Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Closing Time" by Semisonic

I really liked this band -- I was a fan of Dan Wilson and John Munson when they were in Trip Shakespeare 20 years ago, too. While I'm glad "Closing Time" made some money for them (btw, check out drummer Jacob Schlichter's book about the music business, So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star), eventually it shifted into the category of "overplayed." And when a song gets too much airplay, my mind starts to twist the words a bit...

Original lyrics:
I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home

Lewd lyrics:
I know who I want to take my hose
I know who I want to take my hose
I know who I want to take my hose

What I like about the new lyrics is that they don't change the meaning of the song one bit. They just make it a little more direct.

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