I was listening to the radio last evening when I heard a particularly catchy song from the band Bowling for Soup. I am sure the song, "Girl All the Bad Guys Want," was manufactured and overproduced and all of that. But as much as I hate to admit it, I have to say it did a particularly great job of capturing the angst I routinely had five years ago in terms of romantic issues.
Just look at this selection from the lyrics:
It's like a bad movie/
She's looking through me/
If you were me, than you'd be
screaming "Someone shoot me!"/
as I fail miserably
trying to get the girl all the bad guys want
She likes the Godsmack and I like Agent Orange/
Her CD changer's full of singers that are mad at their dad/
She said she'd like to score some reefer and a forty/
She'll never know that I'm the best thing she'll never have
And when she walks/
all the wind blows and the angels sing/
But she doesn't notice me! ...
Now that's just disturbingly catchy. Presently, of course, my formerly angst-ridden soul has instead turned to acting hopeful and yuppified. You can tell this because of my switch in musical tastes. Yes, I do like "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" as a song, but I still prefer Cake's "Short Skirt, Long Jacket."Posted by Benjamin Kepple at June 20, 2003 04:54 PM | TrackBack