Sunday, August 3, 2014

A New Catch

A couple weeks ago I took a spontaneous road trip to Asheville, wrote a blog post about it, but left off just as the night was beginning. This tune picks up where that post left off and tells the true tale of what happened that night.





I finished my drinks and leaned into the dusk.
The failing sun tried hard to crush 
my mood but failed.
I slouched down Broadway; I hadn’t a plan
I could barely stand so I started to dance
Oh whoa! Where will I go?
I stumbled through a door, locked eyes with a girl
olive skin, green eyes framed in dark curls.
My, my! How my head swirled.
The room was crowded and the lights were dim.
Her smile reached out and took the strength from my limbs.
Oh no! I won’t think of you.
Because I’m feeling like this night belongs to me.
Anything can happen ‘cause I feel so free!
Yes, I’m feeling like this night belongs to me, yeah yeah.
Oh whoa! Where will I go?
Yes!

Her car was in the alley, a little black hatchback.
We steamed the windows, “Stray Slack” for a soundtrack.
Dear Lord, I’m in love.
She said “there’s a party at the Econo Lodge!”
I replied “that’s strange, but who am I to judge?
Oh whoa! Baby, let’s go!”
She started the car, threw it into reverse,
it sputtered and she muttered my favorite curse,
but we were on our way.
We pulled into the lot at a quarter of 12,
delved into the motel it sweltered like hell.
Oh no! You’re not on my mind.
Because I’m feeling like this night belongs to me.
Anything can happen ‘cause I feel so free!
Yes, I’m feeling like this night belongs to me, yeah yeah.
Oh whoa! Where will I go?
Yes!

Never had I seen so much PVC, so many
whips and chains and strange looks directed at me.
“I’m not sure about this,” I thought.
She handed me a drink. I took it in one draught.
She paused for a second, then hurled the wickedest laugh
I’d ever seen or heard.
Then all of a sudden, all eyes were on me, 
my head started spinning, I wanted to flee
but I was too dizzy.
The next thing I knew I was being led on a chain.
I was light as a dewclaw, I was feeling no pain.
Oh whoa! Now I’m missing you.