I had a Twitter request to post the lyrics to This Girl. This song was written for and inspired by Jessica Skerritt in Seattle. She was our first Diane in MDQ and I’m afraid my admiration for her spilled over into feelings that were a bit more adult oriented. No better way to capture a quandary than in a lyric. Check out the song on Where I Belong (2009)
(Pictured below, Levi and Jessica on a hike - Seattle)
(written by Levi Kreis)
I won’t profess to be something I’m not
But sometimes the unexpected really thickens the plot
And you’re standing in the mirror butt naked scratching your head.
Now, animal attraction is a powerful beast
It’ll hunt you down when you expect it the least
But I’ve never met a little blond vixen that could mangle my heart
She’s got me sick to my stomach, got me taking my noggin’ apart.
This Girl - got me acting kinda silly
This Girl - make my head a little dizzy
This Girl - got me thinkin’ ‘bout doin’ thangs
And I can’t help it that
This Girl - got me primpin’ in the mirror
This Girl - got to think a little clearer
I don’t know I can’t tell you why, but I ain’t gonna lie
I’m diggin’ on This Girl.
Now life ain’t nothing but a practical joke
I bet God gets a kick outta being a bloke
Handing me a chicky when I finally got my ducks in a row
Hey Hey Hey,
Kinsey in the corner there is havin’ a laugh
While I’m walking the floor trying to do the math
And I’m beginning to consider that the picture isn’t black and white
I never been afraid of color before, I guess I’ll give it a try…
This girl - she’s so fine
And this girl blows my mind,
And I can’t really tell you why
But she takes me by surprise I say now…
Keep a keen eye on Facebook and Twitter everyone. Today begins week 2 of great music mark-downs. I wanted to say thank you to those of you who have discovered me this year, whether through Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Arena Stage, or through my role in Broadway’s Violet this past summer. It’s my way of introducing you to a deeper aspect of who I am. My songwriting has always been like a private journal, and music is where I’ve lived since I was 6 years old. I wanted you to have a chance to own my entire discography at a price that is more than half off.
This week we feature Bygones. It was only released in digital form, but still is the #2 best selling album of mine, just under last weeks mark down One Of The Ones. Get it for $5 now exclusively at CdBaby.com And let me know what you think about the album down below!
(Rob and Levi cutting piano/vocal tracks at Uptown Recording, Chicago)