Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date Tonight

Rev up that Bic pen. Lick the tip and let the ink spill. Leave a love stain on her heart. Every little thing she does is magic. Everything she “do” just turns you on. Your life before her was tragic. Let go and let it flow. These words of yours. They cost you nothing but they land under the tree like a million bucks. There ain’t no interest rate in a letter that tells her it’s fate.

[Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, “Love Letter” Baby Caught the Bus, 2011]


Song for the Soundtrack of Your No Date Tonight

Ah, yes, here you are searching for fresh mistletoe in the jambs of your life. Before you kiss under a new leaf, rake up the old one and bag it. Set it on the curb and let someone else take it away. Look around at the sea of new flames flickering, all lubed up on brandied eggnogs and bubbly. The under-loved and over-served. So many stockings out there waiting to be stuffed. Getting tangled in fishnets will set you free. Give that ego of yours a shove and take that turtle dove out for some love.

[Gregg Allman, “Little by Little” Low Country Blues, 2011]

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Leslie Liberatore

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