I’ve been working on a new song called Kiss and Mean It. I brainstormed several ideas. One idea involved the biological response the body undergoes during a kiss. Another idea had to do with a pathological fear of intimacy. The option that I spent the most time with involved an alternate ending for Romeo and Juliet. I worked hard on this song but it’s not working. My most recent iteration sounded familiar. When you begin stealing lines from 80’s pop hits, it is time to quit. I don’t want to give up on the song but these verses are not good. It’s one of the best choruses I have ever written. I don’t know what to do with this song but I think it’s headed for the bone pile. It will be ready and waiting when the right time comes around.