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Magnetically Elusive (for Moe from Eric)

Eric writes:

When I first met Maureen, I was in sixth grade, and had just transfered to a new school. I never really knew her, she was this tiny little girl who always sat alone, quiet, usually scribbling something on a piece of paper. Photograph of the love song's subjectI was in a different crowd, and we almost never interacted. Years later, in my senior year of High School, something pulled her from the periphery into the absolute focus of my attention. I don't think I was fully aware at the time that it was love. I remember noticing that she was very pretty, and
wondering why I hadn't noticed that before. The courting was, well, interesting. She was very shy, and she always seemed sad. She turned me down more than once, but I persisted. We're both in our 30's now, and happily married, and we've been through so many wonderful little experiences together and they will always stay with me ... I honestly can't imagine life any other way. I still wonder what it is that she sees in me, but I know what continues to melt my heart: her smile. When you have something in your life as wonderful as that smile, nothing else really matters. Now, we live on a farm, a little piece of paradise, and this song is somewhat of an anthem. Whenever we play it, I ask Maureen if she notices how my heart melts whenever I see her smile, and she answers, "yes."

Magnetically Elusive (for Moe from Eric)

Let me prepare for you a meal
A real vegetarian meal
The kind you can’t get on your parents’ farm

In fact let’s buy our own farm
With a pair of Adirondack chairs
For sipping rum out in the sun
Rum out in the sun

You were so shy and reclusive
So magnetically elusive
Do you notice how my heart melts
Whenever I see you smile
From the first time you rested your head on my chest
I could tell from the way it felt
That it was you I’d watch walk down the aisle

Let’s drive to the nearest amusement park
So I can see that spark in your eyes
When the water from the log ride splashes you
And catches you by surprise

Or for something less mechanical
Let’s go back to the botanical gardens at Kew
Where instead of reminiscing
We can reprise
Our kissing under the trees

You were so shy and reclusive
So magnetically elusive
Do you notice how my heart melts
Whenever I see you smile
From the first time you rested your head on my chest
I could tell from the way it felt
That it was you I’d watch walk down the aisle

Do you notice how my heart melts
Whenever I see you smile

words and music by Corey Dargel (except as noted)
artwork by Marisol Limon Martinez
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