School of Rock Monologues

School of Rock (Dewey)

DEWEY: I”m not Melvin Schneebly. I”m not even a teacher. Sorry, Roz. (Dewey gives a stunned Mrs. Mullins an apologetic smile. Confusion erupts in the crowd.) My name”s Dewey Finn. I came here “cause I needed a back-up band. I used to go here, though. I was kicked out when I was seven. I always felt like if this school had been easier on me – maybe things would have been different. Maybe my dad would have liked me better. Maybe he would have believed in me. After I got kicked out, I gave up on education. I was gonna be a rebel – stick it to the man. Rock “n roll. What I didn”t realize was that when I gave up on education. I gave up on myself.I was so gung-ho not to do what people wanted me to do – I never really thought about what I wanted to do. A good education helps you figure-out who you are – what makes you happy. Not what makes your parents happy. Or your teachers. You. I”ve never been happier then when I was with these kids. Your kids are awesome. You should be proud of them. They gave me a real education and I betrayed them. I lied to them and I let them down. But don”t make them pay for my mistakes. I”m sorry, everybody.

I was so gung-ho not to do what people wanted me to do – I never really thought about what I wanted to do. A good education helps you figure-out who you are – what makes you happy. Not what makes your parents happy. Or your teachers. You. I”ve never been happier then when I was with these kids. Your kids are awesome. You should be proud of them. They gave me a real education and I betrayed them. I lied to them and I let them down. But don”t make them pay for my mistakes. I”m sorry, everybody.

School of Rock (Dewey)

DEWEY: What? Why would they laugh at you? (Dewey is stricken with sympathy for this insecure girl.) Lori – hey – you”ve got something everybody wants – talent – and it”s way more important than looks. You heard of Aretha Franklin, right? (Lori nods) She”s no beauty, but when she starts singing, she blows people”s minds. They all want to party with Aretha. You heard of Mama Cass? (Lori shakes her head) She weighed three hundred pounds. But when she was on stage, doing her thing, people worshipped her. She was sexy, man.She choked on a ham sandwich. But the important thing is – you don”t have to look some certain way. You”re a rock star now. You”ve just gotta rock your heart out and they”ll dig you. I swear. So let”s go back in there and show “em, what we got. What do you say?*culled

She choked on a ham sandwich. But the important thing is – you don”t have to look some certain way. You”re a rock star now. You”ve just gotta rock your heart out and they”ll dig you. I swear. So let”s go back in there and show “em, what we got. What do you say?*culled

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School of Rock (Dewey)

DEWEY: What? Why would they laugh at you? (Dewey is stricken with sympathy for this insecure girl.) Lori – hey – you”ve got something everybody wants – talent – and it”s way more important than looks. You heard of Aretha Franklin, right? (Lori nods) She”s no beauty, but when she starts singing, she blows people”s minds. They all want to party with Aretha. You heard of Mama Cass? (Lori shakes her head) She weighed three hundred pounds. But when she was on stage, doing her thing, people worshipped her. She was sexy, man.She choked on a ham sandwich. But the important thing is – you don”t have to look some certain way. You”re a rock star now. You”ve just gotta rock your heart out and they”ll dig you. I swear. So let”s go back in there and show “em, what we got. What do you say?*culled

She choked on a ham sandwich. But the important thing is – you don”t have to look some certain way. You”re a rock star now. You”ve just gotta rock your heart out and they”ll dig you. I swear. So let”s go back in there and show “em, what we got. What do you say?*culled

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