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Russell Crowe and Tommy Lee Jones Fightin' Round My Dreams (S&D)

by Camryn Douglass
(Stanford, CA)

I'm walking down a dusty road in the Old West, when I suddenly notice that I'm not alone. I'm with Russell Crowe and Tommy Lee Jones. We walk for awhile and eventually enter a strange town. It's still the Old West, but some of the buildings are modeled after the 1950's. We walk into a saloon and Russell Crowe pulls out a guitar. Tommy Lee Jones gets out his banjo and we begin to perform for the customers. Once we're done we collect our pay and move on to the next own. But the next town over, a problem arises. After our set, another group gets up and performs a really bad cover of a song that Tommy Lee Jones really likes. He pulls us into a storage room and pulls out his shot gun. He beings to polish it up for the big fight. "Fight? Why?" I ask. Russell Crowe shoots me a worried look as if I've said something I shouldn't have. "What do you MEAN why?" Shouts Tommy Lee, getting in my face. "You gonna perform a cover, you better be true the original damn it!" Then he leaves. Russell and I follow him out into the street where he prepares to duel with the bad country singer. "You'll never ruin a song again" Tommy Lee snarls. He then turns to Russell and I. "You best be gettin' outta here before this gets ugly. But you remember, I hear you doin' any bad performances and I'm comin' after you both" He says. Russell and I run away while Tommy Lee kills the country singer. We go into hiding, now afraid to sing. I then wake up, remember I hate country music, and suddenly sympathize with Tommy Lee Jones.

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