Saturday, January 26, 2008

Penguin Girl Meets Wallflower Boy...

The club looks more like a high school dance. The boys are lined up against the wall while the girls flitter in the centre. The only difference is they can all drink now.

She sees him. Red hair. A shy smile. Eyes that don’t shy away from her gaze. He holds a beer bottle in his hands as if he must keep them occupied. She pictures their day job; typing computer keys, pushing pencils and papers. He’s a geek. She likes geeks.

He nurses bottle after bottle while she dances with random men. They grind themselves up against her, hoping she’ll not mind their wandering hands. She glances over at him. He’s been watching her.

She pushes aside man after man, waiting for him to find his way onto the dance floor. She turns his way and sees that he is gone. Her eyes search the crowd looking for his burgundy shirt. And then suddenly, she feels a warm body slide up behind her. A hand slowly creeps around her waist. She presses her body back into his and falls into a rhythm. He smells the way she thought he would. She leans her head back to the side just enough to meet his eyes. They smile.

tall penguin

10 comments:

kwintestal said...

I don't know why I thought of this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BIm8jcfWog

Enjoy. Perhaps because I know a little more of the story! ;)

Love you TP!

tall penguin said...

Wow. Great song. Great lyrics. Great video. Never heard of them before. I'll have to listen to more of their stuff.

Thanks Kwin!

tall penguin said...

I'm a lyrics girl so here they are:

SHE WANTS REVENGE LYRICS

"Tear You Apart"

Got a big plan, his mind's set, maybe it's right
At the right place and right time, maybe tonight
In a whisper or handshake sending a sign
Wanna make out and kiss hard, wait never mind

Late night, in passing, mention it flip to her
Best friend, it's no thing, maybe it slipped
but the slip turns to terror and a crush to like
when she walked in he froze up, leave it to fright

It's cute in a way, till you cannot speak
And you leave to have a cigarette, knees get weak
escape was just a nod and a casual wave
Obsess about it, heavy for the next two days

It's only just a crush, it'll go away
It's just like all the others it'll go away
Or maybe this is danger and you just don't know
You pray it all away but it continues to grow

I want to hold you close
Skin pressed against me tight
Lie still, and close your eyes girl
So lovely, it feels so right

I want to hold you close
Soft breath, beating heart
As I whisper in your ear
I want to fucking tear you apart

Then he walked up and told her, thinking maybe it'd pass

And they talked and looked away a lot, doing the dance
Her hand brushed up against his, she left it there
Told him how she felt and then they locked in a stare

They took a step back, thought about it, what should they do
Cause theres always repercussions when you're dating in school
But their lips met, and reservations started to pass
Whether this was just an evening or a thing that would last

Either way he wanted her and this was bad
Wanted to do things to her it was making him crazy
Now a little crush turned into a like
And now he wants to grab her by the hair and tell her

I want to hold you close
Skin pressed against me tight
Lie still, and close your eyes girl
So lovely, it feels so right

I want to hold you close
Soft breath, beating heart
As I whisper in your ear
I wanna fucking tear you apart

kwintestal said...

Well if you were in the other room, maybe you would have heard it!!! :D

So I was thinking about why I associated your entry to this song, and I think when I first heard it I pictured the high school dance, and a couple young lovers gone wild with lust. I didn't see the video until this morning ... I liked it. Glad you did too.

tall penguin said...

Ya, ya...the other room. Their music was great but you can't dance to it. Although I see Timbaland has done a track with She Wants Revenge. (I'm listening to it now. Wow, this shit's da bomb.) I think I've got a new favorite band! Thanks Kwin!

hannabelle said...

penguin girl, is this a true story? I truly envy you for your forward-ness in doing this wild dating thing. Why is it that I'm still hanging back with the old-fashioned mindset that girls need to wait patiently to be pursued by mr. right? At this rate, I'm never getting married, and my mom will become a sad woman.

ps. by the way, I stalked you through the link from ganga's blog. your blog rocks and so do you!

José P. said...

She Wants Revenge seems all too appropriate. Haha.

I'm a lyrics person, too. :D

Rebecca said...

Don't you just love red-headed boys? Seriously...

tall penguin said...

Hi Hanna! (tall penguin waves from the corner of blogland)

"Why is it that I'm still hanging back with the old-fashioned mindset that girls need to wait patiently to be pursued by mr. right?"

Well, for starters, there ain't no Mr. Right. The rest, well, we could have a very long conversation I'm sure. Be happy to. Take me for a coffee sometime. :)

tall penguin said...

Well Rebecca dear, yes, red-headed boys are indeed appealing. And dark-haired boys and blonde-haired boys and...