Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Haunting

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Here is a tragedy: I heard a few seconds of "Big Shot" over the weekend and now I can't chase it out of my head for love or money. The lyrics are so relevant to my life right now--oh oh whoa whoa oh, oh oh whoa who-oo-oo-oo-ah, oh oh oh whoa whoa oh, oh oh whoa indeed. Also, I've become obsessed with the part where he starts singing in an accent for no reason, like, "YOU HAD TO BE A BEEG SHOT DEED YOU!" Why does he do this? Is the accent Italian? French? Russian? It throws me, a virgin, into a volcano of embarrassment.


Anonymous said...

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Zhou Enlai, Bridge On The River Kwai

Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California Baseball,
Starkweather homicide, Children of Thalidomide

Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

Admiral Farragut said...

"Then she says she needs affection
as she searches for the vein.
She's so good with her stilleto
you don't even mind the pain.
You don't mind the pain!"

P.S. Word verification "ersin." Shouldn't that be "ursine?" With a "u"?

Tricia said...

Lyrically he is a Genius of the Realm.

Valerie Loveland said...

That fake Big Shot accent is so embarrassing, my face is red right now just thinking about it.

JMH said...

Now whenever I hear this song on the radio, I'm going to giggle at that part (Romanian, by the way). And I just know that it's going to be softly playing in my car on the way from a tragic funeral to the cemetery, and my parents will be in the car with me.

Tricia said...

Valerie, I know, it gives me the worst douche chills. And then I imagine him performing the song live, and the crowd going totally wild when he gets to that part, and then I die inside.

JMH, I think your parents would understand...unless your parents are Billy Joel.

JMH said...

Is Billy Joel a hermaphrodite?

SarahJane said...

ugh, i can't believe you even brought this up. i can feel the periods between white. hot. spotlight. big. shot. last. night.

Tricia said...

Those pauses are so painful! It is the most painful song.