Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Songs Stuck in my Head Series: Cake -- Short Skirt Long Jacket

I love this song for a few reasons, not the least of which is it has a nice beat and you can dance to it.

But, what always brings me back is the lyrics. They're so on-point, and the metaphor in them is absolutely consistent. Mike McCrea does a great job of keeping all the imagery very focused and by the end you have a total sense of the irony, and humor, and accuracy of the language.

The original video is a cool concept, but there are people talking over the song so it's no good to listen to for lyrics. So, I chose a fan video/sideshow to post for ya'll so you can concentrate easier on the song. Ignore the visuals, they really aren't the point.

Enjoy witty lyrics, rare as they can be in contemporary pop,


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