David Archuleta’s new music video leaked (not really)


The moon glows above a fancy schmancy Hong Kong hotel that serves cheap breakfasts. The camera pans up to the top floor.


We zoom in through a penthouse window where we find a sleeping Ricky Archuleta, tossing and turning as he clutches a blind, battered blue Totoro. We hear a much-cheered-by-fans lower register start to sing:

I can’t sleep, I’m feeling wide awake
Tonight is taking its time
How much more before the morning breaks
And I can leave it far behind?


The scene dissolves into a dream sequence. Ricky’s on stage in front of a cheering crowd, but instead of his band, he’s jamming with the Peanuts gang and singing ….

peanuts dancing animated gif Pictures, Images and Photos

‘Cause every time I try to close my eyes
I only end up seeing  memories of you
And it’s never enough
I’m waiting

Ricky’s not-quite-green-not-quite-brown-more-like-amber eyes light up as he spots someone in the audience. She’s wearing a crossing guard vest. He stops dancing with Lucy and walks to the edge of the stage to reach out his hand. But as he gets closer, she turns her head. Her long hair twirls in slow motion as she walks away so he can’t see her face. He leaps off the stage and crowd surfs toward her but she’s just out of reach.

Even though you’re gone I can hear your heart
It’s calling out my name like a flash in the dark
If this is just a dream I won’t give it back
I’ll find a way to make it last
One more minute, wait, wait, wait, don’t go
Just one more minute, wait, wait, wait, don’t go


Ricky wakes suddenly, sits up and grabs his Dr. Seuss alarm clock. But the face has no hands so he tosses it into the fireplace and pulls the blanket over his head.


We dissolve to black and white where K. Dangerous is teaching Ricky to play the drums. Ricky keeps getting distracted by non-stop texts until K. finally rolls her eyes, throws down her drumsticks and stomps offstage … to a waiting Ryan Gosling.1 

One text in particular causes Ricky to leap from the drum kit and run outside.

I am keeping every word you said
But how much longer can I hold on
‘Cause whispers echoing until they fade
Remind me that you’re already gone


Ricky spots an unattended Google Earth Tricycle, leaps into the driver’s seat and cruises the streets of Hong Kong as the sun sets. As it grows dark, he slows his pedalling and begins to give up hope. And then … in the distance … the moonlight catches a flicker of something … oh sweet festive angel wings, could it be??? Yes!!!! He spots the fluorescent X on the crossing guard vest! The camera follows Ricky as he pedals furiously to meet her walking towards him. Just as he’s about to get close enough to finally see her face, she turns away in slow-mo.

He bolts awake realizing it was all a dream.

‘Cause every time I try to chase your voice
I end up getting lost and running in circles
And it’s never enough … I’m waiting….


Back in colour, we see Ricky in his Hugh Hefner robe and ascot getting ready for the day trying to decide between 12 different red v-neck T-shirts. He picks one, tosses it in the dryer and turns it on high.2  Then he sits down to a salad bowl full of Cascadian Farms cereal … which he cradles with care.3

A little girl with a bow in her hair the size of Pluto runs up and hands him his laptop open to this Twitter page, proudly showing him her newfound typing skills. He laughs, tousles her hair, clicks “delete” a few times then stares off into the distance as the chorus swells….

Even though you’re gone I can hear your heart
It’s calling out my name like a flash in the dark
If this is just a dream I won’t give it back
I’ll find a way to make it last
One more minute, wait, wait, wait, don’t go
Just one more minute, wait, wait, wait, don’t go

He pulls a “To Do” list out of his pocket, glances at it and heads out the door.


Cut to Ricky paying a random visit to a rundown house on a sad, lonely street inhabited only by widows and orphans. A sign that reads “No Solicitors!” hangs on the mailbox. Ricky takes out his sharpie and adds a happy face to it … and an autograph, out of sheer habit.

He knocks at the door but no one answers so he peeks through the side window. A crossing guard vest hangs by the door! He jumps back, ecstatic, just as a hybrid schoolbus roars out of the garage. But he still can’t see the driver’s face, only her long flowing hair fluttering out her window. Is it red? Is it blonde? Does she write songs on guitar?

Ricky races after the bus but can’t keep up. Just as he runs out of breath, the driver flings an envelope out her window and it lands at his stylishly clad feet.

Wait, wait, wait, don’t go
Just one more minute
Wait, wait, wait, don’t go

The music swells to a heartbreaking crescendo. We zoom in on Ricky as he opens the envelope and reads her note … handwritten in calligraphy on 100% recycled ancient-forest-friendly A Fine Frenzy notepaper:

“You’re the sweetest, but I am so so sorry, we can’t be together — I’m a recovering anuptaphobic.4 

Fireworks explode over Hong Kong.5 

Even though you’re gone I can hear your heart
It’s calling out my name like a flash in the dark
If this is just a dream I won’t give it back
I’ll find a way to make it last
One more minute, wait, wait, wait, don’t go
Just one more minute, wait, wait, wait, don’t go



1. Love Kate … and Ryan.
2. Come on, we know he does this!
3. … and this!
4. Word of the day.
5. Every Ricky Archuleta video needs to end with fireworks.
6. If you thought this was a real leak, I apologize. But if it turns out to be the real script, I take it all back. 🙂

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57 Responses to David Archuleta’s new music video leaked (not really)

  1. TOfan, This may be your best post EVER! Love it! Laughed all the way through. lol The references & pics are all great!!!

    • Samet says:

      ahhhhh What a recap awestruck!!! dloube ditto ( hi omgdavid) I am so overwhelmed . meeting and reconnecting with everyone AND hearing David> wowzers, I feel so blessed. A highlight for me was at the end of the Sunday Morning event, when the choir sang Until we meet Again to David and Micheal York, gah .. no words to describe the look on David’s face.TOfan, your Silent Night vid is terrific, ..

  2. Marylee says:

    HILARIOUS …right down the to footnotes! LOLOL

  3. betsy says:

    Every word is gold.
    Back in colour, we see Ricky in his Hugh Hefner robe and ascot
    He picks one, tosses it in the dryer and turns it on high.
    .. oh sweet festive angel wings, could it be?? I cannot, lol.
    his stylishly clad feet.
    TOfan, you have completely outdone yourself.

  4. It’s real. I know it. You have secretly been scripting his stuff Deb. It’s all making sense now.

    And thank you SO MUCH for the My Hands references. Clock in the fireplace. The robe (although it was a Hefner one. Never imagined that ~ I always expected it to be terry).

    And I TOTALLY expect fireworks too! Watch for it!

    • Partizan says:

      it all in that one little word. He is as sweet as sugar pie.(and thnaks so much tofan. The work you do the time, the commitment, the love the blood, sweat and tears, is really deeply appreciated. I would feel lost without my dja homes. ♥)

  5. Lorna says:

    TOfan, LOLOL!!!! Had me smiling and laughing all the way through. Great antidote for a miserable VA day!

  6. amy (in VA) says:

    Wow! You are so clever! I am amazed at all the things you were able to weave into that one! haha

  7. I sooooooo love this! The best David-detailed, fan-inspired Wait MV! Thanks for the laughs TOfan.

  8. Patty-Ann says:

    This IS David. lol

  9. emmegirl says:

    Your’s is a sweetly twisted mind.


  10. Harold Weinstein says:

    To fan
    On a snowy October night his made my day! Lol so hard that I Almost fell over. You definately outdid yourself David should hire you! Thank for the wonderful story but Wait don’t gooooooo!!!!!

  11. abanana77 says:

    TOfan, you are amazing. Hahaha I lol-ed right through the entire thing!! LOVE the part about choosing between 12 different red v-neck t-shirts! Hahahahahahaha it’s sooo true! lol

  12. bluebar says:

    OMG!!! You “ticked all the boxes”… and tickled our senses!

    What David is to music… YOU are to prose!
    Simply magical!

  13. pandasmama says:

    TOfan, you are crazy and a genius. I bow to your superior imagination. I love this. It has made my day.

    It’s good to know that there is someone out there whose mind is more warped than mine. I have been trying to come up with something for this song, but my mind in blank.

  14. janey says:


  15. TOfan says:

    aww, thanks guys for humouring my twisted mind (right on, emme! lol) … just saw this LDS mag interview on David-Daily.com … had to LOL at what he’s wearing 😆

    …and photoshoot behind the scenes:

    Info on how to get your copy of the magazine at FanScene HERE.

  16. vermeer/penciltopaper says:

    Mad genius! :)))

  17. nareejo says:

    I can confidently say this is the best thing i have read in my WHOLE life!

  18. nareejo says:

    Even more so since my V-neck red shirt was included in the story!!

  19. sweetonda says:

    Deb, Just read this and now going to bed to hopefully dream your version. LOL Loved it!

  20. Kizzi says:

    O’Great Deb. This is so whimsical, so David…lolz. And the “My Hands” fireplace-clock imagery was sublime especially adding the Dr. Seuss element. And it could all be done in Pixar. 😀

    Kudos to you. Mad, crazy writing skillz!!!!!!

  21. Heidijoy says:

    Tofan!! So creative! You go girl. Now bring on the video.

  22. refnaf says:

    Brilliant genius you are, TOfan> **channeling my inner Yoda**

  23. Katheryn says:

    It’s the last day to vote for David on the Q102 poll. Let’s finish strong. Please add as many votes as you are able. Thanks.


  24. TOfan says:

    Who the heck looks this fresh & cheery after a flight to Hong Kong? LOL (@Jessamine‘s twitpic, click 2 enlarge):
    @DavidArchie in Hong Kong international Airport 3 on Twitpic

    … and, ahem, a few screencaps from the LDS Living interview FB page HERE 😆

  25. embe86 says:

    Hi guys!
    I come bearing gifts. Here’s my band’s latest song with an accompanying video! I’m the girl on the video lol.

    I wish I had time to comment on your brilliant post TOfan, but I’ll have to come back tomorrow – gotta go put my daughter to sleep. She has a name now; Neela Jasmin Juulia. Juulia is my middle name.

  26. TOfan says:

    Check out this TOSOD review by a young guy from the U.K., spot on!

    …and fyi, you can order a single copy of David’s issue of LDS Living HERE. (cost U.S. $3.95 + $7.50ish to ship to Canada, so I think I’ll wait for kind peeps who twitpic the pages, LOL)

  27. TOfan says:


    @momJulee just tweeted that she received her LDS Living in the mail! If you don’t mind spoilers, check out her Twitter timeline for snippets! 🙂

  28. djafan says:

    Hello FOD!

    This is a group card for Hooked who unexpectedly lost her husband. She is a great fan of David. I met her in San Diego for the Del Mar concert, she was at Motab, and more recently in Arizona. She’s also Silverfox sister.


  29. djafan says:

    So sorry Snowangelz :(((
    That’s what I get for copying and pasting.
    Please excuse my oooops!

    I feel so saddened for Hooked.

    • Heidijoy says:

      Yes, It is a sad time for her and so sudden which makes it even harder. Will keep her in my prayers and did sign the card. Thanks for taking the time to spread the word djafan.

  30. embe86 says:

    Hi again!
    Just wanted to add, that the guy in the brown hoodie on the video is my big brother. That is all.

    Thanks for listening to our song, really means a lot!

    • Asami says:

      Awesome recap awestruck Thanks so much!! I still can’t seem to form seentnces or complete thoughts LOL what’s new right haha .. Anyway David MoTab Choir the Orchestra the dancers = PERFECTION it truly was a JOYOUS GLORIOUS SPECTACULAR event!! Which I shall NEVER forget it!!Loved seeing so many fans/friends there and meeting new ones as well !!Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays <333

    • Ekoz says:

      Death is a part of life but nothing rlleay prepares you for it. I enjoy being around the elderly and it hurts when their time comes even when I know in my heart they are in a better place.I agree with you on the other two specialties. The videos for eye surgery are pretty eerie and makes me shiver just thinking about it.Simuka

  31. TOfan says:

    New post/thread!


  32. canarchaudry says:

    Tofan, I just came home from a busy crazy place called work and finally got around coming here and read your script for David’s MV….and you, my dear, just made my day haha!!!….I agree with Amy’s (VA) quote “You are so clever! I am amazed at all the things you were able to weave into that one! haha”
    Great posting from an amzing creative writer….that’s what you are!! lol..looved it:)))

  33. Hendri says:

    You’re right TOfan, keep putting one foot in front of the other for sure, Will get you to the other side of down. Such a great song by the way! One of my faves off that album. Actually made me neovrus watching that guy walk the tightrope. With David’s list of adventures he’d like to try, I’m glad he hasn’t put that one on his list!!Kudos to Nik Wallenda though, wow, takes a heck of a lot of courage (and practice and confidence). Whoa.

  34. Miriam says:

    Really??? No idea why haha hope ^ those links work. Part 2 has my Banff pictures (about 1.5 hours odusite Calgary). Are you going there??? So pretty! You really really should check it out if you can!

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