Why this tune?
I got a brunch invitation from a friend, who asked whether I wanted bagels or donuts. I thought “my head wants bagels, but my heart really wants a donut.” I was trained as an engineer, so that struggle between thinking and feeling really resonated, and led to this very personal story about taking chances and finding love. Barbara Papendorp sings it beautifully on my album Making Up For Lost Time.
Dig this detail!
Since this is a love song, and mentions dancing, I thought it worked best as a waltz. I also tried out another songwriting tool in this tune, writing the verses in a minor key and the choruses in major, so the chorus will sound more positive and hopeful. What do you think?