like i've mentioned before, this one was itchy for me. i didn't like the angsty angsty lyrics, they felt like too much of my teenage self. but ben loved the song. as you can hear, there's a bridge in the song that later got chopped out. that was all ben folds. he was convinced it slowed the tune down. i have to agree. it's better when the driving pace never lets up. this song is almost impossible to sing live. in fact it IS impossible to sing live. i have to edit out words. if you listen to a live recording, you'll notice that certain phrases get contracted and certain words get dropped. it is a necessity, this song is literally not singable the way it wound up on the actual record.
My guitarist/synthist & horn arranger/conductor Chad Raines just put out an album. If you've seen us on tour, you know this: The sweet sounds of THE SIMPLE PLEASURE will make you dance your ass off!! Amanda Palmer
Kim and I go way back. She's played shows with me all over the world, and I was on a 7" record she Kickstarter'd a few years ago. Her new album is an electro-space-pop love letter to the cosmos. Amanda Palmer