arrested development

November 14, 2009 8:54 AM

(or: use of facebook interests page as failed communication device)

I haven't posted anything in a while but this song is one of my more meta recent numbers and so this seemed like a fitting place to post it. The idea behind the song is that the lyrics are all things that would be listed on someone's Facebook interest page (TV shows in the first verse, song titles in the second verse) and so the song is an attempt to take what is often seen as this kind of banal, superficial thing and invest it (in the chorus) with the kind of emotion that leads some people to agonize over those lists of interests and how they can use them to represent themselves to a prospective partner, how they ache to communicate a sense of self through taste. Also, there are "harmonized" guitars at the end. I think a better title might be "'Digital Love' Will Tear Us Apart" but I wanted the song to make sense without this sort of long contextual explanation so I went with the other title. I mixed this on big headphones like everything I do, so if the levels are really messed up in some way, let me know

posted by raisindebt (3 comments total)


so you think you can dance, american idol?
friends, curb your enthusiasm, never mind the bollocks.
whose line is it anyway? are you afraid of the dark?
i didn't know i was pregnant, make me a supermodel.
are you smarter than a fifth grader? kids say the darnedest things. i can't believe i'm still single. i've got a secret:
arrested development, arrested development,
arrested development, arrested development, arrested development, arrested development

cool love, i just gotta have cool love
i don't care if it's true love
i just need some cool, cool love
cool love, don't care if it's you love
just need some new love
and it's gotta be cool, cool love

single ladies, you can't always get what you want
i wanna be your dog, are you gonna be my girl?
i want you, queen bitch, i wanna make it with you;
don't trust me, i'm not your boyfriend baby.
i kissed a girl, i fought the law, i can't get no satisfaction.
dream, baby, dream, here comes your man
digital, love will tear us apart,
digital love, digital love, digital love, digital love

cool love,
i just need some cool, cool love
cool love, it don't have to be true love
it's just gotta be you, love
it's just gotta be cool, cool love
posted by raisindebt at 8:55 AM on November 14, 2009

Ha! Late to the party, but I love it.
posted by cortex at 7:19 AM on December 10, 2009

Man, great. Kinda throwback in a wonderful way.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:21 AM on September 10, 2015

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