And Then I Met You

I knew girls who were so nice
but not many went out with me twice
All I was dreaming of was paradise
And then I met you
There were those who I got to know
and they didn’t go with the flow
So I was searching high and low
And then I met you

You were different
You were funnier
Oh, so much funnier than me
But you loved my humor
You loved my romantic inclinations
and that night we didn’t disagree

All those girls who I met
tossed me like a used cigarette
I was filled with pain and regret
I walked into the Buena Vista all wet
I was down to my last gutsy bet
I was there to meet a different brunette
And then I met you

You were so quirky
You were classier
Oh, so much classier than me
But you loved my cologne
You loved my little observations
You were the one, turns out I’d need

I was there and she was late
In fact, she blew off our date
but I’m a firm believer in fate
I thought she was my soulmate
The one who’d appreciate
my proposal on the Golden Gate
And then I met you
And then I met incredible you.

January 8, 2018

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Amazing True Love, Please

After sampling your menu of life, waitress
And trying to figure out what I really want
Let me order that super exclusive dish you serve
at this fantastic and fine restaurant

I’d like to start out with some orange juice
I know it does wonders for how I feel
And I’ll also have a cup of coffee with,
’cause it always kicks me in gear during a meal

Now I’d like it with pepper
because it makes me sneeze
I’ll have a nice big helping
of your amazing true love, please

I’ve tried much of what I could order here
Your one night stand is pretty darn good
And I’ve loved your voyeurism
since our days of long ago childhood

My opinion of your distant admiration
is that it satisfies me for a while
And the side of idolization
sometimes makes me smile

Don’t give me the excuse you’ve run out
’cause I see others having a similar thing
And please don’t say I’m not worth it
Of your atmosphere and great service I sing

Don’t make me sit here and beg
I’m hoping I don’t have to get on my knees
To have you write this down as my order
then take me in your loving arms
for your amazing true love, please

I’d love your amazing, blazing, true love, please!

2003 – Revised, 2017

Lyrics Notes: Written at Mel’s Diner in West Hollywood, CA.

Let’s Stay Inside Tonight

It’s near 20 below
freezing outside
Frankly, I don’t want
you out of my sight
So what do you say,
my sugar plum fairy?
Let’s stay inside tonight

The fire’s blazing
and here’s that Toddy
Out the back window,
we only see white
What do you say,
my sweet Swedish dumplin’?
Let’s stay inside tonight

The phone is on the fritz, my lady
But at least it’s warmer in here
I’ll be a gentleman, not shady
Tomorrow, the roads will be crystal clear

How about we eat that
Delicious apple pie
With whipped cream
by candlelight?
What do you say,
my dear babycakes?
Let’s stay inside tonight

Oh, let’s stay inside tonight.

Solo, then

Back to Bridge, then last Verse.

2016

Inspired by “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” I totally see this as a playful little scene between a dapper man and a far too uptight dame. Kind of a throwaway lyric but it was oh so fun to write. Sure put a spring in my step when I wrote it.