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If you ask me how things are going
I’m pretty confused
I’m just a mixed up kid
In a mixed up world
And I don’t feel like I have it together
As much as I did

I don’t know where I’m running to
Or where my direction is
Maybe I’m thinking too much
Tripping over myself inside my head
In my head

Then you came in through the back door
Into my mind
I was so confused, mixed up,
Intellectual, sort of introverted person
And you

Well I like you
Well it seems so simple but it’s really what I mean and
I like you
That’s so simple
And simply something so simple in this complicated world
Seems so
Strange to me
Oh, pretty simple, pretty simple, not very complicated
Pretty simple, pretty simple, not very complicated
In my time, I can say, I can say:
“Do you believe in love at first sight, or do I have to walk by again?”

So here I stand infatuated
Or amused to some degree
But can’t we have more meaning
Than just everyday acquaintances
Yeah yeah

But you see now
I’ll always hide in myself
Too scared to risk a newborn friendship
Then I’ll have no chance in loving her
‘Cause I’ll keep way in the back of my head
In my head

Then you came in through the back door into my mind
And all I could see were those beautiful eyes
And I wish that I could do something really suave like this:

Narrator: So I was walking down the street. It was a cold and snowy night when I saw this beautiful woman walking towards me. As she walked by, I said to her:

William: Excuse me

Mavis: Yes?

William: Do you have a sister?

Mavis: Uhh…yeah

William: Well if she’s half as beautiful as you, I’d have to ask her out this Friday night

Mavis: Well, my sister’s twelve

Narrator: she said

Mavis: But I’m free this Friday night

William: How about I take you to a show? I’ve got two tickets to Engelbert Humperdink

Mavis: Engelbert Humperdink? My goodness!

Narrator: So I said

William: What’s your name?

Mavis: Mavis

William: Well, Mavis, that’s an interesting name. My name’s William, and I think this could be the start of something special.


“Can I check your tag, ‘cause I swear you were made in heaven.”


from Love Letters In Latin (25th Anniversary Edition), released June 28, 1996
Jeff Loyd as William
Amanda McMichael as Mavis


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Bill Michalski Saint Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO songwriter Bill Michalski exorcises his demons in his new EP, CRANKY. By (almost) entirely eschewing the acoustic guitar in favor of electric and working with a crack live rhythm section, Michalski's songs reach a new level of energy. Mr. Michalski has been recording and performing music since his high school days in 1993. CRANKY is his first non-single release since 2013. ... more

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