After We Kissed

by Andrew Targoff

Released 2016
Released 2016
Hi, I'm Andrew Targoff. I am a singer songwriter who produces my own songs. This is a love song describing how I met my wife during the years, 1985-1987. It's best listened with headphones because of the different harmonies in different locations.
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    After We Kissed

    After We Kissed

     by Andy Targoff

    Most memories are like last week’s dream

    But ours are etched in my mind

    Our love is a great composer’s theme

    Remaining vivid for all time

     

    I had just moved to Brookline for music school

    Escaped from my tiny third floor room

    Footsteps echoed through the vestibule

    When I detected the hint of perfume

     

    Then you appeared with your radiant smile

    I said, “I’m your neighbor from apartment three.”

    We chatted for a little while

    About how the winter had been so stormy

     

    In the back of my mind, I hoped, as time went on

    Our hearts would mesh like the breaking dawn

     

    After we kissed, I knew I hadn’t been kissed like that before,

    Hadn’t had the love that I wished for, Hadn’t been touched so tenderly 

    After we kissed, We’d both longed for this for so long. 

    That’s when I knew you loved me, After we kissed. 

     

    Two years danced by like life’s ballet

    As I moved back and forth from the city

    Every once and a while along the way

    I wondered about my friend who looked so pretty

     

    I was working as a cashier in the health food store

    When suddenly you came into my view

    Like the birds know how to fly and the waves find the shore

    I had to reconnect with you

     

    I knew there was no more time to wait

    So I finally arranged for our first date

     

    After we kissed, I knew I hadn’t been kissed like that before,

    Hadn’t had the love that I wished for, Hadn’t been touched so tenderly 

    After we kissed, We’d both longed for this for so long. 

    That’s when I knew you loved me, After we kissed. 

     

    Your eyes still keep drawing me nearer

    Your words still make me feel freer

    And when your arms hold me

    You know I never feel lonely

     

    Excitement bristled in the New England air

    As we pulled into the Chestnut Hill movies

    Whatever we were seeing, I didn’t really care

    My fantasy was right in front of me

     

    Your scent left me in an enchanted blur

    I held your hand and I couldn’t let go

    We ducked behind a white-tiled pillar

    Instead of heading into the show

     

    Our gaze was steadfast and engrossing

    I stroked your face and pulled you closer

     

    After we kissed, I knew I hadn’t been kissed like that before,

    Hadn’t had the love that I wished for, Hadn’t been touched so tenderly 

    After we kissed, We’d both longed for this for so long. 

    That’s when I knew you loved me, After we kissed. 

     

NOTES
Hi, I'm Andrew Targoff. I'm really excited about my new song, "After We Kissed," because it's the story of how I met my wife over 30 years ago. I wrote, arranged, sang all parts, and played the piano fills to the song. I love how the harmonies are placed in different places. It's like virtual reality of sound when you listen with head phones. It also reflects what is going on in the story.

Lyrics:
After We Kissed, by Andrew Targoff
Most memories are like last week’s dream
But ours are etched in my mind
Our love is a great composer’s theme
Remaining vivid for all time

I had just moved to Brookline for music school
Escaped from my tiny third floor room
Footsteps echoed through the vestibule
When I detected the hint of perfume

Then you appeared with your radiant smile
I said, “I’m your neighbor from apartment three.”
We chatted for a little while
About how the winter had been so stormy

In the back of my mind, I hoped, as time went on
Our hearts would mesh like the breaking dawn

After we kissed, I knew I hadn’t been kissed like that before,
Hadn’t had the love that I wished for, Hadn’t been touched so tenderly
After we kissed, We’d both longed for this for so long.
That’s when I knew you loved me, After we kissed.

Two years danced by like life’s ballet
As I moved back and forth from the city
Every once and a while along the way
I wondered about my friend who looked so pretty

I was working as a cashier in the health food store
When suddenly you came into my view
Like the birds know how to fly and the waves find the shore
I had to reconnect with you

I knew there was no more time to wait
So I finally arranged for our first date

After we kissed, I knew I hadn’t been kissed like that before,
Hadn’t had the love that I wished for, Hadn’t been touched so tenderly
After we kissed, We’d both longed for this for so long.
That’s when I knew you loved me, After we kissed.

Your eyes still keep drawing me nearer
Your words still make me feel freer
And when your arms hold me
You know I never feel lonely

Excitement bristled in the New England air
As we pulled into the Chestnut Hill movies
Whatever we were seeing, I didn’t really care
My fantasy was right in front of me

Your scent left me in an enchanted blur
I held your hand and I couldn’t let go
We ducked behind a white-tiled pillar
Instead of heading into the show

Our gaze was steadfast and engrossing
I stroked your face and pulled you closer

After we kissed, I knew I hadn’t been kissed like that before,
Hadn’t had the love that I wished for, Hadn’t been touched so tenderly
After we kissed, We’d both longed for this for so long.
That’s when I knew you loved me, After we kissed.