Monday, April 17, 2017

The Rebel Black Dot Song o' the Day: SKApril!

The Pietasters, "Spiderview" from Awesome Mix Tape № 6 (The Last Angry Rude Boy)

Skammentary: The Pietasters continue to defy the odds as SKApril's unlikeliest all-stars. They've never been one of my favorite bands, yet year after year after year—for seven dratted years now—their music has earned its way into SKApril. (The six previous Pietasters SKApril songs had all been from Oolooloo, the highest numerical contribution by any single album.) They've never been the recipients of SKAffirmative Action; if fact, after SKApril last year I'd marked them down on the list of bands not to include in SKApril '17. They continue to earn their way in, in spite of even me.
"Now I see, you can't be trusted,
Watched all your boys get busted,
But here comes somebody's jailhouse tear tattoo,
In spite of you, in spite of you…

"All those times, those times you hated,
When you're sick and underrated,
They come back when there's no wrong that you can do,
In spite of you, in spite of you…

"There's no, no use in cryin',
And I've seen a thousand lives end,
Hey, look, here comes that Jesus guy we knew,
In spite of you, in spite of you,
In spite of you, in spite of you."
The seemingly nonsensical title "Spiderview" is presumably a corruption of the repeated phrase, "In spite of you."

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