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Ben Folds Five — Brick
Album: Whatever & Ever Amen
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6 a.m.
Day after Christmas
I throw some clothes on in the dark
The smell of cold
Car seat is freezing
The world is sleeping
I am numb

Up the stairs to her apartment
She is balled up on the couch
Her mom and dad went down to Charlotte
They're not home to find us out

And we drive
Now that I have found someone
I'm feeling more alone
Than I ever have before

She's a brick and I'm drownin' slowly
Off the coast and I'm headed to nowhere
She's a brick and I'm drownin' slowly

They call her name at seven-thirty
I pace around the parking lot
And I walk down to buy her flowers
And sell some gifts that I got

Can't you see
It's not me you're dying for
Now she's feeling more alone
Then she ever has before

She's a brick and I'm drownin' slowly
Off the coast and I'm headed to nowhere
She's a brick and I'm drownin' slowly

As weeks went by
It showed that she was not fine
They told me, "Son it's time to tell the truth," and
She broke down and I broke down
Cause I was tired of lying

Driving back to her apartment
For the moment we're alone
Yeah she's alone
And I'm alone
Now I know it

She's a brick and I'm drownin' slowly
Off the coast and I'm headed to nowhere
She's a brick and I'm drownin' slowly
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 coyote620 wrote:
By far, one of the worst album covers of all time.
 
Oh you got that right! Man, this is just stupidbad !!!
 alanthecowboy wrote:

Back when I was a wedding DJ on the weekends (sorry, someone has to do it...) a future Mr/Mrs requested this as their first dance together.  I attempted to tell them what the song was about, and why they might not want to use it, but they had that glazed over look in their eyes that said "it's the new slow song that's playing on the radio, so that's what we're having".  Luckily, nobody else at the wedding bothered to listen to the words, but it was a stressful few minutes...

For the record, I love the song, the album, and the artist, but every time I hear this, I think of that wedding.
 
Really depressing anecdote.  I think of this now every time I hear this song.
Still an amazing song.
 socalhol wrote:

hehehe — me TOO!!
 
I didn't know what PSD was for, but I do now, Thanks!
As a native North Carolinian, I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize for foisting this boring hack on the world.

However, I would like to point out that John Coltrane and Doc Watson were also born here, so perhaps that makes up for it. 
 alanthecowboy wrote:

Back when I was a wedding DJ on the weekends (sorry, someone has to do it...) a future Mr/Mrs requested this as their first dance together.  I attempted to tell them what the song was about, and why they might not want to use it, but they had that glazed over look in their eyes that said "it's the new slow song that's playing on the radio, so that's what we're having".  Luckily, nobody else at the wedding bothered to listen to the words, but it was a stressful few minutes...

For the record, I love the song, the album, and the artist, but every time I hear this, I think of that wedding.
 

Bravo!...these are the comments that are a blast to read. The song embedded into a interesting story and setting. 

As opposed to the comments from Jack Black's "Barry" in the film High Fidelity. The Barry's in the RP listening world are just so fitter than you when it comes to this art form we call music.
 alanthecowboy wrote:

Back when I was a wedding DJ on the weekends (sorry, someone has to do it...) a future Mr/Mrs requested this as their first dance together.  I attempted to tell them what the song was about, and why they might not want to use it, but they had that glazed over look in their eyes that said "it's the new slow song that's playing on the radio, so that's what we're having".  Luckily, nobody else at the wedding bothered to listen to the words, but it was a stressful few minutes...

For the record, I love the song, the album, and the artist, but every time I hear this, I think of that wedding.
 
That's hysterical. It also makes me weep for the youth of today. 
I like this song, but, darn, I really need to be in the right mood to listen to it. I'm afraid that today it's the PSD button.
The most depressing song ever written.
DEEEEE-PRESSING!
 fredriley wrote:
This guy's name reminds me of an ancient joke that'll only make sense to UK listeners over 40. The punchline is "Sven Fold stamps on seven galleons or more"... :o)

My mind wanders to trivia like this when something as soporific plays on RP, in an attempt to stay awake and avoid falling deeply into the arms of Morpheus {#Sleep}
 

Fred, you can't just tell the punchline of a joke.  Please fill us in.
 hippiechick wrote:

They are hardly one hit wonders, but I nominate this song as the most depressing pop song ever.

 
Back when I was a wedding DJ on the weekends (sorry, someone has to do it...) a future Mr/Mrs requested this as their first dance together.  I attempted to tell them what the song was about, and why they might not want to use it, but they had that glazed over look in their eyes that said "it's the new slow song that's playing on the radio, so that's what we're having".  Luckily, nobody else at the wedding bothered to listen to the words, but it was a stressful few minutes...

For the record, I love the song, the album, and the artist, but every time I hear this, I think of that wedding.
The Ben Folds Five selections on RP are a travesty.  I saw on the boards that Selfless Cold and Composed was shot down in LRC, but there are so many better songs than Brick and the other two available.  Maybe the new album coming out in September will yield something RP-worthy.
This guy's name reminds me of an ancient joke that'll only make sense to UK listeners over 40. The punchline is "Sven Fold stamps on seven galleons or more"... :o)

My mind wanders to trivia like this when something as soporific plays on RP, in an attempt to stay awake and avoid falling deeply into the arms of Morpheus {#Sleep}
 G_Raffa wrote:
Boy, am I glad for that new PSD button...
 
hehehe — me TOO!!
In the top 10 storytelling songs of all time...
Gets me EVERY time. So pretty. So heartbreaking.
Boy, am I glad for that new PSD button...
 Byronape wrote:
A close friend of mine is a huge Ben Folds fan, but always hated this song.  Then, if there are right reasons to have an abortion, she had one for those reasons.  Now she hates this song even more, except instead of just not liking it, it makes her cry. 

It's funny how even the right thing can feel like the wrong thing, even 6 years later.
 
It's stories like this that should give politicians pause. Having an unplanned pregnancy can force a woman to make a very tough choice either way. The women I've known who chose to have an abortion struggled with the decision and were saddened by having to face that dilemma. One friend who had an abortion was herself the result of an unplanned pregnancy and grew up watching her mother have to deal with an unhappy marriage and a thwarted life. My friend did not want to repeat her mother's life starting at age 21. 

This is an intensely personal matter. A woman should have control over her body and her life choices. Reproductive choices shouldn't a political football for grandstanding idiots who just want to get elected.  

Byronape, I hope time heals your friend's pain.  
This sucks.
THIS song is a brick and I'm slowly drowning.  
awful{#Crashcomp}
Bill:

Thank you in advance for NOT playing this on Dec. 26.

Best wishes. 
Does anybody else think about this song early AM on 12/26?  Can't help it....curse you Ben Folds Five!
I fricken LOVE this song...
A close friend of mine is a huge Ben Folds fan, but always hated this song.  Then, if there are right reasons to have an abortion, she had one for those reasons.  Now she hates this song even more, except instead of just not liking it, it makes her cry. 

It's funny how even the right thing can feel like the wrong thing, even 6 years later.
Let's face it, this song makes you feel. Wasn't that the aim of Ben's music? Hey, BFF never promised you a rose garden. Where there's sun, there's got to be some rain sometime. Feel it. The words don't particularly have meaning to me, but the mood does. I am very thankful for this song and for Ben providing an emotional experience that I would not have had. This song brings meaning to me although I do not understand. So melancholy, so perfect. I feel human again.
By far, one of the worst album covers of all time.
 Mandible wrote:

Have you ever heard Strange Fruit by Nina Simone?
 

Ah, yep. That's the winner, or loser, I guess.
 Foot wrote:
One "hit" wonder - just awful, please deposit in the dust bin.
 
They are hardly one hit wonders, but I nominate this song as the most depressing pop song ever.

 Foot wrote:
Or Graham Parker & the Rumour's "You Can't Be Too Strong>" dmax wrote:

Nope. "The Kids" (They're Taking Her Children Away) by Lou Reed is, unequivocally, THE SADDEST SONG

 
 
Have you ever heard Strange Fruit by Nina Simone?
Or Graham Parker & the Rumour's "You Can't Be Too Strong>" dmax wrote:

Nope. "The Kids" (They're Taking Her Children Away) by Lou Reed is, unequivocally, THE SADDEST SONG

 


One "hit" wonder - just awful, please deposit in the dust bin.
Like Ben Folds Five plenty. HATE this song; hated the first time I heard it. Heard it in the freaking grocery store this morning. Really? Twice in one day? Kill me. 
 fitzworld wrote:

This song is B-O-R-I-N-G!! I wanted to stab myself in the eye with a pitchfork——TWICE!! Horrible melody, craptastic lyrics, tedious chorus, and poor arrangement. Please don't EVER make me listen to this again...

 
Are you Stingray in disguise? ;)

It surely is tedious, though. "The world is sleeping" - I'm not surprised. The Nottingham jury is already heading for the arms of Morpheus..{#Sleep}
 gjr wrote:
..........bottle of wild turkey, length of rope, $5-a-week room at the nastiest boarding house in town, and this song playing in the background
 
Christ, I do hope you're still with us, buddy!? {#Eek}

It's got a nice beat and you can dance to it.

 
Ja300Mes wrote:
I'll never understand why this song was a relative commercial success for BFF when they have so many other songs which are far superior (opinion, of course) in so many ways - fun, upbeat, wise-cracking, and melodic. Sometimes sad, too, Those who only know this song from BFF and don't know their other stuff - try out songs like "Philosophy" or "Uncle Walter" or "Selfless, Cold and Composed". The list goes on - these guys had a great run for awhile. Message or not, I can't stand this song.
 

Of all the incredible BFF songs, they pick this one? This song needs to go away. 
 Ja300Mes wrote:
I'll never understand why this song was a relative commercial success for BFF when they have so many other songs which are far superior (opinion, of course) in so many ways - fun, upbeat, wise-cracking, and melodic. Sometimes sad, too, Those who only know this song from BFF and don't know their other stuff - try out songs like "Philosophy" or "Uncle Walter" or "Selfless, Cold and Composed". The list goes on - these guys had a great run for awhile. Message or not, I can't stand this song.
 
2 words: It's catchy.
 That_SOB wrote:
 

I hope this note reaches you. Your English is very good, better than 90% of other posts I read.
Good to have you aboard. Music unites us, let the friendships begin.
PS: there are no mistakes to apologize for.


 
You're not such an SOB, you know... {#Hug}  I love this song, but it makes me cry... Looks like Bill is in a "let's-make-our-shiny-happy-RPeeps-want-to-give-up-on-life!" mood.  Geez - too many mournful songs in a row. Anyone who can listen to the entire set without wanting to jump off a bridge gets a cookie.

I'll never understand why this song was a relative commercial success for BFF when they have so many other songs which are far superior (opinion, of course) in so many ways - fun, upbeat, wise-cracking, and melodic. Sometimes sad, too, Those who only know this song from BFF and don't know their other stuff - try out songs like "Philosophy" or "Uncle Walter" or "Selfless, Cold and Composed". The list goes on - these guys had a great run for awhile. Message or not, I can't stand this song.
 jmsmy wrote:
probably the sadest song ever writtern
 
Nope. "The Kids" (They're Taking Her Children Away) by Lou Reed is, unequivocally, THE SADDEST SONG

 ambrebalte wrote:
As some of you may have seen by randomly reading my posts I am not an english native speaker<1>
Thanks to google-isation I can find the lyrics when I don't understand them by just listening. I liked this song until I read the lyrics. 

<1> I apology for the mistakes
  

I hope this note reaches you. Your English is very good, better than 90% of other posts I read.
Good to have you aboard. Music unites us, let the friendships begin.
PS: there are no mistakes to apologize for.


Way to kill my Friday buzz, Bill. {#Lol}
..........bottle of wild turkey, length of rope, $5-a-week room at the nastiest boarding house in town, and this song playing in the background
 crockydile wrote:

Agreed. I went through something similar when I was 19. My girlfriend didn't die, but our relationship never recovered from the abortion. That child we chose to kill is a shadow that walks beside me daily. "A woman's right to choose" is simply bullshit. There are 2 parents.

Yes, but if the abortion did NOT happen, who ends up raising the (unwanted) child?
99% of the time, it is the woman.  Alone. And BTW, I am a man.
What it boils down to is one thing, BIRTH CONTROL! Condems, rubbers, gloves, sheaths, diaphragms, IUD's, pills, patches, foam, sponges, etc. Hell, if you don't have any of that, don't have intercourse. There are lots of other things you can do that are just as much fun.
As for the song. Too whiny for me.


 fitzworld wrote:

This song is B-O-R-I-N-G!! I wanted to stab myself in the eye with a pitchfork——TWICE!! Horrible melody, craptastic lyrics, tedious chorus, and poor arrangement. Please don't EVER make me listen to this again...

 


 

Stab yourself in the ears instead.  Problem solved, for all of us... 

Just kidding.  Don't really do that.  Also, don't attempt to pass your opinions off as fact.

Hey Ben!  Cheer the hell up!!! 
 jmsmy wrote:
probably the sadest song ever writtern
 

That is most DEF debatable!
probably the sadest song ever writtern

This song is B-O-R-I-N-G!! I wanted to stab myself in the eye with a pitchfork——TWICE!! Horrible melody, craptastic lyrics, tedious chorus, and poor arrangement. Please don't EVER make me listen to this again...

 


Agreed. It's not a bad song on its music merits, but I can't listen to it. Just makes me want to kill myself.

 hippiechick wrote:
The most depressing song ever.
 
Taken as an entire work, one of the 20 best albums of the 90's. This is not the strongest song on the recording and has been singed badly by overexposure - but still brilliant.

I do not own a watch...except for my stinking phone
 crockydile wrote:

Agreed. I went through something similar when I was 19. My girlfriend didn't die, but our relationship never recovered from the abortion. That child we chose to kill is a shadow that walks beside me daily. "A woman's right to choose" is simply bullshit. There are 2 parents.

 
One point of view: A woman's burden in this life is the physical burden of carrying children.  The man's burden is the psychological burden of having no say in the matter if she decides not to.  Interesting reversal of situations, huh?


 Jelani wrote:

Tell me about it.
Now, where'd I hide that length of rope?...... 
 
It's underneath the shotgun.

As some of you may have seen by randomly reading my posts I am not an english native speaker<1>
Thanks to google-isation I can find the lyrics when I don't understand them by just listening. I liked this song until I read the lyrics. 

<1> I apology for the mistakes
 fredriley wrote:
"She is bald up on the couch" - that's not a nice thing to say about your GF, guy ;). An awful dull song otherwise {#Sleep}
 
I think the word is "balled"...lol.  Hope you're kidding...

Ah middle school memories.
 RadioDoc wrote:
The Lost Fingers - Billy Jean into this.  That's enough bad RP music choices for one day.
 
Cya tomorrow...maybe...

"She is bald up on the couch" - that's not a nice thing to say about your GF, guy ;). An awful dull song otherwise {#Sleep}
The Lost Fingers - Billy Jean into this.  That's enough bad RP music choices for one day.
 hippiechick wrote:
The most depressing song ever.
 
Tell me about it.
Now, where'd I hide that length of rope?...... 
(also known as boxing day)
The most depressing song ever.
 lily34 wrote:
worst song ever.
 

Lily, say it ain't so!

{#Smile}

I love Ben Folds' and BFF's music.
 cakkafracle wrote:
this song sounds like it should be better than it is...
 

as does this comment.
 unclehud wrote:
 mikexican wrote:
Great song, great album from a musical genius/songwriter in the most classic sense. In case anyone didn't notice, Ben Folds is the new Elton John. 

Is that a compliment ....?
 
I think not. Not at all...

I've always loved the beautiful melody, such a sharp contrast to the very sad lyrics.
blech
the beginning of this song had me humming after the gold rush.
 mikexican wrote:
Great song, great album from a musical genius/songwriter in the most classic sense. In case anyone didn't notice, Ben Folds is the new Elton John. 

Is that a compliment ....?
 Stave wrote:

Well said.  He's a mere male, it's not like he's the one getting the abortion. He's just the sperm donor/chauffeur, what right does he have to any emotional investment?  How DARE he pretend that he might also be affected somehow!

 
Agreed. I went through something similar when I was 19. My girlfriend didn't die, but our relationship never recovered from the abortion. That child we chose to kill is a shadow that walks beside me daily. "A woman's right to choose" is simply bullshit. There are 2 parents.

These lyrics, with that whiney sound coming from his mouth, is highly disturbing.
 wintergaard wrote:
Is it just me and my roommates, or doesn't the end of the song imply that the girl is dying from the procedure?   I've always thought that and so it was time to tell the truth—to her parents, with whom she lives.
 
No, the baby died...and obviously he didn't want that....it's not me you're dyin for


Thanks to RP, I now realize that it was just heavy rotation on commercial radio that made me dislike this song when it first came out!

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 lily34 wrote:
worst song ever.
 
Ever!
worst song ever.
Great song, great album from a musical genius/songwriter in the most classic sense. In case anyone didn't notice, Ben Folds is the new Elton John. 
 wintergaard wrote:
Is it just me and my roommates, or doesn't the end of the song imply that the girl is dying from the procedure?   I've always thought that and so it was time to tell the truth—to her parents, with whom she lives.

I don't know if the girl dies...but this tripe is killing me! 


Is it just me and my roommates, or doesn't the end of the song imply that the girl is dying from the procedure?   I've always thought that and so it was time to tell the truth—to her parents, with whom she lives.
 Bridieboo wrote:
Poor guy - his girlfriend got pregnant all on her own - I'm sure he had nothing to do with it - and is now a millstone (or brick as he puts it) around his neck, drowning him. {#Rolleyes}  Self-centred twaddle.

 
Well said.  He's a mere male, it's not like he's the one getting the abortion. He's just the sperm donor/chauffeur, what right does he have to any emotional investment?  How DARE he pretend that he might also be affected somehow!

 Bridieboo wrote:
Poor guy - his girlfriend got pregnant all on her own - I'm sure he had nothing to do with it - and is now a millstone (or brick as he puts it) around his neck, drowning him. {#Rolleyes}  Self-centred twaddle.

 

That's kind of the point, Bridieboo. Ben wrote this song about something that happened when he was 16. It's written from the self-centered perspective of a high school kid.  
Wikipedia: "Folds once described their music as 'punk rock for sissies' "

hehe, honesty 
Bridieboo wrote:
Poor guy - his girlfriend got pregnant all on her own - I'm sure he had nothing to do with it - and is now a millstone (or brick as he puts it) around his neck, drowning him. {#Rolleyes} Self-centred twaddle.


Good interpretation; yeah, it is always the guy's fault. {#Eh}

Ex-girlfriend calls out of the blue; says "I'm pregnant and I need you to take me to the clinic." If that isn't getting hit with a brick I don't know what is. I don't think the metaphor is a cut on the girl but an indication of how big a blow the news was.
I wish BF would be my BFF we could sing together forever.
 Bridieboo wrote:
Poor guy - his girlfriend got pregnant all on her own - I'm sure he had nothing to do with it - and is now a millstone (or brick as he puts it) around his neck, drowning him. {#Rolleyes}  Self-centred twaddle.

 
Ha yes, I've always thought this in the background. I can't hate the song but you know...*cringe*

this song sounds like it should be better than it is...
The most depressing song evah!
Poor guy - his girlfriend got pregnant all on her own - I'm sure he had nothing to do with it - and is now a millstone (or brick as he puts it) around his neck, drowning him. {#Rolleyes}  Self-centred twaddle.

 natalita wrote:
oh lord teenage angst just shut up.

 
Come on, every once in a while it's still fun to lock yourself away in your room and just WALLOW in it.

 Comrade_Coppo wrote:
Maudlin drivel...
  such a nice tune though—say whatcha want about the lyrics (whatever they're saying)
I heard BF interviewed once on NPR.  Very intelligent, very funny guy.  Didn't take himself too seriously 

Maudlin drivel...
This album walked me home from high school every day when it came out. Love this.

{#Daisy}
well i dreamed i saw the nights in armor

how 'bout - no thanks.
 OCDHG wrote:
Ben Folds always reminded me of that annoying spoiled-rotten whiny kid... you know the one.

Then I find out he's from (or at least spent a lot of time in) Chapel Hill.  Yup.  That fits. Plenty of spoiled-rotten whiny kids here.

 
Yeah, I know what you mean.  I've met several people around here who've had dealings with him, and they generally seem to think he's a jerk.  He did write some good songs though.  I like this one.

jonahboo wrote:
GOT BI**HES AINT S**T?

KILLER VERSION OF A DRE TUNE
 

I'd fall out of my chair laughing if I heard that on RP... that'd be epic.


Crickey - I just looked at the BFF songs that have been played on RP thus far and it's an emo-fest.  I better get to uploading... this band has some epic material.
 lovemydog wrote:
I love when Bill palys songs that remind me of high school! Yay Ben Folds!
 
I hate it when comments like this remind me how old I am.  High School? I was ten year out of high school when this one hit.
 bugleboy624 wrote:
I never really understood this song.
 

Ben wrote it based on an experience where his high school girlfriend got pregnant and ended up getting an abortion.
I never really understood this song.
 baltimorelovejoy wrote:
...but is she a brick house?
 
hahaha
awesome

I love when Bill palys songs that remind me of high school! Yay Ben Folds!
GOT BI**HES AINT S**T?

KILLER VERSION OF A DRE TUNE
oh lord teenage angst just shut up.

Gotta love it.  What a great song.
 cc_rider wrote:
Sorry, you're both wrong. "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" takes top honors. Eric Bogle(sp?) wrote it. The version I've heard is by The Pogues. Crushing. I still love this tune though. It took real guts to set the story down. In live versions he has explained the genesis of it, and man, talk about wearing your heart. c.
 
Good songs, but my nominee for saddest is by Maria McKee, "My One True Love."  

My One True Love lyrics

A river flows with liquid snow, but it's not for me 
Birds fly high in the southern sky, but it's not for me 
Cattle roam in fertile fields, but it's not for me 
Flowers bloom on a lonely highway, but it's not for me 

My one true love I'll never know 
I keep to me 
My one true love I'll never know 
I came to meet the bitter way 
For my one true love 

Mountain's green in the summertime, but it's not for me 
Lovers walk in the falling moonlight, but it's not for me 
Mothers love their sons to death, but it's not for me 
Salesmen feed on Christmas time, but it's not for me 

My one true love I'll never know 
I keep to me 
My one true love I'll never know 
I came to meet the bitter way 
For my one true love 

Fathers cry for fallen sons, but it's not for me 
Good guys in the N16, but it's not for me 
Zero stare at the tv screen, but it's not for me 
Drifters sleep on quiet ? , but it's not for me 

My one true love I'll never know 
I keep to me 
My one true love I'll never have 
I came to meet the bitter way 
For my one true love 

Ben Folds always reminded me of that annoying spoiled-rotten whiny kid... you know the one.

Then I find out he's from (or at least spent a lot of time in) Chapel Hill.  Yup.  That fits. Plenty of spoiled-rotten whiny kids here.

I think it is a little unclear.  Who is speaking when he says, "Can't you see, it's not me you're dying for?"  Seems that he is more conflicted — that maybe he wanted her to keep the baby and she didn't want to.  Certainly, he takes her to the clinic and does the best he can with a tough situation, especially for what is surely a young couple (she appears to live at home, for example).  Admitting that he feels like he is drowning in the situation, and that his girlfriend is the source of that feeling is just honest.  Probably most people in that situation feel the same way— they try to do the right thing, whatever that is, they muddle through it, they have horrible, conflicted feelings. 

How should they feel?  The girl has a whole host of feelings that probably are similar, although coming from a completely different prespective about the situation.  That Ben Folds wisely doesn't presume to know how the woman feels only adds to the power of the song.  

The most moving line for me is the part about being alone while sitting togther, and the realization that they are on their own.    
 goldberry wrote:
I don't like this song. It sounds like he is annoyed that he has to deal with his girlfriends unwanted pregnancy and that makes me a little miffed. It sounds like he wants a double ending- the baby, then her.
 


Thanks for playing this, Bill.

This is a very honest song. If you've ever been close to a situation like this, your heart bleeds for all involved. Especially for the couple, and all the opportunity squandered. If you have a heart, that is. {#Cry}
baltimorelovejoy wrote:
...but is she a brick house?

i wish, because this song blows


This song is OK at first, but then it just seems to meander on a bit too long. Mute. 6 —-> 2

...but is she a brick house?
wade44 wrote:
I've always thought that too. As bad as that may be, it takes some guts to admit he felt that way. The honesty in the song is what makes it powerful, IMO.
It's good to know I'm not the only one who feels a little uncomfortable with the perspective of the song. And you're right about his honesty. As a songwriter, I can certainly respect it. It gets a rise out of me, which is pretty powerful in and of itself. It takes something special to admit in a song that you are kind of a dick, and then, actually get sympathy for it.
goldberry wrote:
I don't like this song. It sounds like he is annoyed that he has to deal with his girlfriends unwanted pregnancy and that makes me a little miffed. It sounds like he wants a double ending- the baby, then her.
I've always thought that too. As bad as that may be, it takes some guts to admit he felt that way. The honesty in the song is what makes it powerful, IMO.
goldberry wrote:
I don't like this song. It sounds like he is annoyed that he has to deal with his girlfriends unwanted pregnancy and that makes me a little miffed. It sounds like he wants a double ending- the baby, then her.
:lol:
I don't like this song. It sounds like he is annoyed that he has to deal with his girlfriends unwanted pregnancy and that makes me a little miffed. It sounds like he wants a double ending- the baby, then her.
Great piano work.
out_to_lunch wrote:
Mkaythanks. Now what the hell does that have to do with your emotional reaction to not having children as a conscientious and medical decision for your life? Moreover, this song?
Had my two and got snipped. Like my Laborador. Two litters and a spaying.Just thought it was a cute anecdote. Try not to think so much.
cc_rider wrote:
Oh, definitely. They're real men, but now they're broke. The snippage costs about $50 with health insurance. Reversal? Thousands, easy.
The financial/emotional costs of the trophy wife who pressured the poor bastard into the reversal 'so I can have my baby', (who he'll probably also divorce anyway)? Millions. Adopt, putz, adopt!