Singled Out: HITS' Madness
We were working on finishing up our EP, literally sorting through 15 or so songs. It was overwhelming and not all the songs matched energy-wise or were necessarily very good. I left the studio in the middle of the day to clear my head and take a break. As I walked up the street to the nearest coffee shop, I saw this girl sitting on a bench. She had these incredibly clear blue eyes, like she was from another planet, or was just incarnated that day, just for that moment. I walked past her, hurriedly got a cup of tea, and rushed back to where I had seen her, determined to witticisize her into boyfriending me. But she was already gone. So instead I was flooded with all these visons of her and I together, playing house, making babies, cooking dinner... And at the same time, I knew I was just too crazy, too upended, and just psychologically incapable of any of that!
I walked back to the studio and wrote the line, "Dont you want, dont you need, a nighttime fantasy with the madness that's in me." I wrote basically the entire song song in the next few hours and just changed the story as if I had fallen in love with a stranger that I had seen from an apartment window, "Look up and let me see heaven, from two stories down you pass by." I remember calling my friend and saying, "I just met my future wife...if I deserve her." Of course, we aren't married now, but maybe she's reading this and this is somehow sounding familiar? (It was September, I was wearing all white, after Labor Day no less, and a black winter hat, 4th ave, sun was out, we connected like bees and pollen, SWM, 6"2, enjoys anything you do, email me at Mad4U@hitsmusicnyc.com).
So like most songs, it's a "boy doesn't meet girl, girl doesn't meet boy, boy writes a song about an imagined meeting, girl hears the song, reads this article, emails boy and …."