• Artist: Howard Fishman
  • Title: Dating Game
  • Genre: Rock - Roots Rock, Jazz - Free/Avant-Garde
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy, Quirky/Wacky/Silly
  • Speed: Medium Fast (95-130)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Piano, Real Drums/Drum Kit, Strings, Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Horns/Woodwinds/Brass, Bass, Keyboards/Organs
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 7/26/2010
  • Lyric themes: Courtship Dating, Frustration, Uncertainty Questioning, Falling in Love, Truth Honesty, Tired Fatigue
  • Lyrics: I guess maybe I could take you out to dinner I guess maybe I could take you out to some nice fancy place I guess maybe we could get all dressed up, get a bottle of wine, sit around by candlelight I guess maybe we could make small talk, exchange stories, talk about this and that I guess maybe I could try to think of things to make you laugh I guess maybe we could come back later, unwind, maybe put on some nice music Talk about what we’re listening to, things we like I guess maybe we could play the game of “what happens next?” (as if we didn’t already know) I guess we could do all these things and more if I wasn’t so tired andIf you could only make me care I guess maybe we could sleep late the next day I guess maybe I could make you breakfast in bed I guess maybe we could lay around and read the NY Times, maybe check out some NPR I guess maybe we could take a walk down to that cute little coffee shop and have a café au lai and a croissant I guess maybe we could try to think of some other things to talk about about I guess maybe we could talk about books You could tell me all about Tom Robbins, how I really have to check out Tom Robbins, how he really understands women I guess I could smile and say “Okay!” even though I can’t stand Tom Robbins, I think he’s the worst writer in the world, his whole thing is a big con game I guess maybe we could talk about astrology, you could tell me all about my sun sign and my moon signIf I didn’t get so anxious and If you could only make me care I guess maybe I could you some things, I mean I guess maybe I could buy you some things I guess maybe I could buy you a watch and some kinda ring you might really like I guess maybe we could walk down the street and hold hands and check out the way people look at usIs it okay? Is it all right? Do we look weird? I guess maybe we could take a walk down to the park, maybe we could fly a kite and put a blanket on the ground and eats some grapes and cheese I guess maybe we could try to avoid talking about what it all means, about whether we jumped into this too quick I guess maybe we could avoid calling each other the next day, maybe even the day after that, just to make sure that we send the right message I guess we could do all these things and more but I did them all too many times. I mean, you can win the dating game or you can lose it Does it really even matter Does it really even matter? Does it really even matter? Does it really even matter?
  • Keywords: soulful, rock, jazz, Bass, Brass, Guitar
  • Ending type: End Sustain

About Howard Fishman

photo by Jack Vartoogian

Acclaimed singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman's exuberant, spontaneous, and unvarnished music has made him a favorite of audiences and critics alike. Ever-evolving and increasingly difficult to pin down, Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues and gospel music through a completely original, experimental aesthetic, to create a sound entirely his own.

Fishman began his musical career on the streets of New Orleans and in the subways of ...

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