The First Move

from by Matt Mulholland

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I wrote this a few days after meeting a girl.

It was during the early days of living in London, and my life felt more carefree than it ever had. It's somewhere between a love song and a parody of hyper-masculinity.

There is a lot of pretending and performance when it comes to romance. I think it's safe to say that we're usually all nervous wrecks at the beginning.

Okay fine, I'll just speak for myself. Don't look at me like that.

lyrics

Oh!
What?
Huh?
Yeah!

I got a blind date with a lady
Never met her, might be crazy
Put a shirt on, can't look lazy
And I'm ready to go
Got no money in my pocket
Even less in my wallet
But with my credit card and confidence
I'm positive I got this
I had some beers I'm feeling awesome as shit
I'm like a maverick in a target rich environment
Then I see you
And while I'm not exactly prone to try and get the girls alone
You are in my danger zone
'Cause you don't know how beautiful you are
And I don't know what to do

I got you
You're right within my sights
Trapped in the headlights
I'm coming at you like a fucking laser beam
(I got you)
You're making me second guess the way that I dressed
I just didn't think I'd fall in love
(I got you)
You're looking so fine that it's a crime
I'll do my time and I won't be complaining
(I got you)
You're unsuspecting, I won't be letting you be forgetting
My skills so smooth
But now I gotta make the first move
I gotta make the first move

The night is ending
Better stop pretending
She asks me upstairs
I know she's ready to play
But my knees are weak, palms are sweaty
Balls are dropping like confetti
Taking too long to get ready
And she's turning away
I swear I'm usually smooth
But something ruined my groove
I know I got nothing to prove
But girl you got no flaws
I swoop in for the kiss
But I misjudge and I miss
It wasn't meant to be like this
Oh shit balls
Going home alone
It ain't so bad, but I'm sad that it's not with her
Going home alone
I get less love than Kevin McCallister

I got you
You're right within my sights
Trapped in the headlights
I'm coming at you like a mother fucking laser beam
(I got you)
You're making me second guess the way that I dressed
I just didn't think I'd fall in love
(I got you)
You're looking so fine that it's a crime
I'll do my time and I won't be complaining
(I got you)
You're unsuspecting, I won't be letting you be forgetting
My skills so smooth
But now I gotta make the first move

I got you
You're right within my sights
Trapped in the headlights
I'm coming at you like a fucking laser beam
(I got you)
You're making me second guess the way that I dressed
I just didn't think I'd fall in love
(I got you)
You're looking so fine that it's a crime
I'll do my time and I won't be complaining
(I got you)
You're unsuspecting, I won't be letting you be forgetting
My skills so smooth
But now I gotta make the first move

credits

from After You Grow, released April 29, 2020
Music and Lyrics - Matt Mulholland

Keys - Daniel Hayles
Drums - Lauren Ellis
Bass - Blain Fitzpatrick
Backing Vocals - Katie McCarthy-Burke
Saxophone - Bryn van Vliet
Trumpet - Ben Hunt
Guitars - Matt Mulholland
Lead Vocals - Matt Mulholland

Recorded and Mixed by James Goldsmith
Mastered by Randy Merrill
Produced by Matt Mulholland

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