Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date Tonight
The hangout. Today’s sexy term for a little making out, a little testing of the water, s’more smooching. Throw in tequila and things start to spill. Clothes, secrets, hang ups. The make or break stuff. The things you need to know before you commit to a whole night. You’re hanging. Unshackled from the date word, you’re free to come and go at your leisure, but you don’t. Because beneath your façade of cool, you’ve got a beating heart and two eyes. Two eyes that see there’s more to that pretty little thang. Slip out of your slacker suit and give a little bit of your love to her.
[Fink, "Pretty Little Thing," Biscuits for Breakfast, 2006]
Song for the Soundtrack of Your No Date Tonight
Temptation is an evil force that wipes out reason and logic. A land mine made of lust and love and sharp edges that’ll kill ya. Keep your wings level tonight. Tip too far to one side and next thing you know you’re tail spinning into a giant field of all your bad decisions. And there’s no magic ball in this Field of Screams, friend. Just a bunch of strike outs and loaded, baseless love. Stay off the grass. This too shall pass.
[Suzanne Vega, "Caramel" Nine Objects of Desire, 1996]