Monday, September 03, 2007

Won't you believe in my song?

This morning I walked up to Gallery Row, a nice coffee shop on the square. No classes due to the holiday and the streets were quiet. Inside, I ordered a bagel. It was just me and the girl behind the counter. Music played. Soon the plaintive yearning of Kenny Roger's "Lady" began to fill the place, Kenny's world-weary voice full of longing, like old scotch. I hummed along quietly, until I looked to the girl, her eyes out on the sun enameled world, her lips singing along, wordlessly.

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This really happened. I had to smile. Especially when the next song was "Endless Love" by Lionel Richie.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

And "Lady" was written by Lionel Richie. It was a medley.

Paul said...

That's right!

Matthew Guenette said...

What VH1 Special were you in?

Please tell me Styx came on after singing a "Lady" of their own.

Please...

Paul said...

I had to leave. I sensed Styx could not be far off.

Bitter.

Matthew Guenette said...

"I sensed Styx could not be far off..."

You HAVE to use that line in a poem. For me, Paul. For me!