(words and music by Brian Kious and Randall Belt)
Let me close my eyes and ask you for this dance
I'm feeling fine.
Take my hand it's not romance no eyes for you
I don't have designs
So brush your hair aside your face
And step with me -I'll pick the pace.
Let me spin you round-about
And now we are the talk of this place.
You talk of love in Abilene you got your plans to go there soon.
What's-his-name's got silver trays and cash to flow but not sure for you.
So we lock hands in such a way
to block out all of what you said.
Your ring cuts in - I have to laugh
I know that this could go to your head.
Then more of Mr. Abilene and how he just don't understand.
You move in close and close your eyes and whisper just as if I'm your man
The night is done the music's gone
And everybody's getting out.
Release your hand, I smile I wink.
You hesitate, but I have no doubts.
(C) (P) 2012 Randall Belt (ASCAP) and Brian Kious (ASCAP), Barleyfields Records (ASCAP)
Album - song notes:
Yes, this is a waltz and is in 3/4 time. Which Abilene is it? Abilene, Texas! Brian is singing the lead vocal and Randy is singing the harmony vocals on this song. As the song unfolds you hear an electric slide guitar with tremelo roll in, then piano, and then an upright bass. This is the only song on the album that has an upright bass as it was a later aquisition to our string and guitarsenal section. And towards the end of the song, in come the bongos. It took some time to work out the harmonies on the "chorus" parts of the song, and work out what was going to be the most effective parts for it, but once the right notes were found it was a keeper! It was quite a vocal workout. If you want to become a better singer, don't use harmonizing machines and devices - practice, practice, practice! Your voice is an instrument :)