Mark Duplass - "Can't Fight This Feeling" - Uncensored

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Mark Duplass fondly remembers how REO Speedwagon made him feel man enough to ask a girl to dance, and then Kevin Cronin joins him to perform "Can't Fight This Feeling." (6:22)

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- I met her near the Orange Julius stand

at Lakeside Shopping Center in 1988.

(audience laughs)

She was 13, I was only 11, she was way outta my league,

yet she invited me to the Lutheran Junior High Dance.

(audience laughs)

So, I put on my favorite outfit.

Black high-tops, no socks.

(audience laughs)

Jean shorts, little too tight.

(audience laughs)

And my trusty Spuds McKenzie t-shirt

which I hadn't washed for a week.

(audience cheers and laughs)

I walked inside that gymnasium and I was a foot shorter

than everyone else, including the girls.

(audience laughs)

It occurred to me I'mprobably the only person

in this building who hasn't hit puberty.

But then the song played.

Can't Fight This Feeling.

(audience cheers)

R-E-O Speedwagon.

(audience cheers)

I was a romantic and this was one of my favorites,

and though I had to pubic hair to speak of...

(audience laughs)

I became a man in that moment.

(audience cheers and claps)

I strode across that dance floor

like Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing.

(audience laughs)

I leaned down and I said, "Will you dance with me?"

and she said yes.

And I took her hand and I led her

to the middle ofthe dance floor,

always leaving room for Jesus, of course.

(audience laughs)

And as we danced and the song swelled,

and the earth moved under my feet

I literally thought to myself, "We're gonna get married!"

(audience laughs)

Yet I noticed she was throwing furtive, giggly glances

to her friends in the corner so I became insecure

and did what any insecure 11 year old would do,

I started lying and bragging.

I told her that I wasa very skilled drummer,

and she didn't believe me.

So I lied a little bit further, I said,

"You know, I'm like actually like,

a multi-instrumentalist and I can play all the instruments

and all the parts of thissong.", none of which was true.

(audience laughs)

But, inexplicably, she came forward.

She kissed me on the cheek,

and she whispered in my ear

her phone number andsaid "Call me sometime."

I ran out of there running over and over

the phone number in my brain.

I was so excited that night I could barely sleep.

I was up at 5:00 a.m. but Iwaited until 8:30 a.m. to call--

(audience laughs)

So as not to seem too desperate.

(audience laughs)

And I punched in that number, and that phone rang.

And it was the wrong number.

- [Audience] Aww!

("Can't Fight this Feeling" by REO Speedwagon plays)

- But the truth is, whether shewas making fun of me or not,

or whether there was a real connection, I don't care.

I made a promise that night and I've come here tonight

to fulfill it!

(audience cheers and claps)

Whatever your name is, Ihonestly can't remember.

(audience cheers)

This song is for you.

♪ I can't fight this feelin' any longer

(audience cheers)

♪ Yet I'm still afraid to let it flow

♪ What started out as friendship

♪ Has grown stronger

♪ I only wish I hadstrength to let it flow

(audience cheers)

♪ I tell myself that I can't hold out forever

(audience cheers)

♪ I say there is no reason for my fear

♪ 'Cause I feel so secure when we're together

♪ You give my life direction

♪ You make everything so clear

(audience cheers)

♪ And even as I wander

♪ I'm keepin' you in sight

♪ You're a candle in the window

♪ On a cold, dark winter's night

♪ And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might

(audience cheers)

♪ 'Cause I can't fight this feelin' anymore

♪ I've forgotten what I started fighting for

♪ It's time to bring this ship in to the shore

♪ And throw away the oars

♪ Baby I can't fight this feelin' anymore

(audience cheers)

- Are you out there?

- Mark, Mark, dude.

- Wait, oh my gosh, it's Kevin Cronin,

lead singer of REO Speedwagon!

(audience cheers)

How am I doing, how am I doing?

- Mark, it's pretty good.

- Okay, okay.

- I think it could be a little better.

- I agree, it's a little forced.

I still feel like thatscared 11 year old kid.

- Right, right.

- What do I do?

- Here's the thing.

Maybe stop showing off quite so much--

- All right, that's good.

- And try just kind ofsinging from the heart.

(audience cheers)

- [Mark] Yes, I hear youthere, yes, I got it.

- Check it out.

♪ Even as I wander, I'mkeepin' you in sight

- You're really good!

♪ You're a candle in the window

♪ On a cold, dark winter's night

- Oh my god.

♪ And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might

- I got it, I think I got it, let me try it again.

♪ And I can't fight this feelin' anymore

- Too much?


Am I good?

♪ I've forgotten what I started fighting for

♪ And if I have to crawl upon the floor

♪ Come crashing through your door

♪ Baby I can't fight this feelin' anymore

(audience cheers and claps)

- I think he did it! - I'm okay?

- You did it man! - I'm okay?

- You got that girl! (audience cheers)

- Hey guys.

The enormous beating heart of Kevin Cronin, everyone.

(audience cheers)

- I think you got that girl, wherever she is, baby.

- All right.

I still feel like I'mmade a little too much.

- Well maybe a littletoo much, but it's okay.

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