Beauty

by Doug Elkins

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A brand new song I’ve been working on for ages. When I started writing this song, I set out to tell a dreamy boy meets girl story in the tradition of some of my favorite songs like Prince’s ‘Ballad of Dorothy Parker’ or The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood”. I recently looked back at the very first Protools file I created to start work on the track (in 2005!) and I had named it ‘Dorothy’. So, if this track has a Prince vibe I admit it wasn’t entirely unintentional. I was thinking about Prince (and Miles) when I first wrote the guitar line. Some songs demand to be written quickly, some songs make themselves at home and put up their feet on the couch for a while. This one picked out a bedroom and started unpacking so I was content to let it grow up in it’s own time. 14 years later, I can reflect on all the hard work that went into it making it, but in the end it is just 3 minutes of music that I hope you enjoy listening to. Much love.

lyrics

Like April skies,
Baby blue eyes like Novocain.
"Killing me Softly" was her favorite jam,
That's how it began,
In lowercase letters,
l-o-v-e.

Now I can't get her out of my mind,
I tried to lose her number,
But still I reach to call her.
Keeps on messing with my head,
There's never another,
That makes me feel like she does.

Could I love her?
Well, I know I need her so bad,
Like the world is spinning too fast.
Now that I found her,
How can I leave her?
Well, prologue is past,
There's no turning back.

Beauty, that's my girl.
(There's no beauty like my girl)
Beautiful my girl.
(There's no beauty like my girl)
There's no beauty like my girl.
(There's no beauty like my girl)
So beautiful, my girl.
(So beautiful, my girl)

By July we're burning up like the sun.
Someone's lost but I have won.
Not 'I got to go' girl,
But 'I got to get to know' girl.
Just call me up (ring),
I'll come over.

'Cause I can't get you out of my mind.
I try to lose your number,
But still I reach to call you.
Done a number on my head.
There's never another,
Who makes me feel like you do.

Beauty, that's my girl.
(There's no beauty like my girl)
Beautiful my girl.
(There's no beauty like my girl)
There's no beauty like my girl.
(There's no beauty like my girl)
So beautiful, my girl.
(So beautiful, my girl)

Beauty, that's my girl.
Beautiful, my girl.

To summarize,
This rare beauty of mine,
Got me locked in for life,
One month at a time.
Maybe she and I were meant to be.
Who knows? I can’t say.
I won’t disagree.

(But she's a beauty)

credits

released February 14, 2019
Produced by Doug Elkins
Words and Music by Doug Elkins
Recorded by Doug Elkins and Laura Markley
Bass Guitar..........................................Greg Zweibel
Trumpet...............................................Denise Dominguez
All other Voices and Instruments.........Doug Elkins
Cover art by Lisa Elkins

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