Sunday, April 26, 2009

This and That: Pantyhose and Roses

Echobelly: Pantyhose and Roses


Echobelly was a female-fronted Britpop band (a la Elastica) that made some great albums in the late 90's. This song is one of my favorites off of their 1995 album "On".

The song is about society's quirks. The hypocracy of humankind for trying to be good when there's a carnal nature that none of us can completely be rid of. We hope to overcome, but some things never change.

He keeps his fingernails neat,
He cleans the car once a week,
He keeps an eye out for resistible bargains,
But every night in his sleep,
He dreams of sex on the street,
He longs for pantyhose and roses.

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