Original demo recording with at home enhancements ...
Written and dedicated to Mary Jane Tettemer.
She was a fellow 1974 classmate in at
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PW)
and she is now my wife since 1997.
Song Story ...
"what a thing to say - after all this time - how could I'd been so very, very blind"
October 15, 1994 - Mary Jane Tettemer and I (Le Sheppard) attended our 20th Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Reunion (we went to school together at PW graduating 1974). Mary Jane had a crush on me in high school while sitting next to me for whole year in double period art major class - but in 1973 girls did not ask boys out. I was blind — Back to 20 years later in 1994. While both of us were heading to the rest rooms, she told me she had a crush on me in high school. Sparks flew to say the least. Weeks later we were together and we were married 3 years later being blessed with the birth of our beautiful daughter Maggie Sheppard and buying our 22 year home. No matter where life takes, every day we celebrate our kidneys, our love, our Maggie P, and all the magic still blessing us daily on this journey. LOVE rules in our Sheppard home. "What a thing to say" was written the night of the reunion.
what a thing to say - after all this time
how could I'd been so very, very blind
but how was I to know - it was so long ago
and we were so very, so very young
but I agree it's true - I had a thing for you
everyone always knew - I had a thing for you
each and every day - I use to stare at you
scheming of a way I could say to you
could I have this dance - but I won't dare the chance
of scaring you away from me
but maybe now it's time - to say something to you
what everyone always knew - I had a thing for you
the years have treated you well - you're still so beautiful
still I fell like that shy boy - trying to think of clever things to say
what a thing to say - yet I always knew
now I can it's true, it's true
I had a thing for you . . .
All written and created by Le Sheppard
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