Hypnotize Me Please Lyrics

Tonight I don’t
Wanna see clearly
Escaping away
From my reality
I’m gonna make
You mine tonight
Under these stage lights
It’s a 2 hour stare
Between you and me

So hypnotize me please
Just hypnotize me please
Look deep into my eyes
Keep singing straight at me
Hypnotize me please

I know you got a girl
You love dearly
And it’s too hard
To be my friend
I’m tempting clearly
Cuz when you’re up
There on stage
And you’re set free
From the cage
I know I’ve seen you
Let go and reach out to me

So hypnotize me please
Just hypnotize me please
Look deep into my eyes
Keep singing straight at me
Hypnotize me please

It’s easy to get lost,
All caught up in the music
When just the right song
Comes and moves right through ya

So hypnotize me please
Just hypnotize me please
Look deep into my eyes
Keep singing straight at me
Hypnotize me please

You put a spell on me
Oh but you’re just a tease
Yeah, you sure
Tricked me

So snap me out of it please
It’s all I need to break free
Forget about everything
And get myself back to me
Get myself back to me
Getting back to me
I’m finally back to me
Getting back to me
Getting back to me
Footloose & fancy free
Getting back to me
Getting back to me
Feels good to have
Clarity

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Story Behind This Song

The power of music and of manipulative douchebags, that’s the double sided backstory to this song.

Music is amazing as it can take you away and transport you to somewhere else. Live music especially, with the bass thumping, stage lights, and all the musical sounds and vocals, is an awesome escape and adventure into another dimension! I think it’s the same way for a fan as it is for people in a band, looking out there at all the hands swaying in the air from side to side, it is truly hypnotic! Sometimes it’s great to get lost in the music, but as the song alludes to, you have to touch down and land sometime, you can’t be High Flying like an Iration song all the time! After I wrote it and recorded it, I was actually thinking it could be a great duet, with the band person singing the first verse, the fan singing the second verse, and then both of them singing it together until the end where the fan finishes it off. Maybe I’ll cut a duet version of it someday! Keeping it real is important too, but little escapes here and there keep your sanity in this crazy world. That’s the musical back story for me with this song!

The other back story to this song starts off similarly with music. I was at an after party of this bands CD release show several years back and it was a super fun time. We took party buses to and back from this house on a hill overlooking the San Diego Mission Bay! I was talking to one of the band members who told me that the drummer of the band was there and that he was single and I should go talk to him. I kinda felt awkward right there and then, as I did think the drummer was kind of cute and he was a surfer and all. I did walk into the house to maybe start chatting with him or something but he was surrounded by a group of girls so I just decided to sit down on the floor where there was this jam session going on. The lead singer of the band who released their CD that night was just sitting on the floor, singing some acoustic tunes. I didn’t know where his girlfriend was, but I was just having a great time listening to this chill jam session. However, this guy started to seriously and intensely stare at me while he was singing. I mean I know some people are intense but it was like a completely fixed stare for 5 minutes straight (or at least it seemed like that) while he was singing this song. His eyes did not look away from me for a split second, even though I was kinda trying to look around as it was kind of creeping me out. I admit it was kind of creeping me out, but yet I was kind of being sucked in as well. I felt like I was being sucked in by a black hole, which he pretty much ended up being (see the song story follow up, Back that Hug Up, Get a Move On and Wanna Dance). It’s amazing the power of one simple song and it is easy to get caught up and lost in the music.

Anyways, I went home after the party, didn’t think anything much more of it and the next day I decided I’d friend request all the guys in that band that I wasn’t Facebook friends with yet. I did kind of feel weird requesting the black hole guy, as it was kind of weird for me to be requesting him right the next day after the awkward stare down session (which I allude to in my alternate rendition of my cover of Anuhea’s Big Deal song – which I’ll be posting here in the video section at some point). However I didn’t want to be exclusive and not request him and request all the others. He denied my friend request right away, didn’t even ponder it for a while in the que box. It doesn’t mean you’re friends with someone if you’re Facebook friends with them, it’s just more of a connection. However when a person denies you any connection to them, it is a bit insulting, especially when you mean no harm.

Anyway, the ending of this song is about how it feels good to have clarity. Yes, it’s great to get lost in the music, but I got clarity in the end (after reading all the song stories for Get a Move On, Back That Hug Up, and Wanna Dance you’ll understand). He was just a self-centered, manipulative, black hole.  Now that I have that clarity, there is a freeing and peaceful feeling about it. However there are some things I will never get clarity on, and in that case, like the Frozen song says, you just gotta “Let it Go”!