It’s My Job (Key: A flat)


Music by Brandon James Gwinn
Lyrics by Sammy Buck

Pictured: Beth DeVries in the 2014 reading at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons (photo by Michael Bonasio).


Video: Joanna Young (this versison is in D)

Vocal: Barbara Walsh (this version is in B)

Small Town Story is about two families in a small Texas town dealing with the controversy over a high school production of Rent.

Lois Patterson has moved to Speargrove, Texas, from Brooklyn. Fiercely opinionated, she’s been defending Rent against the rest of the town’s rancor, despite the havoc it has wreaked on her relationship with her more conflicted teenage daughter.

Scott, who has left his father, Larry, over their disagreement about Rent, has been bunking at the Pattersons’ house for two nights. Lois encourages him to go home, despite his father’s opinion about the show. But Scott is too angry. Lois gives up, then sings to him: