Play it Slow
Lyrics and melody © 2000 Catherine Faber
Arrangement © 2000 by Arlene "Callie" Hills
Play it slow, play it slow.
It's like sunlight in December,
And I need to learn the music; play it slow, please Joe,
For it speaks to me of something that my heart can't quite
But I know that I can get it if you'll only play it
Now you play a lively tune and while I'm
trying to absorb it
I can see you're up to something, 'cause your face gets very
Then the tune picks up its paws and goes cavorting off to
Like a science fiction rocket powered by a fusion
So I pry my melted sneakers up and
stagger from the crater--
Now I know your showman's instincts tell your fingers "go to
But I really would prefer you left the fireworks for
When it burns up on re-entry, I can never get it
This song was written for our friend Joe Bethancourt, a
musician of many facets.
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It was created by Cat Faber (cat(at)echoschildren.org).
It is maintained by Arlene "Callie" Hills (callie(at)echoschildren.org).