Strange Courtship

from by Michael Macrone

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Backing track originally recorded for the song "You're Running, She's Hiding," from the Globe Factory No. 23 album "The Rut Not Taken" (Fiesta Red FR-002).


She flips her hair.
He slips off the edge of his chair.
Even though he’ll never kiss her,
he already knows how much he’ll miss her.
Oh, anticipation!

She’s charming, disarming,
she’s all the words he couldn’t say.
Whatever his future once was
isn’t the life he can see having looked in her eyes.

She has a smile that slays
and a catch in her voice that betrays.
In her laugh is the epigraph
to a volume of unwritten plays.
His plots looked fine in an abstract line,
but in practice they played in reverse.
Now it’s all frustration!

Strange courtship, strained friendship,
mixed signals, awkward interludes.
Whatever he thought he knew was
clouded, unspoken, confused, and mostly untrue.

Strained friendship, strange courtship,
mixed signals, awkward interludes.
Whenever he hears her laugh he
turns and discovers that nothing is where it should be.

She’s charming, disarming,
enchanting riddles in her eyes.
As soon as he thought he knew her,
that’s when she changed and was strange and then wasn’t at all.


from Icicles and Sand, released April 19, 2016
Written and arranged by Michael Macrone and Rob Seidenberg.
Michael Macrone: Lead vocal, lead guitar.
Rob Seidenberg: Rhythm guitars, bass, backing vocals.
Abe Baruck: Drums.
Produced, mixed, and engineered by Rob Seidenberg.
© 2016 Michael Macrone



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