’m on break. I don’t really feel like going to class.

KELLY
Well what do you want to do?

SAM
I don’t know.

KELLY
Samantha Brown. Do you see that fork up ahead?

SAM
Yeah.

KELLY
Well, one way leads to my school and the other leads somewhere else. Which way do you want to turn?

SAM
I don’t know.

KELLY
If you don’t choose, we’re gonna hit that house. Left or right?

SAM
Hold on, I’m looking at the map.

KELLY
Maps are for brain deads. Left or right!

SAM
Ah… Left!

KELLY turns the car fast. A car horn honks. She flips the guy off.

KELLY
Very slow, Brown.

SAM
So where are we going?

KELLY
I have no idea.
Counting the miles as we go past.

SAM
The tank is full. The sun is high.

KELLY
Knowing that every mile could be our last.

SAM
Just watching the day go by.

SAM AND KELLY
We won’t look back.
We never will.

SAM
We’ve come too far.

KELLY
We’ll drive til we hit Nashville.

SAM
Nashville.

SAM AND KELLY
Freedom.
Freedom.
Freedom.

KELLY
So what do you want to do now?

SAM
Make a right?

KELLY
In life, Sam. Think big. What do you want?

SAM
Uh I don’t know – I want to get my license.

KELLY
Bigger.

SAM
I want the deafening sound of driving fast with the windows down.

KELLY
More!

SAM
I want to break rules and do something unexpected.

KELLY
Good. I want Arby’s.

SAM
I want to hold on to this moment right now.

KELLY
I want to go skinny-dipping in the ocean.

SAM
I want to drive forever.
And I’m almost starting to feel it.
How she took a day and made it special.

KELLY
Freedom.

SAM
The long highways.
The cheap rest stops.

KELLY
Freedom.

SAM
The last minute get in the car and let’s go.

KELLY
Oh, let’s go.
Let’s go.

Pick a road. Pick a highway.
Any road is going my way.
Let’s go.
Live it up with no complicated philosophies.
No college, no career,
No kids, no fancy house, no.
Let’s go.
Any road but the one we’re on.

SAM AND KELLY
No college, no career,
No screaming kids, no mortgage.
Driving anywhere.

KELLY
Just driving straight into the dawn.
That’s freedom.

SAM (KELLY)
Kelly driving. Me riding shotgun.
Just a couple girls out on the highway
With no road map
And no curfew.
Just two girls with nowhere we have to be. (Freedom.)
Now she’s laughing.
And I start laughing. (Freedom.)
It’s so real and so like a memory. (Freedom.)
And the sun is so bright that I’m squinting.
And it feels like I found freedom.

SAM AND KELLY
Freedom.

KELLY
Yeah.

SAM (KELLY)
Driving fast, the radio blaring. (Yeah)
Windows open, singing like we’re rock stars.

KELLY
Oh yeah.

SAM
Yeah.

KELLY
Yeah.

SAM
Yeah.

KELLY
Yeah.

SAM
Yeah.

KELLY
Yeah.

SAM
Yeah.

KELLY
Yeah.

SAM
Yeah. 

KELLY
Yeah.

SAM AND KELLY
Freedom.
Freedom.
Freedom.
Freedom.

Associated Artists

Melissa Benoist
Sarah Hyland
Helene Yorke
Meghann Fahy
Annaleigh Ashford
Jenn Colella
Krysta Rodriguez
Phoebe Strole
Lauren Samuels
Chloe Hart