“You’ve never heard We’re About 9?”, a friend asked, somewhere around a decade ago.
She made me a modest CD sampler the next week, maybe four or five songs (which I later purchased from the band). It was a different style of songwriting than I was used to hearing at the time, and I loved most of their material.
Fast-forward to a year later: she ended a mini-mix CD with a WA9 song called “For One More.” “This’ll make you cry,” she said. “It’s live, and the sound quality on this version is low…it’s probably from someone’s phone. But it’ll make you cry anyway.”
As often, she was right.
When you got down on your knees,
I had to laugh at what you asked me
And I will tell it all in a story to the children
I’ll have with some other man, eventually
And if you find that you are around then
And not feeling selfish (you are around), and not such a clown then
Maybe I’ll buy you a coffee, and we can go dance
One last night on the town
You have been nothing but fun
Nothing but ignorant bliss on the run
And it would be so easy to love that
if there wasn’t so much else that you want
And if it wasn’t for all of your dreaming,
and all of your wishing (and all of your wishing) you’d done something with your life
I believe that you wouldn’t have nothing,
and I still wouldn’t want to be your wife
So what if I tell you the lie that I was just laughing ’cause you blow my mind
So for proprietary and wont we should marry,
’cause a true thing like our love is so hard to find?
And then I hold you one for last night
In a pre-emptive cuddle (eve of my flight) on the eve of my flight
And we could spend that whole night believing
something about us ever was right
And in the morning, you’ll wake up alone
The dote in the scheme I could never condone
Oh, for more night in your arms, my soul will be tarnished, my dignity blown
For more night in your arms, my soul will be tarnished, my dignity blown
For one more
Want to see everything I’ve created in the same place? Because you can do that!