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May. 11th, 2011 09:39 pm
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Grown Man
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Tell Me
2011

I think I have a thing for weird voices.

Also, I might have a bit memory problem.  Every time this song turned up on shuffle, I'd stop and think, "Oh, wow, what is this delightfulness?"  I added it to my On-the-Go three times because, apparently, I would get excited about discovering the song every time I heard it.  I wanted to hold it.  To save it.  To draw a heart around it in my notebook.

I think of this as Reggae-tinged Country with a hint of the Super Mario soundtrack (not the live-action movie--I mean the music from the game, like the original one).  It's not that I relate to the lyrics in particular, but I love the way she sings them; kind of morose and haltingly.  The words are an afterthought...I love the "I don't care, I don't care" she repeats towards the end, I'm not sure it is entirely believable and I like that.  This song is kind of awkward, which I think reflects what she is saying.  I love that the line breaks aren't where you'd expect them to be.

"And I'd give most anything
To know as you're sitting
There with your legs crossed and no
Clothes on what you are thinking
Of..."

My favourite though, is:

"I'm surprised that I'm not
Dead yet. Maybe I'm disappointed
But we won't get into that"

I like that the words hint at things without coming right out and saying them.  I like that even though it is a pretty weird FUSION (recurring themes, dude) of genres and sounds, there is something simple about it.  A kind of familiar ache.

Aside: the album cover reminds me of Dusty in Memphis.  I wonder if that was intentional? 

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