Where you are

May 18, 2010 7:56 AM

This is a quick little tune about a few people I'll never meet.

My wife and I have this deal; if ever Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman, or Sean Connery become keen on her, I am not allowed to protest. And if ever Esther Baxter, Jolie Holland, or Salma Hayek take an interest in me, she is obligated to keep quiet about it. Sure, the whole thing's a tongue-in-cheek way to openly lear at people we each find attractive, but I suspect there's a grain of hope in this deal.

In any case, I was eating lunch yesterday and this little guy popped out. I needed a fourth verse, and I really like whisky, so there you go. Let me know what you think.

posted by Pecinpah (10 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Man, this is just fucking lovely.
posted by cortex at 8:05 AM on May 18, 2010

Lyrics about Esther Baxter! That's something I can get behind.
posted by fleacircus at 8:20 AM on May 18, 2010

Cortex - Hey, thanks!

FC - I see what you did there. Nicely done.
posted by Pecinpah at 11:44 AM on May 18, 2010

I particularly liked the Salma Hayek verse. This is really charming.
posted by mmmbacon at 11:56 AM on May 18, 2010

Wow. What a sweet song. The fact that (at least the listener assumes) your wife is singing too really makes the tune work.
posted by umbĂș at 12:54 PM on May 18, 2010

mmmbacon - Thanks. Me and Salma go way back.

umbu - Thanks a lot. Though my wife isn't singing on this one, she is making her own version of this song.

*shakes fist at wife's poster of Gerard Butler*
posted by Pecinpah at 5:22 PM on May 18, 2010

Yeah, that's really nice. I dig the delivery.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:08 AM on May 19, 2010

I, also, think this is nice. I like that it resolves with the whiskey as the only truly attainable thing.
posted by chococat at 8:48 AM on May 19, 2010

Uncleozzy - Thanks a lot.

Chococate - Glad you noticed that. Thanks.
posted by Pecinpah at 11:38 AM on May 19, 2010

This is gorgeous! Great harmonies. Big smile on my face. The piano partway through is a lovely surprise.

Plus I'd never heard of Esther Baxter.
posted by ORthey at 8:20 PM on May 20, 2010

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