Harry Nilsson: The Puppy Song
Victoria Williams: The Puppy Song
On the surface, this early Harry Nilsson delicacy is a perfect slice of delicious 1969 poptimism, a fun little soft-shoe ditty about wishing for a puppy. Lift the sunshiny childlike innocence, however, and you'll find a subtle dig at the status quo in the narrator's longing for playful, eternal companionship away from the rules of society and crowds. The ever-sweet Victoria Williams gets the balance just right, too.