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Parallel to "A Hole Where My Heart Should Be", this song initially arose from the same bitter sadness, manifesting at first as a slow Roy Orbison ballad in E. But as I had already found expression for the sadness in the former blues tune, Tommy suggested doing something different with it — "Make it sexy", he intoned — so we dropped the key and he had me sing it an octave higher. Since we'd just done Michael Jackson covers at a Coast Guard Christmas Party gig in Alameda, I was primed for falsetto. I worked out the lyrics and the form in front of P-Dub, who suggested dropping the swung 12/8 verse into a 4/4 slump beat on the chorus. Nick arranged an intro and the time-change cues to that notion, Tommy helped me solidify the bridge progression, and presto rearrange-o.

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MAKE IT GOOD

Oh baby please if you’ll agree
To let me hold you for the whole night through
I’ll do anything I can to make it good with you

Oh baby please listen to me
You know that every word I say is true
I’ll do anything I can to make it good with you

You know the place, you know the time,
So let’s pop another bottle of wine
The whiskey’s gone, it’s almost dawn,
And I just want the night to go on,

So baby please stay close to me
You know there’s nothing I would rather do
Than do anything I can to make it good with you

I don’t know where, I don’t know when
We’ll ever be together again
So hold me close, don’t let me go
Because right now there’s no tomorrow

I’ll do anything I can to make it good
If you’ll do anything you can to make it good
And we can do anything we can,
To make it good, to make it good, to make it good,
I’ll do anything I can to make it good with you.

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from The Night Chuck Berry Died, released May 30, 2017

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Joshua Cook & The Key of Now New Orleans, Louisiana

Joshua Cook = an American troubadour and devout soundcrafter of rock'n'roll, hard R&B, deep soul, and folk-blues.

The Key of Now = a band, a vision, and the creative impulse by any other name.

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