Give My Heart To You
This laid-back reggae song of mine contains a "dirty" lyric that I originally thought would come across as an edgy witticism, but which I came to regret as a clumsy case of bad judgement.
You'll see what I mean if you read the lyrics to the second verse, as follows:
"You were born in riches & I was born in rags
And up to now we've always been in completely different bags
But here is where the change comes, from now on we'll be thick
Give me just your smile, Girl, & I will give you dick."
It seems naive now, but I originally intended "dick" to mean "nothing", as in "dick all", as in Sweet Dick All, a derivative of Sweet Fuck All, which means "Nothing".
Unfortunately, many have taken this intended edgy witticism as a reference to the male member, which suddenly plummets the song into the realm of gangsta rap.
We'll never know how many potential radio spins have been denied Ross's CD because of this Dirty ill-considered word.
Anyway, that's my story ---is that "dirty" enough for you?
Other than that, the song is quite a light love song with a couple of occult references thrown in.
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I love this version of the FatBand cuz it includes Allan Stein & Mairi Maclean, my two former co-partners in Fat Chants, our original Swing Band.
Allan covers the back-up vocals with Mairi while he adds his distinctive masterful guitar licks.
Bill Mutual on Drums and Farley Scott on Bass provide an animated Bottom End, while Ken Hillaby has his wily way with his B-3 Organ, providing a Deep Groove for Dancers who like Reggae.
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