That Thing You Do
written by Tom Hanks

Faye: Can I say something? [everyone stops to listen and she turns to Jimmy] Jimmy, from now on, you stay away from me. I've wasted thousands and thousands of kisses on you. Kisses that I thought were special because of your lips and your smile and all of your color and life. I used to think that was the real you when you smiled, but now I know that you don't mean any of it. You just save it for all of your songs. Shame on me for kissing you with my eyes closed so tight.

Kudos and immense thanks go to Maggi for donating this monologue for my page; much appreciation and my everlasting gratitude go to her.
Also, I would like to mention that I absolutely love this movie and my old band, The Old Men, did a great cover of the title song. Just wanted to note that.

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