Another Lyric Wants Your Attention


Here’s a lighthearted love song (maybe country) based on an idea Jim Van New Kirk had. I hope you hear a melody in your head when you read it. Let me know if you do at pam@bowen2.com

Right to Remain Silent

by Pam Bowen and Jim Van New Kirk

Verse 1:
When I came in from performing at a quarter past three
My wife’s cold-shouldered silence told me she was mad at me.
I said, “Babe, I throw myself on the mercy of your heart.”
I knew it wasn’t working when she glared and gave a snort.
So I said

CHORUS:
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT.
ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED
IN A LYRIC I HAVE YET TO WRITE
CUZ YOU KNOW YOU’RE MY MUSE.

Verse 2:
For example, you could say, “Come here honey, let’s not fight.
You know I can’t stay mad at you. Who knows, you may be right.
Come with me up the stairs so I can rock you through the night.”
But she slapped her hands over her ears and said, “La-la-la-la-la.”

Bridge:
Hey, Baby, I can def-i-nite-ly use that in a song:
La-la—–la-la—-la-la—la-la—la-la–la-la—la.
Her grin broke through, her shoulders warmed,
She dropped her hands and punched my arm.

CHORUS:
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT.
ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED
IN A LYRIC I HAVE YET TO WRITE
CUZ YOU KNOW YOU’RE MY MUSE.

Tag:
See, Honey, you inspire me:
La-la—-la-la—la-la—la-la—la-la—la-la—la.

© 2011

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