Too Straight

Too Straight

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Liner Notes: 

Colleen: I love working with Elizabeth Petty’s lyrics. I played around with them a tiny bit, but had fun taking on the character of this song’s narrator....

Liz Say: I absolutely love Colleen’s musical spin on my lyrics - she perfectly captures the sentiment I am trying to convey so gorgeously. She not only delivers the words beautifully with her amazing voice but she has an uncanny knack of bringing life to the words with an honesty and insight no matter what the subject is. I’m amazed and grateful!!!

Lyrics: 

Lyrics:
Too Straight

V1
I saw her at the bar
in a tight black dress
with pearls and diamonds
trying to look her best
flashing lipstick smiles
to the guy on her arm
turning on all her
feminine charm

V2
I caught her brown eyes
for a moment or two
and I knew right away
what I wanted to do
I found myself a spot
on her other side
whispered in her ear
come with me outside

C
she might have seemed
a little too straight
but lucky for her
I could sit and wait ...
just a little bit

she might have seemed
a little too straight
but lucky for her
I certainly ain’t ...
not a little bit

V3
she shook her head no
and I said that’s okay
said I’ll see you around
maybe someday
she came back to the bar
last week all alone
I went to her and asked
to borrow her phone

V4
I put in my number
and added a note
I said give me a call
I will float your boat
she called late last night
asked to meet downtown
she wore that black dress
just to take me down

C
she might have seemed
a little too straight
but lucky for her
I certainly ain’t ...
not a little bit

she might have seemed
a little too straight
but lucky for her
I could sit and wait ...
just a little bit

OUTRO
she might have seemed
a little too straight
but what the hell
that night was great



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Comments

ductapeguy's picture

Whoa. That fogged my glasses... and I'm not wearing them. That is a great, steamy story and sooo well delivered.

Kristi's picture

All those details put us right in the story. Well written. I enjoyed the slow unveiling of the story and the vocal delivery is lovely and conveys the desire and in-the-moment feeling very well. Great job!

Zeekle's picture

I really loved the lyrics when I first read them, now with the music it really comes to life! It's such a sultry delivery so fitting with the lyrics - a fantastic collab.

coolparadiso's picture

Commented previously on the lyric and the vocal carries the emotion well. Nice collaboration.

JamKar's picture

Ah that black dress! Well told story that keeps the listener stuck to the speakers. Another great collab!

MarkG's picture

Super story and well delivered. I like all the details--well, not all the details, the best are left to the imagination.