Playing For The Boys
“What should I play?â? I asked.
“What’s the first song you learned?â? Joe asked.
“Um. Blind Mice.â?
“No, No. I mean like a real song. Like Hey There Delilah or something.â? He explained.
“Oh!” I said, understanding. “The first song I learned was Dock of the Bay.”
I started to play the song. I started to sing aloud to help me remember the right chords.
“Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun…”
When I finished the song I noticed Nick staring at me I could feel my face getting hot. “What? Was it awful?â? I asked nervously.
“Huh? No!â? Nick said quickly. “You have a amazing voice.â?
“And you’re really good at playing guitar.â? Kevin added.
“You really think so?â? I asked doubtfully,willing my face to stop burning.
“Totally.â? Joe said. “Do you like to sing? I mean you’re awesome,you should.â?
“I never really thought about it.â? I admitted. “My friends and I got together and recorded a CD once but-â?
I thought Nick was going to explode. “Really? Can we hear it?â?
“I guess so.â? I replied. “It’s not much…â?