The latest round of cover contest:
Thanks for the much-needed and timely mental health break! I usually just lurk and read, but I couldn’t help but send this one, since it came to mind immediately upon reading the contest description – Alanis Morissette covering Black Eyed Peas “My Humps“ in a slow ballad style:
Obadiah Parker’s “Hey Ya!”:
What nobody hears in the original, very upbeat original is the devastating sadness of this song. It’s full of passages like:
If what they say is ‘Nothing lasts forever,’
Then what makes love the exception?
Oh why oh why are we so in denial
When we know we’re not happy here?
But everyone’s too busy dancing to notice. Then along comes this overweight hippy who gets what the song’s really about and captures the shit out of it.
And rocks one helluva beard.