Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date Tonight
Boom. There’s the sound. An electronic beep has hold of your heart. A text, a new message, the whoosh of an email landing on your screen. The name you’ve been waiting for. There it is. A packet of tightly bound words that twist and turn your brain into a multiplex theater of fantasy flicks. How does one person remotely control the speed of your pulse? It’s something you can’t put your finger on, but that’s all you want to do. Have some fun.
[John Doe Feat. Kathleen Edwards, “The Golden State” A Year in The Wilderness, 2007]
Song for the Soundtrack of Your No Date Tonight
Member of the tricky mouth club? Congrats. You’re singing tonight’s solo. Played backwards or forwards, does your song sound like a beat from Beelzebub? Either way, you’ve deviled your egg. You’re cooked. Split down the middle with your insides blended and peppered. Your mouth needs a time out. Choose your words more carefully and amor can be a triple word score. Right now, all you gots is a double-edged sword. Your sharp tongue cuts like a knife…and it don’t feel so right.
[Hanni El Khatib, “Loved One” Will The Guns Come Out, 2011]