If I Was...
by Grey Eye Glances

From The CD

"A Little Voodoo"
Sojourn Hills Records, 2002
 


Music: D. Keith, B. Kull, E. ODell; Lyrics: D. Keith
Free mp3 download 

If I Was...   is a song about obsession.  
It had a 6 song EP named after it in 2000.  You can see the cover of this CD below left.  Dwayne took the photo on a trip to Norway. 


if i was your strawberries and cream
if i was the soap to keep you clean
or all your inhibitions
if i was purring like a sleepy cat
to be around you, id be all that
if i was the instinct to your charm
if i was the key to your alarm
if i was butter on your corncob
or twisted, like a doorknob
if i was laid down like a welcome mat
to be around you, id be all that

found a way i might make you notice
a little bit of something come undone
a little bit of something

if i was the last thing on your mind
if i was hanging from vine
if i was all that ever mattered
if i was ripped, torn, and tattered
if i was crumpled up and laughed at
to be around you, Id be all that
if youd recognize my eyes in eyes of strangers
found a way i might make you notice
a little bit of something come undone
a little bit of something come undone

lets pretend for just one moment
you turn around, dont turn around
i caught you watching i was dancing
sure by now youve noticed
ive been watching, too
if i was
if i was
at a sensible sense of danger
you recognize my eyes in eyes of strangers
found a way i might make you notice
a little bit of something come undone
at a sensible sense of danger
you recognize my eyes in eyes of strangers
found a way i might make you notice
a little bit of something come undone
a little bit of something
found a way I might make you notice
can you see
can you see me now? 

geg at singer-songwriter in Philadelphia
Brett's silouhette at the Appel Farm Festival
Elmer, NJ.  July, 2002.

 
The cover of the If I Was... EP.  2000.

Jennifer Nobel and Dwayne Keith met in high school. Dwayne was writing music, and wanted to get Jen to record some of his songs. She was very modest, and declined, although she did not mind singing them and helping Dwayne work on them. One day, Dwayne snuck a recorder into the room, and taped anyway. After that Jen agreed to sing on a demo tape to help Dwayne get his songs published, and fortunately for the rest of us, just kept on singing.