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Here’s a little ditty
‘Bout Dave and Joann
Two Catholic kids doing
Best they can

Davey’s gonna be a soccer star
Joann’s gonna follow Phish
On their next world tour

DJ: Hey everybody are you ready to rock St. Louis U. High?

Davey’s wearing his Nike hiking boots,
His jean shorts, and a No Fear shirt
He’s a good Catholic from Our Lady of Providence
He says, “It’s all good”
And he’s ready to start macking on the chicks

Meanwhile, in West County:

Joann’s wearing her Birkenstocks,
Her khaki shorts, and a Grateful Dead shirt
She dumped her grade school boyfriend
“He was such a jerk.”
Now she’s looking for a guy
On the football team

So they ended up walking down the hallways of the U High
At the Back to School Mixer on a Friday night
Davey wanted a goddess
He asked a bunch of girls to dance
“No thanks”
“Sorry jerk, gotta boyfriend.”
*slap*
Ouch!

Radio Announcer: Well Davey O’Toole, a rookie just up from the minor leagues, steps up the plate as the pitcher winds up for the delivery and the throw. What!? He’s bunting on the first pitch. Out at first easy. My god, this kid does not know what he’s doing.

CHORUS:
We are the freshmen
Send us in the direction
Of getting some

DJ: Alright you funky U. High guys, are you ready to go for it?
Okay everybody, let’s get those hands in the air now. We’re going back to 1983 for this one, a little Michael Jackson for you, “Billie Jean”

Well nothing could bring Davey down
As his grade school friends came around
And with them a cute girl named Joann
In a Grateful Dead shirt

Dave: So, do you like AC/DC?

Joann: Um, not really

Dave: Oh, neither do I

Joann: Oh, do you like the Grateful Dead?

Dave: Was that that guy who died?

Joann: ohh!

Okay, okay, it’s time to make my move
There’d better be a slow dance soon
Maybe she’ll kiss me back
Maybe she’ll kiss me back

DJ: We want every guy out there to find a special someone that he wants to have a special last dance with.

Dave: So, you wanna dance?

Joann: Um, alright.

Dave: Say, could I get your phone number?

Joann: Uh, yeah.

CHORUS

You shook me all night long…
(Don’t get so funky baby)

Joann: Well it was really nice to meet you
*kiss*
Wow, where did that come from?

credits

from Love Letters In Latin (25th Anniversary Edition), released November 22, 2021
Meaghan O'Keefe as Joann
Mark Winkler as Dave
Megan Michalski: backing vocals

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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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