Make the First Move

by Bootlegged Waters

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Our first song. Written and recorded for SongFight! (, a really awesome weekly competition for songwriters and whatnot.


released March 19, 2013

Written by Michael Joseph for SongFight! week of March 12, 2013. Photography by Michael Joseph.



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Track Name: Make the First Move
"Well go ahead," he said,
My hand around his waist,
"We've been at this for days!"

I try to move in closer, realize
I am just an inch away from
Everything that I have ever dreamed
But I can't!

Something in my gut
Is telling me to run and hide
You know my
Heart is putting up a damn good fight

All my dreams have come to this,
So why am I feeling so sick?
A perfect storm still has its thunder and lightning

I wish I didn't have to
Make the first move

[Totes radical instrumental break]

He says that it's been days,
But in my mind it has been weeks
And months and years

Oh how I wish I didn't have to make the first move

Make the first move
Track Name: Make the First Move (Demo)
[dialogue from "Chopped"]

[various obnoxious background noises]