Exhibit A- Innocent Man:
Premise: You have begun a new relationship with someone but they are standoffish because they have been hurt before, but you are willing to be patient:
... Cause I've been there
And if I can survive, I can keep you alive;
I'm not above going through it again.
I've not above being cool for a while,
If you're cruel to me I'll understand.
Some people run from a possible fight,
Some people figure they can never win;
And although this is a fight I can lose,
The accused is an innocent man.
Not cheesy, just honest. Seriously men, if you want a correct perspective from a man's point of view on what women need to hear, listen to Billy Joel's-
Tell Her About It
Just the Way You Are
And how about We Didn't Start the Fire?
He can send a thoughtful message just by listing off events in our nation's history. Also, wow, can he play the piano. I went to a Billy Joel concert that came through town about a year and a half ago, and I tell you what, that man's still got it. You know what I'm talking about Bear, and you too, Chelle, you were there! He was even the voice of Dodger in Disney's Oliver and Company, so, that is automatic positive pointage:
He recently grew even higher in my esteem because I read that he called the Glee people (the Fox show starting this fall that I am already in love with) and told them that they could use whatever songs of his they want.
And So it Goes, Billy, that when I am needing to know that someone has felt what I'm going through and will tell it to me straight, in your own words, I would choose to be with you, and you can have this heart to break.
And So It Goes