Saturday, July 12, 2008
What appears to be one thing, is often another...
NO, THOSE AREN'T THE INDIGO GIRLS. A STILL FROM MY FAVORITE MOCKUMENTARY FILM, "DROP DEAD GORGEOUS".... TODAY'S IG SONG IS A MOCKUMENTARY IN THAT SAME VEIN.
In all types of music, I believe the songwriter really thrives when publishing a lyric, and having the audience assume it means something, when it really is all about something else.
The Indigo Girls are far too political for most tastes, and usually open about it in their lyrics. They've come out in song on the administration, the war, immigration, and even Native American rights. Not all of it is pretty....but what satisfaction to be able to air your views in this way.
This last song of mine this week is that type of song. If you hear the song, or read the words, it is ostensibly about a love affair that is ending... where the woman is shedding her last tears. I had a situation like this last year and listened to this song alot. Never saw the video (don't watch VH1, and the Girls are too middle of the road and old for MTV and too pop for CMT) until I caught it on YouTube.
In it, they turn the lovesong into a mockumentary of the election/current administration...complete with their "First Lady" costumes. Enjoy the irony.