I Could've Kissed You

I Could’ve Kissed You:
Music & Words by Donny Walker – Mind Exchange Music LLC
Guitar Solo by Kevin Florian, Piano Solo by Thomas Gunther
Alto Sax solo by Doug Daniels, Drum Solo by Robert Dicke

“Today, the early afternoon. A park, the sun shines brightly.
A boy, so young and friendly. The girl just sweet as candy.

The boy is flying his kite. It seems he’s doing all right.
The girl plays with her puppy. Who knew they’d be so lucky?

Oh god, what if she says no? He’s scared cuz’ he really likes her.
He knows his chances are slim. Who cares, he asks her anyways.

Hey Boy, I really like you. Hey Boy, I know I’m lovely.
Hey Boy, just come out with me. Hey Boy, just give me a chance.

Why not? I’ve always liked you…Why not? I’ve never met you…
Why not? It’s still so early... Why not? I’ll have fun surely…

Hey Girl, I’m glad I met you. Hey Girl, I want to kiss you.
Hey Girl, don’t leave so early.

Aw shucks! I could have kissed you.
Could have Kissed you. Aw Shucks. I could have kissed you”.

  • Donny Walker
    Songwriter, Composer, Arranger, Music Producer, Music Consultant & Music Editor:
  • Kelly Askam
    Recording, Mix & Mastering Engineer
  • Zachariah Jarrett
    Studio Manager & Recording Assistant
  • Mind Exchange Music LLC
    Label, Publisher & Creative Agency
  • Sarah Marie Young
    Jazz Vocalist
  • Thomas Gunther
  • Kevin Florian
    Electric Guitar
  • Joe Labozetta
    Electric Bass
  • Robert Dicke
  • Joe Clark
  • Doug Daniels
    Alto Saxophone & Tenor Saxophone
  • Donny Walker
    Bass Trombone
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Motown, Pop, Jazz, Timeless, Swing, R&B
  • Length:
    4 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
  • IndieX Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    August 15, 2020
    Best Original Song (Gold)
  • Canadian Cinematography Awards
    August 7, 2020
    Best Song (Gold)
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
    August 8, 2020
    Best Original Song (Finalist)
Artist Biography

Donny Walker is an award winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, music producer, multi instrumentalist, musician and foley performer with Mind Exchange Music LLC, Chicago’s premiere upcoming sound and music production agency. He’s performed & produced over 37 records, custom created 500+ fully mixed and mastered tracks, he’s scored & produced total soundtracks for 4 feature films, 25+ short films, 3 theatre shows, 1 museum exhibit called ‘Art is Instrumental’ with the DuPage Children’s Museum and he and his team represented original music for the nation of America in iMapp 2019’s worldwide winners round with creative genius George Berlin. His custom curated score for ‘Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House Documentary’ produced for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation won him most distinct original score with the 2019 videographer awards (a score he custom created in 12 days) and was in competition with 1500 other films, it can be streamed from WTTW PBS. His company Mind Exchange Music is a highly sought after audio and music team for original media in the Chicago Region. Upcoming projects including a live film scoring multimedia show for the 150 media stream for the Pritzkers and a custom curated architectural projection mapping score for ‘Vivid Sydney’ an interactive Light Festival in Sydney Australia, also with creative genius George Berlin. Currently he’s working on a 14 episode live music performance production film series through Mind Exchange Music LLC featuring 26 musicians and additionally he’s especially excited to produce the full soundtrack for for Danny Villanueva Jr's upcoming feature film ‘I Dream of a Psychopomp’.

His scores & sheet music (originals, arrangements, adaptations & editorials, etc) have been placed in front of: The Chicago Symphony, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Bari Symphony, Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Full Score Chamber Orchestra, Lake County Symphony Orchestra & many well known Chicago Arts Organizations as well. Educational studies include: DePaul University, Columbia College, Northeastern Illinois University, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Jazz Ensemble & The Lyric Opera and has performed on stage with national talent including: Aretha Franklin, HARPO, The O'Jays, The Dells and many more.


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