Your Face Behind the Mask
Tony Bennett and I share a birthday--but not, unfortunately, vocal skills. I was looking for the Bennett or Sinatra sound for a song that asks "what if we were wearing masks when we first meet?" The Band in a Box backing tracks were a great fit for the sound I had in mind. I finally had some free time to put this together.
YOUR FACE BEHIND THE MASK
© Mark Greenberg Aug 9, 2020
I was just thinking, Honey, pardon me for asking
But imagine we first met with a mask on
Would we have come together or passed on by
Would you still become my gal and I become your guy?
Would my heart be going beat, beat, beat
If I hadn’t seen your smile and your dimpled cheek?
Would we have ever thought, I’ll take a chance on
Love, if we first met with our masks on?
If the first time we had met we stayed six feet apart
Would I have felt that fluttering in my heart?
Would I have smelled the fragrance in your sweet hair
Would you have brushed my arm as we stood so near
I saw you wore that sexy shade of lipstick
But behind the mask I would have surely missed it
Would our attraction have be so insistent
If the first time we met we kept social distance?
Maybe our eyes would have said it all
That we were ready for affection
I’d wait for the chance to finally see your face
That night on video connection
Think about it, Honey, all the things we would have missed
If we never had the chance to share that first kiss
Would we have ever realized our attraction
If the first time we met was with a mask on?
Would we have come together or would we pass
If the first time we met was behind a mask?
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