McKinley

McKinley

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Folk - Rock | Portland, Oregon, United States
Total Song Plays: 5,373   
Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

Mid-tempo, a bit spooky with a gentle hook. The voice is the first thing heard, a quiet, conversational tone. Acoustic bass and guitar give it a mellow presence, but the lead electric guitar adds some nice tension.

Story Behind the Song

This is a conversation between a man and a woman, trying to figure out a way to be together when the only stories we have as models aren't working any more.

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Lyrics

He froze the air with his funny stare
she felt the hair raise on her bare arms.
He said, "It's not lost on me, the irony,
the waste that we are."
He took her wrists, pulled her down to sit
next to him.
He said, "Let me tell you a story since it's all I
can do. There are so many like this that
it's almost hard to choose. You know the ones
already about the plucky, silly girls
that make the best of life, look fetching in a
flour-sack dress behind a good man,
a good man, and this is where the story falls
apart. You're not plucky or silly and I don't
have an especially warm heart."
She put her hand over his mouth and said,
"What the hell are you talking about? I know
those girls that make the best of life
look fetching in an hour-glass dress.
They're lonely for a boy like you to talk to.
I've been so lonely for a boy like you to talk to.

If you'd stop playing Citizen Kane, then we
could turn these cameras off and start again.
Let's start again.
I'm not some silly girl that makes the best of life
looks fetching in an hour-glass dress behind
a good man, a good man, a good man.

Song Length
4:01
Genre
Pop - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Gracious, Enchanting

Subject Matter
Femininity, Candy, Sugar

Similar Artists
Shawn Colvin, Sarah Mclachlan
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits McKinley
Music Credits McKinley
Producer Credits David Torn
Label Credits Gold Circle