Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date Tonight
Just a tiny bit of extra effort. A little dab can spread so far. That’s all we need. Everyone’s so busy. Who’s busiest? I am. You are. He is. She is. We is. Isn’t that interesting? No. Nope it ain’t. Love is interesting. Caring about someone is interesting. Better for your brain than Omega-3s and oat bran. You can change the course of someone’s day, just by saying, hey, I’ve been thinking about you. Harness that 110 volts of power. Light up someone’s life with it. Stop the world. Melt.
[Roy Orbison, "I Drove All Night" King of Hearts, 1992]
Song for the Soundtrack of Your No Date Tonight
Wait. Wait. Wait. Then wait. Wait. Uh. Why? You’ve been keeping that love account open for years. Phoning in the minimum deposit to keep it from shutting down. $5 here. A 10 spot there. 20 bucks if you’re feeling frisky. Just enough to get the checking and the milk for free. But it adds up. Suddenly there’s value but you don’t do math. If you did you might see that 1 + 1 = fun. Do you run? Do you hide? Or do you walk on the wild side. Decide.
[The Bird and The Bee, "F-cking Boyfriend, The Bird and The Bee, 2007]