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Lord Henry urges Dorian to live more fully and dangerously.

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--HENRY--
My dear Mr. Gray, there is no such thing as a good influence.

--DORIAN--
Why do you say that, Lord Henry?

--HENRY--
BECAUSE WHEN A PERSON WANTS ADVICE
WHEN A PERSON SEEKS A GUIDE
HE SHOULD THINK IT OVER TWICE
HAS HE EVER STOPPED AND REALLY TRIED
TRUSTING TO HIS OWN VOICE INSIDE?
IT SINGS A SONG HE SHOULDN’T HIDE
BUT MEN ADVISE HIM WITH LECTURING
TO IGNORE THE SONG
HE WAS BORN TO SING
HIS OWN REFRAIN
FROM HIS OWN BRAIN
NOT THE INFLUENCE GOOD OR BAD
OF MEDDLING FOOLS
AND THEIR TIRED SAD RULES
TO FREE YOUR SOUL
YOU OUGHT TO MAKE YOUR GOAL
SELF DEVELOPMENT

--BASIL--
Keep still, Dorian, like a good lad.

--HENRY--
THAT’S ALL THAT RELEVANT

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED?
HAVE YOU BEEN AMUSED?
HOW FEARFUL PEOPLE ARE
OH IT’S SUCH A COMPLICATION
WHEN THEIR GEARS ARE TURNING
AND THEY’RE SO CONFUSED
BY THEIR OWN IMAGINATION

IT GOES TO SHOW
THAT THEY’VE FORGOTTEN
THAT THE HIGHEST DUTY
IS ALWAYS TO ONE’S SELF BE TRUE

BUT THEY THINK THAT “SIN”
IS BEYOND THEIR DISCIPLINE
WHEN ALL THEY NEED TO DO IS THINK
THEN FOLLOW THROUGH

SELF DEVELOPMENT
THERE’S THE KEY BOY
SELF DEVELOPMENT
SETS YOU FREE BOY

DO YOU REALIZE
OR HAVE YOU EVEN THOUGHT
HOW OFTEN YOU SAY “NO”
TO THE QUIET LITTLE VOICES
WHISPERING INSIDE YOU
SAYING THAT YOU OUGHT
TO BE MAKING OTHER CHOICES?

IT GOES TO SHOW THAT YOU’VE FORGOTTEN
THAT THE HIGHEST DUTY
IS TO YOUR INNER SELF BE TRUE

AND THE CONCEPT “SIN”
IS SO UN-MASCULINE
SO ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS THINK
THEN FOLLOW THROUGH

SELF DEVELOPMENT
THERE’S THE KEY BOY
SELF DEVELOPMENT
SETS YOU FREE BOY

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from "Dorian​-​The Remarkable Mister Gray", released June 21, 2010
Ken Hermens as LORD HENRY.

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Randy Bowser Salem, Oregon

Randy Bowser - ASCAP, SAG, AFTRA

Composer, director, actor.

Professional premiere of "Dorian Gray" was in 2010, in Moscow, Russia.

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