Kiss and Make Up

The last song we got into was something Bob had had for a while. I normally don't like to work on existing songs, as they are already done and I am trying to teach new processes. But when they keep mentioning it, I have to give it a shot. This song seemed to mean a lot to Bob and so I needed to do what I could. Plus, we had already written four songs and I felt like it was time to show another aspect of writing, the re-write. The idea, Hot Kisses and cool cool nights, took us back to high school.
He had written it, but again, without enough details to bring it all together. I gave it a shot from my own experiences and got into the story.



HOT KISSES COOL, COOL, NIGHTS
MAB/Bob Marshall
10-16-12

Friday nights, October skies, football team dressed in white
She was 17, so was I, very first taste of love
Homecoming, half time walk, trembling hands, sweaty palms
Scoring fast was my only thought
Big full Moon above
Memories of me and her
Nervous boys and giggling girls

HOT KISSES, COOL, COOL NIGHTS
UNDERNEATH THOSE STADIUM LIGHTS
BEHIND THE BLEACHERS PARADISE
WITH HOT KISSES, AND COOL, COOL NIGHTS

I wanted to paint the fall picture first. Getting the high school football team in there, the ages, homecoming, half time walk, etc. I even used a "full moon" which goes against my "moon" things and I used "Love and above". So sue me. I go weak every once in a while too The second verse:

That was, 18 years ago, funny how, time has flown
She and me, here again another homecoming game
Hard to say, how I feel, watch our son, take the field
Sometimes just doesn’t seem real
What brought us to today.
    I look up at a moon so bright
    And it all started with that night

So that was it. I felt like we had visited the subject matter, broken it down with details and then gave it the right feel. We were all pretty pleased. Ah young high school love. Or lust. Same thing sometimes. LOL!

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