Saturday, October 29, 2016

Singalong! Spit on a Stranger by Kathryn Williams

I'm not going to lie: I don't really get this song. Is it a love song or a hate song? Something in between? Two people who are a perfect match but also bitter strangers who spit on each other? I don't quite know, but I like the way it uses tropes of love songs ("I can see the sunshine in your eyes") while speaking dark thoughts. If you understand it better than me, please explain!


SPIT ON A STRANGER
by Kathryn Williams (originally by Pavement)

However you feel, whatever it takes
Whenever it's real, whatever awaits
Whatever you need, however so slight
Whenever it's real, whenever it's right

I'll be thinking long and hard
About the things you said to me
Like a bitter stranger
Now I see the long and short
The middle and what's in between

I could spit on a stranger
You're a bitter stranger

Whatever you feel, whatever it takes
Whenever it's real, whatever awaits me
Whatever you need, however so slight
Wherever it leads, whenever it's right

Honey, I'm a prize and you're a catch
And we're a perfect match
Like two bitter strangers
And now I see the long and short of it
And I could make it last

I could spit on a stranger
You're a bitter stranger
Well, I could spit on a stranger
You're a bitter stranger

I see the sunshine in your eyes
I'll try the things you'll never try
I'll be the one that leaves you high

Sing along with Kathryn Williams' Spit on a Stranger, originally by Pavement
Source: Kathryn Williams on the Wikimedia Commons



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