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Liz Phair — Polyester Bride
Album: whitechocolatespaceegg
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Released: 1998
Length: 3:34
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I was talking, not two days ago
To a certain bartender I'm lucky to know
And I asked Henry, my bartending friend
If I should bother dating unfamous men
And Henry said, "You're lucky to even know me
You're lucky to be alive
You're lucky to be drinking here for free
'Cause I'm a sucker for your lucky, pretty eyes"

And then he said
Do you want to be a polyester bride
Do you want to hang your head and die
Do you want to find alligator cowboy boots they just put on sale
Do you want to flap your wings and fly away from here

And I was sitting, not two days ago
Feeling lonely 'cause I'm just feeling low
And I asked Henry, my bartending friend
Why it is that there are those kind of men
And Henry said, "You're lucky to even know me
You're lucky to be alive
You're lucky to be drinking here for free
'Cause I'm a sucker for your lucky, pretty eyes"

And then he said
Do you want to be a polyester bride
Do you want to hang your head and die
Do you want to find alligator cowboy boots they just put on sale
Do you want to flap your wings and fly away from here

Princess do you really wanna flap your wings and fly
'Cause you've got time
He keeps telling me, you've got time
But I don't believe him, you've got time
I keep on pushing harder
I keep on pushing farther away
But he keeps tellin' me, baby
He says baby, yeah
Do you want to be a polyester bride
Do you want to hang your head and die
Do you want to find alligator cowboy boots they just put on sale
Do you want to flap your wings and fly away from here
Do you want to be a polyester bride (away from here)
Do you want to be a polyester bride (away from here)
Do you want to be a polyester bride
Princess, do you really wanna flap your wings and fly away from here
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 thewiseking wrote:

Idunno, i guess whiny brats sounding off (Liz Phair, Oasis etc..) were appreciated then

 
Steely_D wrote:

The character is supposed to be whining. That's why the bartender tells her off.

 
It's not very wise to go spouting off on something that you know nothing about. 

Unless, of course, you are really just thewiseguy.

Hey!  It's Liz!  From her "Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice look era...
 thewiseking wrote:

Idunno, i guess whiny brats sounding off (Liz Phair, Oasis etc..) were appreciated then

 
The character is supposed to be whining. That's why the bartender tells her off.
 Proclivities wrote:

So, what changed since 1998?  
 

My waistline, for one.
 thewiseking wrote:

I dunno, i guess whiny brats sounding off (Liz Phair, Oasis etc..) were appreciated then

 
Yeah, that makes sense.  There must be a different sort of appreciation for some other otherwise-annoying traits with some of today's singers.
 Proclivities wrote:

So, what changed since 1998?  It's not the recording.

 
Idunno, i guess whiny brats sounding off (Liz Phair, Oasis etc..) were appreciated then
 thewiseking wrote:
This was considered kinda edgy back then. Now, it's just another whiny brat sounding off.
 
So, what changed since 1998?  It's not the recording.
 I asked Henry, my bartending friend
If I should bother dating unfamous men

And Henry said,

"You're lucky to even know me,
You're lucky to be alive.
You're lucky to be drinking here for free,
'cause I'm a sucker for your lucky, pretty eyes."

This was considered kinda edgy back then. Now, it's just another whiny brat sounding off
Please play this at least once a year. When I am listening to RP, of course.

Thank you.
How terrible!!!!!
I used to love this album, have to drag it out again.
Great Power Pop!  You have to love that from 90's,  Takes me back!
OMG, it sounded like the opening chords from Adam Sandler's "Chanukah Song!"  Good timing!
Ha! loving this. So subversive.
Thanks for rediscovering this one Bill.
Good song, but when it started I had an heartache and I thought: "Oh my god, they're playing Lucio Battisti on RP!"
Lucio Battisti was/is one of most important and famous singer/songwriters in Italy.
Please listen to "La canzone del sole", 1971, and then tell me, thank you.
F
Awesome...
Had to log on to see what and who this was.

Love it at first listen.  Liz is fun !  8
i love her. i love this album, and all the others that came before. she rocks. 
 treatment_bound wrote:
It's been over seven years since we've heard Liz crooning about her bartender friend "Henry".  Can't we get this one up and rotating again?
 

Really!
It's been over seven years since we've heard Liz crooning about her bartender friend "Henry".  Can't we get this one up and rotating again?
sublime. this song gets me everytime
I want to have Liz\'s baby! ;)