Listen to Give It All Up, lyrics and music by Peter Forêt
recorded at studioNINE

A Motown-ish groove and vocal arrangement, and a 3-piece horn section reminiscent of Chicago’s first 3 albums. It’s about a guy making promises he knows he can’t keep…a tongue-in-cheek, Randy Newman-style lyric. And then there’s that Becker/Fagan “Mu Major” chord. Read Part 2 of my article on the Steely Dan “Mu Major” chord.

Got great legs and a fine bouquet
And I have a little taste this time every day
A blue movie day dream makes it that much more fun
So I sit here let my imagination run

But I’d give it all up, I’d give it all up
I’d give it all up, I’d give it all up for you

I admit 2 or 3 girls I used to see 
Still come to my mind occasionally
But I’d soon forget ‘em when I hear you say
C’mon baby carry me away

I’d give it all up, I’d give it all up
I’d give it all up, I’d give it all up for you

Ooh baby you thrill me it’s no secret what you do to me
C’mon baby fulfill me you stole my heart away

Game night at the bar little gamblin’ with friends
Talk, toke, drink and smoke ‘til the last game ends
But on bended knee  I solemnly vow 
I’d give it all up if you just kiss me now

I’d give it all up, I’d give it all up
I’d give it all up for you I’d give it all up just for you
I’d give it all up, I’d give it all up for you

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Peter Forêt-guitar, lead vocal, songwriter/arranger
Tom McMahon-bass
Peter Beaudoin-drums
Mark Ferguson-keys, trombone
René Lavoie-alto saxophone
Mike Tremblay-tenor saxophone
Dave Poulin-background vocals, producer
Sherri Harding-background vocals
Dave Arthur-background vocals
René Fortier-congas