Can you sing the next line of this lyric? (Boomers may have an advantage:):
“A hand for each hand was planned for the world—”
This one-handed lyricist needs a hand from a composer to make one whole songwriter. Today’s song is a duet I wrote for my friends Brianna and Nick, hoping it might be sung (by them?) at their wedding next year. Take a look at the lyric, and the answer to the quiz will follow.

Duet for Nick and Brianna (working title)

Verse 1 (he):
I’ve got a date tonight
But I don’t have a plan.
A movie and a meal is out
With so little cash to spend.

CHORUS:
HE: WHERE YOU WANNA GO?
WHATCHA WANNA DO?
SHE: I DON’T KNOW. I’LL LET YOU PICK.
HE: NO, YOU. SHE: NO, YOU. HE: NO, YOU.

Verse 2 (she):
I hope he doesn’t take me
To a movie or a bar.
I want his arm around me
As we talk beneath the stars.

CHORUS

Bridge (alternating lines):
What I really want is to open up my soul
And blend it into (his/hers) till I feel whole.
I want (him/her) to know me right down to the ground
And still want to stick around.

Bridge again, together in harmony.

CHORUS VARIATION:
HE: WHERE YOU WANNA GO?
SHE: WHATCHA WANNA DO?
UNISON: I WANNA GO WHERE YOU GO
AS THE OTHER HALF OF YOU.

© 2011 Pamella M. Bowen

Quiz answer: “why don’t my fingers reach?” from Mr. Magoo’s A Christmas Carol, a holiday TV movie I grew up with. Did you, too?

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