Everybody’s Favorite White Hot Mess

3 Jun

A friend of mine writes amazing songs for a super fun local post-punk-pop band.

“Lousy Robot is well known for creating catchy, noisy, post-punk songs aimed at the cynical, yet somehow resonating with the hopeful” – That’s what their website says.

So my friend, he tells me one day that he is writing a song.  “It’s based on you,” he says.

At first, excitement couldn’t accurately describe my feelings.  I love his songs, what can I say.  But then I began to get a little nervous.  I mean, I’m quite the spectacle for a good part of my conscious existence.  Would the song be a parody?  Would it be funny or would it make fun of me? I mean- what was he really going to write?

The anticipation was killing me, and at the same time I loved every minute of it.  So finally he tells me “I finished that song I threatened to write.”
image

He debuted the song at one of the first Blackbird Sunday brunches.  I was sitting with a friend of mine who happened to be celebrating a birthday that day.  Birthday boy looked at me and said, “Wow, Jim’s getting grim up there.”  I looked at him and said “Shhh, he’s talking about me.”

Here are the lyrics to the song

Everybody’s Favorite White Hot Mess.”

we could talk all night

cause talk is cheap and that’s just fine

I don’t want this pinned on me

the house wins every time

I hate long goodbyes

sitting on the edge of your seat

swinging wild like a blind man

everything is terribly right

God bless this cotton candy night

now look me in the eye

so come on down girl

you know what you do

so come on down girl

that’s what I love about you

there’s no way we’ll die tonight

I am sometimes wrong sometimes right on the money

I don’t want this pinned on me

I’ll take sincerity every time

what’s in the back of your mind?

so come on down girl

you know what you do

so come on down girl

that’s what I love about you

you dance across the room

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: