My Fresh Pie

July 17, 2008 8:22 AM

A new song, recorded seconds after having been written. A man comes to town song.

I suppose this song, written in a sort of pop country idiom, is a very belated response to Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" -- one of the lyrics directly references the earlier song. But only in the sense that I got to thinking, what would it be like if the character Bo Diddley describes in the song ever were to just show up someplace. I imagine he would be a pretty scary man. I also imagine he would steal my girlfriend.

My friend Steve McPherson tells a story about two guys in a bar discussing music, and someone at the bar next to them suddenly interrupts them, saying "There are only two songs: Boy meets girl and a stranger comes to town." Upon completing this ejaculation, the fellow at the bar then stands up and walks out without another word.

This is a stranger comes to town song.


You got a noisy car and a money clip
You got a leering look and a curled lip
You got an evil grin and a winking eye
You got your dirty fingers in my fresh pie

You got a darting tongue and three gold teeth
You got a razor blade in a leather sheath
You got a rattlesnake for a bolo tie
You got your dirty fingers in my fresh pie

You got a tattoo of a bandoleer
You got a broken nose and a missing ear
You got a red stain that just won't dry
You got your dirty fingers in my fresh pie

You got a hotel room and a fifth of rye
I got a woman with a roaming eye
I got a woman with a roaming eye
You got your dirty fingers in my fresh pie

posted by Astro Zombie (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

posted by chillmost at 11:07 AM on July 17, 2008

The beautiful thing is that you kind of verge on the "Whole Lotta Love" riff in the chorus. Not accusing you of ripoffery at all-- more like Jimmy Page was eating out of the same Bo Diddley cooke jar.
posted by COBRA! at 1:51 PM on July 17, 2008

Love the lyrics, and the vocal sound is pretty cool. I could see Tom Waits doing a version of this, along the lines of his "Big in Japan" song on "Mule Variations."
posted by edlundart at 8:40 PM on July 17, 2008

I really like "You got your dirty fingers in my fresh pie," on so many levels. Great lyric.
posted by chococat at 11:52 PM on July 17, 2008

I love the "pushy" rhythm in the vocal part -- really keeps you honest. I concur about the great lyrics, too.
posted by danb at 7:28 AM on July 18, 2008

Yea, man, brilliant lyrics. This is a fun song to listen to!
posted by snsranch at 5:47 PM on July 20, 2008

Thanks, all!
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:53 PM on July 20, 2008

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