So are these lyrics brilliant or absurd?

Look, I have very particular music tastes.  I know this.  I enjoy a very wide variety of song genres, but the basic requirement is that it must have a lyric that I not only understand but enjoy singing along with as well.  Thus Broadway is a love because it hits all types, hits all genres, has lyrics you get, tells a story, and is just fun.

SXSW is always a great deal of fun for me, even though I don’t go.  The lovely performers make their music available for downloading, and I get it all.  Yes, all.  All 600+ songs each year.  It takes a bit of weeding, and some stuff you just know isn’t going to be worth listening to after three seconds.  And trust me–there is some weird stuff in there!

There are the surprises that you find and fall in love with.  April Verch.  Amos Lee.  Blackie and the Rodeo Killers.  Then there are those you already know that show up, like Chatham County Line, Flogging Molly, Aimee Mann, Kate Voegle, and so on.

It takes me awhile to weed through the songs, as I don’t get to listen to stuff at work like I used to.  Usually I keep between 100-125 songs from each year.  Some years are good for Rock, some for Singer/Songwriter, a few years ago it was AltCountry.  You never really know.  But I get some great stuff mixed in with the true lemons.

Then there is this one I ran across today.  I started to delete it, then it grew on me.  And I can’t decide if the lyrics are brilliant or just the stupidest thing I have ever heard.  It’s supposedly from a song called Lump by The Presidents of the United States of America–that’s how it downloaded at least.  You listen to it, and it’s, uh, well, not.  Turns out it’s actually a song called Peaches.

Here’s the video (I love the cans on the tree!)

And I have to say, the lyrics are what caught my attention. Certainly not very hard to learn!

movin’ to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches
i’m movin’ to the country i’m gonna eat me a lot of peaches
i’m movin’ to the country i’m gonna eat a lot of peaches
movin’ to the country i’m gonna eat a lot of peaches
peaches come from a can they were put there by a man
in a factory downtown
if i had my little way i’d eat peaches everyday
sun soakin bulges in the shade

movin’ to the country i’m gonna eat a lot of peaches
movin’ to the country i’m gonna eat a lot of peaches
i’m movin to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches
movin’ to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches

i took a little nap where the roots all twist
squished a rotten peach in my fist
and dreamed about you woman
i poked my finger down inside makE a little room for a ant to hide
nature’s candy in my hand or can or pie

Yeah, Yeah
Yeah, Yeah
millions of peaches peaches for me
millions of peaches peaches for free
millions of peaches peaches for me
millions of peaches peaches for free

look out

millions of peaches peaches for me
millions of peaches peaches for free
millions of peaches peaches for me
millions of peaches peaches for free

look out

So, what do you think–Brilliant, or just another example of someone making something absurd and getting paid for it??

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3 thoughts on “So are these lyrics brilliant or absurd?

  1. One of my favorite memories is driving home from King’s Dominion with you and Nate, and singing along with Rent. Inspirational.

    I count on you to give me new stuff….

  2. The funniest part of this is that it’s a cover. Bad Company, I think. Or at least a riff. I’m off to Wikipedia…

  3. Is it really? I’ve never heard it before. Still laugh every time I hear it and I haven’t figured out yet which it is–brilliant or absurd!!

    And I had forgotten all about the Rent singalongs we used to have. We need to get in the car one day and drive for about four hours to catch up and then sing along with Avenue Q or something!!!

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