The Madonna Timeline: Song #86 – ‘I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You’ – Late Fall 1996


{Note: The Madonna Timeline is an ongoing feature, where I put the iPod on shuffle, and write a little anecdote on whatever was going on in my life when that Madonna song was released and/or came to prominence in my mind.}

It seems crazy but you must believe
There’s nothing calculated, nothing planned
Please forgive me if I seem naive
I would never want to force your hand
But please understand, I’d be good for you
I don’t always rush in like this
Twenty seconds after saying hello
Telling strangers I’m too good to miss
If I’m wrong I hope you’ll tell me so
But you really should know, I’d be good for you
I’d be surprisingly good for you…

The tedium of the Fall of ‘Evita’ has been well-documented on the Madonna Timeline (in posts Like ‘You Must Love Me‘, ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, and… well, you get the idea). So for this one, which is really an after-thought after such monstrosities, I have nothing but one tiny memory of waiting in the basement of one of the Brandeis buildings, and hoping with all my might that the object of my affection would find his way downstairs to use the restroom, and then planting a kiss on him out of the blue.

It was, thank God, one of the few bad ideas that I didn’t follow through on. Every once in a while, I have an ounce of sense that bubbles to the surface, breaks, and saves me from inestimable embarrassment. Not often, but once in a while…

I won’t go on if I’m boring you
But do you understand my point of view?
Do you like what you hear, what you see
And would you be, good for me too?
I’m not talking of a hurried night
A frantic tumble then a shy goodbye
Creeping home before it gets too light
That’s not the reason that I caught your eye
Which has to imply, I’d be good for you
I’d be surprisingly good for you.
Song #86 – ‘I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You’’ – Late Fall 1996
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