Song “Do You Wanna Fuck?”
posted by April 17 at 11:05 AMon
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how music can make lines that read stupid on paper sound absolutely amazing. Call it the New Order effect. This occurred to me the other day, as I was walking home, and the Black Dominoes remix of of Vampire Weekend’s “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” (recommended) came on my portable music player.
Like a lot of lyrics, “Do you wanna fuck / like you know I do?,” doesn’t look like much typed out, but damn if dude’s voice-cracking howl doesn’t just sell the shit out of it, disproving every dumb trend piece about what lilly-frail preppies these guys are with the most blunt, appealing come on indie rock’s heard in years.
Possibly related: “In a town so small / there’s no escaping you” from Belle & Sebastian’s “Dirty Dream Number Two,” although that line holds up a little better on paper (or an lcd screen), it still benefits mightily from the head-hanging, weeping violins that underpin its delivery.
If I were a comments-thirsty sort, I might open the floor for suggestions of other possibly questionable lines made poignant by their musical accompaniment, but that would be gauche, right?