Roles Reversed

I'll Be

Tom woke up the next morning thinking about the night before. He couldn’t believe how great a simple coffee trip could be. They could just talk, no problems, there was just a connection. He could talk to her, no one else he ever met was like that and he loved it about her. He got ready to go and jumped into his car and drove to Jude’s house.


Jude awoke to the buzzing of her alarm clock. Why do you have to be so annoying! She thought to herself,turning it off as she rolled out of bed. She got ready to go and went downstairs into the kitchen for breakfast. It’s a good thing that coffee makers come with an automatic brew setting otherwise I would never get coffee in the morning. She sat down at the table and read the paper. As she skimmed the headlines, her mind drifted to the night before. She sat there and smiled thinking about how it went and how she just had a connection with Tom. She wondered if he felt it too. Just then she heard a honk.

“Well speak of the devil!” Jude said, chuckling as she went outside.

As she walked outside Tom smiles. She walked outside in jeans with holes in the knees and a band t-shirt. She looks great he thought out loud.

“Not too bad yourself Quincy.” Jude laughed.

He gave her a confused look and she said, “Window’s open and thanks!”

“Not a problem, especially when it’s true.” He said, making her blush.

As they walked into G Major, Darius said, “Hey guys, good song, hit in the making.”

“Thanks D.” Jude said as she and Tom went into Studio A, “Now let’s get to work.”

“Have any new songs?” Jude asked from behind the soundboard.

“Yeah, I have one, I wrote called I’ll Be”

“Whenever you’re ready.” Jude said.

Tom nodded and closed his eyes and started to sing.

The strands in your eyes, that color them wonderful.
Stop me and steal my breath.
Emeralds from mountains thrust towards the sky,
Never revealing their depth.
Tell me that we belong together...
Dress it up with the trappings of love.
I'll be captivated,
I'll hang from your lips,
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above.

I'll be your crying shoulder.
I'll be with the trappings of love.
I'll be better when I'm older.
I'll be the greatest fan of your life...

And rain falls angry on the tin roof,
As we lie awake in my bed.
You're my survival, you're my living proof,
My love is alive not dead.
Tell me that we belong together,
Dress it up with the trappings of love...
I'll be captivated,
I'll hang from your lips,
Instead of the gallows of heartache that hang from above...


I'll be your crying shoulder.
I'll be with the trappings of love.
I'll be better when I'm older.
I'll be the greatest fan of your life...

Jude listened intently as he sang. His voice held so much emotion. He looks so beautiful when he sings, she said to herself.

I've dropped out, burned up, fought my way back from the dead.
Tuned in, turned on, remembered the things that you said...

I'll be your crying shoulder.
I'll be with the trappings of love.
I'll be better when I'm older.
I'll be the greatest fan of your life...

I'll be your crying shoulder.
I'll be with the trappings of love.
I'll be better when I'm older.
I'll be the greatest fan of your life...

The greatest fan of your life...

The greatest fan of your life...

The greatest fan of your life...

Tom opened his eyes and saw Jude staring at him. He smiled and asked, “So…what do you think? You’re the first person I sang that for.”

“It was great,” Jude said, “Lets record it and then we can get outta here, unless you have another song you want to sing.”

“We can just record this one, I am not ready with any other ones yet.” Tom replied.

They recorded the song and Jude went to put it on D’s desk. Tom followed her out, enjoying the view. He smiled to himself as a thought popped into his head.

“Jude.” he called after her once they were in the parking lot. She looked at him as she pulled her car door open.

“Wanna go out tonight?”

Jude smiled, “Yeah, sounds like fun.”

“Cool, I’ll pick you up around 8.”

“See you then.”

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