Singalong! Relator by Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johannson

I have to admit, I have mixed feelings about this one.  I love the song, and I have always liked the little I knew of Pete Yorn.  So what's with the mixed feelings?  They come from the fact that I heard him in an interview say that he asked ScarJo to do the album with him before he even had heard her sing.  He just liked her aesthetic and thought it would fit what he was going for with the album, and assumed she would be able to sing.  I mean, the girl can totally sing, so he lucked out, but didn't he maybe think to hear a sample before he invited her to do an album with him?  Apparently not.  Glad you're so lucky, Pete!

Also, the lyrics are confusing.  I guess it's a description of an unhappy couple?


RELATOR
by Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johannson

When I met you,
I didn't know what to do.
I was tired,
I was hungry,
I fight.
Now I'm away,
I write home everyday and I see you on the TV at night.

[Chorus]
You can see that life's for us to talk about.
You can leave whenever you want out.
Whoa.
You don't relate to me,
no girl,
you don't respect me,
no girl,
no girl. Oh yeah.

When I met you,
I didn't know what to do,
but I noticed that I didn't really feel.
Now you're away,
you write home everyday.
I don't beg,
I don't borrow,
I steal.

[Chorus]

You don't think that life's for us to talk about.
You can leave whenever you want out,
you want out.
Well, you don't relate to me,
no girl.
You don't respect me,
no girl.
(you can leave when ever you want out)
And you don't relate to me,
no girl.
And you don't respect me,
no girl.
(You can leave whenever you want out)
No you don't relate to me,
no girl.
And you don't respect me,
no girl.
No girl. Yeah.

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