So many emotions that music can evoke, and being pissed off isn't one that I normally enjoy.
Cherry: I know Murr likes this girl, but I remember judging a couple songs by her before, and I didn't like any of them. This one is slow and her singing is clear and easy to understand, so I don't have to look up the lyrics. Um...it's okay. She sounds kinda nice, I do like how straightforward the song is in its simplicity, but it's not really, anything amazing either. Btw...this chick is famous, yes? So...she probably has a million dollars, and she seems to be mocking people who have "a spare half a million" in this song...so...irony?Bro, your concept of what moderately-popular musicians make is WAY off.
Murr: "Its got a lovely garden / A garage for two cars to park in / Or a lot of room for storage, if you've just got one..." I imagine a little sneer as the real estate agent says, "if you've just got one". I love how languid and soothing this is, while being so cheeky. "If you've got a spare half a million, you could knock it down and start rebuilding". Like, if someone was only listening to this passively, and they were kind of an idiot, you could imagine someone listening to this and thinking she's just imagining a life with her dream house, or some little bit of middling Americana (Australianicana?). I'm surprised no one sent "Pedestrian at Best", with the very overt, "gimme all your money and I'll make some origami, honey" - alas, Cherry would probably hate that song. Anyway, this is great.
Cherry: This is an optimistic song title. I like this song a lot...it's just really like...fitting and relate-able for when you care but like...at the same time are too apathetic to do anything about it. "I'd love to change the world, but I don't know what to do...so I leave it up to you." I like the different vocal styles in this song too, how his voice gets like...I don't know how to describe it, but kind of like a cool, hollow sound. The instruments are great. I think this is what Murr likes to call cock rock, so that probably means he won't like this, but whatever, I do. Great choice.
Murr: I love how, while possibly a protest song, this is so cynical while also being hopeful. So much of the song is more or less just him reciting trite slogans and condemnations, from both the right and the left, with an open ended, "I'd love to change the world, but I don't know what to do - so, I'll leave it up to you". As though it's more a message about the saturation of slogans, the saturation of media polarization, and the conclusion just being that it's all meaningless... but still with a desire for positive change despite feeling trapped and helpless by that meaningless saturation. Also, I love how the chorus takes a few steps back, all soft and reverby, then the rest of the song rocks out. Kind of makes the chorus that much more poignant... and the screaming part at the end is just fantastic.
Cherry: Foxes are adorable, how dare you go killing them, Courtney, you bitch. Lolz Australia is so *beep* weird, just the idea of KANGAROOS BEING ROADKILL, LIKE SERS, WTF. I like this one better than the other one by her actually. It has that mix of like...upbeat music, but with bleak lyrics, which is usually kind of a cool test for whether a person listens to a song, or just kinda goes THIS IS MY JAM and dances to the musically oblivious to a single lyric of the song itself. Anyway, I will grudgingly admit that I liked this, haha.
Murr: More Courtney. <3 I think this was the first song of hers that I heard, too. I love how it starts off just rambling about her girlfriend insisting they buy organic vegetables, then sort of this tangent. To be fair, I assume Courtney Barnett does opt for organic vegetables, and I know she's vegetarian - but I love how she also kind of mocks the "mindfulness" of it. I feel like she's my kindred spirit for that alone. heh. The Jackson Pollock reference is great in context, too. Also, it's true - more people do die on the road than from sharks. You're also 42 times (adjusted for respective populations) more likely to be attacked by a human than by a dog of any breed, btw - and in America, you're statistically more likely to be killed by a toddler than by a terrorist (I figured those sound relevant, right?). tbf, some places do have salad sandwiches (effectively). Anyway, another great song. This round is solid so far!
Cherry:WOW THIS SONG TITLE LOOKS FAMILIAR, WHERE HAVE I HEARD IT BEFORE? I should dock points for this BLATANT kissing of Murr's ass. But I won't, because like...when someone sends his precious little "easter eggs" that means we don't have to hear him pouting about how no one sent them <3. He will inevitably find something else to pout about but still! Oh, the song is starting and I just realized this is the Pink Floyd guy. I don't know how I feel about this. I think I like it...but I don't know, some parts seem a bit slow I guess, but the song as a whole is pretty cool. I like it more as it goes on, too. ALSO, I AM IN THE BEST MOOD RIGHT NOW, OBVIOUSLY. I JUDGED THE FIRST THREE SONGS DURING HALFTIME, BUT NOW MY TEAM WON, SO, BEST DAY EVER.
Murr: Like young teenagers do, I went through a Pink Floyd phase. Tons of their songs would've worked for this theme - I was kinda hoping "Not Now, John" would be sent. But THIS song... this song is special to me. I must've listened to this on repeat for a week straight when I first heard it. Even at 14, I saw some weird truth in this and it probably helped shape my political/social/commercial views more than a song should. I love how eventually it sounds so epic and almost celebratory - irony in the musical arrangement itself. "No thoughts to think, no tears to cry..." I love the sense of desperation... "doctor, doctor - what is wrong with me?" Not to mention the subtle reference to Floyd's first (and best) album, Piper At the Gates of Dawn. Oh, here it comes... "We watched the tragedy unfold; we did as we were told, we bought and sold - it was the greatest show on Earth, but then it was over..." There's such an urgency to this. Kind of sad that now Waters is charging $300+ for tickets. Everyone becomes a hypocrite when they're old - well, not everyone... there are a rare, special few who don't. Now the end, when it gets all dreamy and you hear those heartbreaking interviews... This song was released 25 years ago, and truer today than it was then (though still very true back then). Kind of sad. Still, a beautiful song - yes, it fits the theme perfectly (hell, the theme was named after it), but there's also a softness and compassion to it that illuminates it all. Beautiful.
Cherry: Old school. This guy seems Dylanesque. This song seems timeless...I mean...the eve of destruction totally seems applicable to the world right now. T.ears. Listening to this for a second time.
Murr: AMG, it's San Francisco! OK, well it was... Classic song, of course - definitely political... not sure it's *quite* political in the way this theme asks for, but there are enough elements to make it count. The last verse in particular goes through some little social norms turned mindf-isms as though they're this barrier, which was basically the intent of this theme, more than protest. Anyway, yeah. Classic song, solid pick.
Cherry: What if there actually was a President named Gas? Do you think anyone has that name? Anyway, I've heard this song before, I like it. It mentions Nixon, but it's really more about Kent State than it is actually about Nixon though. But it's obviously a political song, so close enough.
Murr: So, the inspiration for this theme was actually the Psychedelic Furs' "President Gas", but considering its '80sness, you guys may have been smart to not send it. heh. Classic song - controversial song for the putting it on Nixon. Not one of my favorites, by any means, but it's definitely good. The guitar sound here - kind of that mix of overdrive and fuzz, so it's not really like either but has elements of both - is beautiful.
Cherry: I haven't heard this yet, I don't really listen to much new Death Cab, I'm one of those terrible people who are all "Oh, I liked this band 10 years ago, they have gone downhill since" but some of their newer songs are good, I just don't really listen to them much. Ben Gibbard always has a great voice though. And this rings true, a rich daddy will get you so many places in life. Not that I know from personal experience obviously, but that's probably a good thing.
Murr: Cherry got really excited when she saw this. She's a much bigger Death Cab fan than I am... they're alright. Some good songs here and there. Nothing I really hate, but mostly forgettable to me. This definitely falls into the mostly forgettable category. Kind of impressive a major artist already got around to writing a song very directly about Trump, though. Hm, we might need to do a call-out song theme. Anyway, it's alright.
Cherry: Murr hates these kinds of bands, kids! He will yell at you for sending this! Um...idk, this was a song. Nothing about it stood out to me, but I didn't hate it either. Just kind of there.
Murr: I hate this era of rock music. Truly. That was Eric's demise, bro. It kind of pains me that YOU sent this, too. Hopefully Cherry likes it a lot. Actually, it's not awful - Incubus had a little something more going on for them than Linkin Park or whatever crap. Something a little more '90s alternative, hacky-sack crunchies combined with Tool or something. There is something engaging about this, even if I'm not crazy about it. Actually, I like the "you're no Jesus / you're no Elvis" part. Overall... actually not awful, but pretty meh.
Cherry: Sometimes I feel like my brain is upside down too. I only know a handful of Ramones songs, and this isn't one of them. I'm not in the mood for judging these types of songs at the moment, but there are only a couple left, so I can plow through it, obviously. I don't know. This is okay. This theme isn't my cup of tea and none of the artists I like who have songs that fit were submitted.
Murr: Easily the best song of this theme. Funny how this round has one great theme and one mediocre one. You guys are weird. In a rare twist in events, I'm not even sure what he's singing half the time in this, but I kind of like that... "Shouldn't wish you happiness, wish her the very best fifty thousand dollar dress" - funny, this easily could've worked for either theme. Well played there! I've never been that crazy about the Ramones, but I suddenly want to listen to them. Great pick.
Cherry: This band is usually pretty good when I hear them. Wait wtf, is this song only like 30 seconds? Haha. THIS WAS LITERALLY SHORT AND SWEET. NICE CHOICE.
Murr: Lolz. I like the Violent Femmes, but this definitely isn't one of my favorites. "Old mother Reagan went to heaven, but at the pearly gates she was stopped". Nice. I like the irreverence, makes me lol a bit. But far from my favorite of the round.
How would my submission of The Gun Song from the BRC of Assassins have gone down in Amused to Death? https://youtu.be/jo-Wdyxk_68?t=52s
Murr: One of the better songs on the album, definitely. I feel bad for whoever sent Two-Headed Boy, though... Also, no one sent "King of Carrot Flowers Pt 1", which I'M PRETTY SURE EVERY TIME CHERRY DOES THIS THEME, WHICH IS IN EVERY GAME, I COMMENT THAT IT'S MY FAVORITE SONG ON THE ALBUM. Like, you know Cherry is gonna give all of these a great score, so you all should've kept me in mind. ME ME ME ME!!! Anyway! Anyway, some lines here and there are pretty... about Anna's ghost and whatnot. Kinda works how they just have the acoustic guitar so pumped up that it's clipping/kinda distorted. Etc, etc, etc... It's good.
Cher: We start off the round with a song that is literally one of my favorite songs in the entire world. I admit I have judged this one before several times, I kinda make it known that I love it and then people send it to me for various themes, but who cares, I will never complain about having to listen to this. Like...most of the time when I listen to this song and it ends, I press replay and listen to it like, 3 more times. Like...this is one of those rare songs where like, I CAN FEEL IT WHEN I LISTEN TO IT. I donât know, if I was Murr Iâd be better with words and have some DRIVING THROUGH NOWHERE or HOME WITH MY DOG, HIGH AS A KITE story, but I donât. Although I do have several stories about this song involving ROB NATION that I can share. One, once I was on a skype call with him and Javi and for whatever reason he decided to rap thing song. The other time was when he was visiting me and we were driving to Chicago and he made this playlist that was literally all THE BLOODHOUND GANG AND DIE ANTWOORD, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT MAN, but he threw this song on there for me <3 Anywayyy, this song is love and loss and death and all that, but without being super cheesy, AND THE MUSIC. HORNS AND *beep* AWESOME. Plus, Murr even likes this one, so great job there. Canât believe how strange it is to be anything at all.
Murr: Oh, I actually completely forgot about this song, tbh... But it's actually one of the best songs on the album. "With cocoa leaves along the border, sweetness sings from every corner..." Lovely line. "Proves that she must still exist, she moves herself about her fist..." Another great one. I also love how the lo-fi noise her actually works and adds to the song - kind of wooshing sound/feeling. His voice is also more tolerable than normal here. Best of the theme!
Cher: Iâm really excited you picked this one. Iâve had a couple different themes in my games where people had to/had the option of sending different Neutral Milk Hotel songs, and no one has ever sent this one, so judging it for the first time, yay! I sent it in a game once for a song 2 minutes and under theme though. Anyway, this song is epic just for the SEMEN STAINS THE MOUNTAIN TOPS line, but seriously even if you look past that lulztastic lyric, itâs still an amazing song. âAnd wanting something warm and moving, bends towards herself the soothing, proves that she must still exist, she moves herself about her fistâ like...thatâs just kinda beautiful. Great choice.
Murr: More clipping, but done intentionally/kinda works. I love some of the lyrics here - no less because when I was 13 and first read her "Diary", I had a huge crush on Anne Frank (I was weird, I guess). Good enough song, but not mindblowing. Sorry, Cherry.
Cher: I really wish you had picked Oh Comely or King of Carrot Flowers instead of this one. I do like this song, but I donât know...I guess like, I like it, but donât love it. And for some reason I donât understand, this is the most popular song with people who are not massive fans of this band. I DONâT GET IT. Everyone always sends this song, haha. Anyway...it is good. Itâs about Anne Frank, and I do love how like...Jeff Mangum just has this like, intense adoration for her that he like...writes her love songs, 50 years after her death. Like...thatâs just really cool to think about, albeit slightly disturbing. Also, it sounds like something Murr would do. Speaking of Murr, this song also has major chaotic noise, so I am sure he loves it for that reason alone.
Murr: This song gets sent every time Cherry does this theme, and I always comment that I'm really not crazy about it. So-so songwriting, and nothing all that chaotic to make it more interesting. Also, the melody kind of bugs me for some reason. It's not awful, it's not like you sent Linkin Park or something. But I've never been crazy about this song, and listening to it in every one of Cherry's games hasn't helped.
Cher: People have submitted this one a couple times before, too. Itâs also one of my favorites. Like okay...one of the things I like most about this album is how like...the songs on it are up for so many different interpretations, like they seem to be about multiple things at once, and they are like...things that donât even necessarily seem to go together. Like this song, itâs called two headed boy and it always just gives me this image of this boy who is like...essentially for lack of better words, a âcircus freakâ but then it dives into his life aside from it, itâs like...weaving in and out between this boy and like...love and sex. Like...literally, this whole verse:
âTwo headed boy
With pulleys and weights
Creating a radio played just for two
In the parlor with a moon across her face
And through the music he sweetly displays
Silver speakers that sparkle all day
Made for his lover who's floating and choking with her hands across her face
And in the dark we will take off our clothes
And they'll be placing fingers through the notches in your spineâ
Maybe itâs just my interpretation, but yeah, itâs just weird and haunting and beautiful at the same time.
Murr: I do love "Letting Off the Happiness..." but this is far from one of the best songs on it. "If Winter Ends", "Touch"... so many great songs. Oooo, "Tereza and Tomas" - legit one of my favorite Bright Eyes songs ever, and I was hoping it would get sent. "Saturday As Usual", "False Advertising", <3 "Lila", "Sunrise, Sunset" <3... Meh, this is good, though. And definitely a weird pick, which would suggest you actually listened to some songs. "And this TV's old, the color's *beep* do you see the difference in the shades? / But the green is still close to green, my love / And I believe we are the same". Love that line. Good pick.
Cher: I havenât listened to this song that much, so itâs kind of a fun choice for that reason. It has that classic Conor sound...I love how he just kind of goes back and forth between singing and yelling. Anyway...difference in shades, itâs just like...things get old and fade, the color isnât the same anymore, but you can still tell the color it was/supposed to be. This song is cool, it kind of has a ghostly thing to it âAnd the outline of the one you loved in a life that was, that no longer be stands above you as you sleep.â Love it.
Murr: Love the *beep* out of this song. Not just pre-2002, but one of my favorite Bright Eyes songs ever. I love how, though it's so depressive, there's are these little glimpses of remembering/imagining something beautiful... that "something vague". "There's a dream in my brain that just won't go away... And I'm standing on a bridge, in the town where I lived, as a kid, with my mom and my brothers..." Then the whole bridge part, which is lovely. "And I hang like a star, fckin' glow in the dark..." <3 <3 <3 So good. Soooo good! "But now, I'm confused - is this death really you? And do these dreams have any meaning? No no no - I think it's more like a ghost that's been following us both; something vague that we're not seeing...". YES! I love how this addresses this idea of memory, kind of exalting and questioning those memories. Amazing song.
Cher: You are dominating this round, bro. Murr and I both love this song, itâs actually one of the ones we discussed when I was posting the themes, so itâs awesome that someone sent it. My favorite Bright Eyes album is âIâm Wide Awake, Itâs Morningâ which makes it funny that I banned it for the round, but I really wanted a chance to judge some other songs. This album, âFevers and Mirrorsâ might be my second favorite. Anyway...I want to quote my favorite part like I often do, except...my favorite part is literally the second half of the song lolz. Whatever, the lyrics are beautiful, so I will post them anyway:
âThere's a dream in my brain that just won't go away.
It's been stuck there since it came a few nights ago
And I'm standing on a bridge in the town where I lived
As a kid with my mom and my brothers.
And then the bridge disappears and I'm standing on air
With nothing holding me.
And I hang like a star, *beep* glow in the dark,
For all those starving eyes to see,
Like the ones we've wished on.
But now I'm confused. Is this death really you?
And do these dreams have any meaning?
No. No, I think it's more like a ghost that's been following us both.
Something vague that we're not seeing,
Something more like a feeling.â <3 love so much.
Murr: Also a great song. One of Conor's more refined for the era... like, yes, it's Conor - but as much of a mess as he could be, someone else could've easily written/recorded this song. The sand metaphor is lovely... how they're all sand, on a beach. Deep, man. And it even has a sort rocking out moment, which is always good. And one of Conor's most brilliant moments... "this isn't happening, happening, happening... IT IS!!!" I'm guessing this was Conor's attempt to write a Cursive song. heh. Really, I love this. I can't give it as high a score as "Something Vague", but still very high!
Cher: Another Fevers and Mirrors song. Itâs actually weird, I never noticed before but there are some similarities to this song and Four Winds, this one about a statue of the girl at the center of the world, and then in Four Winds it mentions a mural of a girl standing at the edge of the world, just kind of similar imagery, which is cool. Thatâs kind of where the similarities end though, this song is really bleak, CONORâS TEEN ANGST period lolz, but itâs still a good song. âWe are far less than we knewâ <3
Murr: I think part of the intent of this theme was to stop people from choosing the "obvious" picks... and you found the one obvious pick from the era. Lolz. It's a good enough song, but... meh. Lyrically, this is kind of cliche - when people think "emo", this is more or less what they think of. When people who don't listen to Conor think of him, this is probably what they imagine all of his lyrics being like... "emo", kind of whiny, fatalistic, very little actual depth. He dabbled in this semi-electronic songs since "A Collection of Songs..." - I whined to Cherry that "Digital Ash In a Digital Urn" wasn't available for this theme, when he really perfected it. "But lyffs naw stryuhbook..." Meh. It's alright. You had to know that since Cherry and I are both longtime Bright Eyes fans that going for the big hit (relatively) probably wouldn't pay off, though.
Cher: Iâm kind of surprised that none of you sent âLetâs Not *beep* Ourselvesâ since it was eligible for this theme, and Murr mentioned it last round and how he was disappointed no one sent it. That would have been an easy way to get a perfect score! Anyway, of all the songs eligible for this theme, I am pretty sure this is hands down the most popular/well known one, but I doubt you knew that lol. I love the opening music for this song a lot, actually the music throughout the whole thing is good, and kind of different from most of their songs, which may be why you picked it. I am surprised you sent this though, just because it doesnât seem like a very Neil-like song lol, canât picture you getting super drunk, looking for drugs, and then having meaningless anonymous sex. OR MAYBE THERE IS A DARK SIDE OF THE BULL WE DONâT KNOW ABOUT. Anyway, this song is classic, and itâs perfect sometimes for when youâre just in a certain sort of mood. âSome sad singers, they just play tragicâ and âI need some meaning I can memorize, the kind I have always seems to slip my mindâ <3
Murr: Funny enough, I've heard a few interpretations of this song over the years. One of them (Cherry sent along your explanations, btw) is what Lennon himself said, being about prostitutes. I've also heard it's about abortion, a girl going to Ryde to get an illegal abortion during a time when abortions were illegal in the UK (I think they only legalized them in the '60s) - that the song is about a girl leaving her abusive boyfriend ("she oughta think twice, she oughta do right by me" can sound kind of threatening, no? And living with him is bringing her down) and getting the embryo/fetus aborted. Regardless, I have no clue about the historicity of any of that/if Ryde was really an abortion hotbed. The prostitute explanation seems equally probable. Both would be very different than a girl just leaving, though - and with so many interpretations, one is bound to be a misinterpretation. ANYWAY... one of my favorite earlier Beatles songs, and probably in my top 10 (at least 15) Beatles songs of all time. Would've preferred the studio version, but maybe that's not on Youtube. Great pick.
Cher: Hahaha I definitely did not know what this was about. I mean I did kind of assume it was about sex, but I just kind of assumed it was normal sex, picking up chicks or whatever. No idea it was about finding clean prostitutes, that...kinda makes me like it more, hahaha. Lolz at you informing us that ride is a British slang word for sex...I THINK MOST PEOPLE CAN FIGURE OUT THAT MUCH, PETE
Murr: YES! My favorite version of this song/Melanie's voice is incredible and haunting and beautiful. Funny enough, no one interprets this song at face value, so saying it's "misinterpreted" is a vague distinction. Most people assume it's about drugs, probably perpetuated by the movie Dangerous Minds (where she talks about it being street code for drugs... lolz). I think Dylan himself has cited Arthur Rimbaud (perhaps my favorite poet, and one of Bob's favorites, too) as an influence for this, and there are a number of Rimbaud theories out there - even some lines here and there that mirror Rimbaud's description of a "Sleepwalker" - this idea of someone who's mind exists outside of society, by only "kindness and charity" (i.e. purity), who doesn't participate in society (doesn't work, etc...) but whose very existence, living life in a dream-like state untarnished by commerce or politics or social norms, can change the world. Which is interesting, as this marked a change from Dylan's protest song era - a very conscious change. What I think this song is, based on that, is just freedom... sorrow and happiness and love and hate all in one state of being - a state of perpetual creation and existence outside of every fake construct... or at least a longing for that - "in the jingle jangle morning, I'll come following". Which is just beautiful... this very abstract state of existence - not just a feeling, but a state of being, and searching for that - ready for it. Ready to go anywhere (also mirrors Rimbaud's most famous sleepwalker verse). "Take me, disappearing, down the smoke rings of my mind, through the foggy winds of time, down past the frightened leaves and the lifeless frozen trees / Way down to the windy beach, far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow / I want to dance beneath a diamond sky with on hand waving free... with all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves..." Amazing. Truly amazing. And nobody knows where she's going to...
Cher: Iâm kind of surprised you opted for a cover song for this theme, but you explained to me that you like her and you have talked about her with Murr and he likes her as well, so I guess that makes sense. You were the only one who didnât include an explanation with your song, but I have heard various theories about this. Is it about drugs? Is it something else, honestly, I donât even know. Itâs more like a mystery than anything else, haha. Regardless of drugs or not, it does have really cool, surreal dreamy imagery, and her voice suits the song really well, itâs kind of hypnotizing. Which just makes me think more of the song being about drugs, but who knows haha.
Murr: Ha! Read the description - really didn't know that. That's kind of funny. I've never been big on Clapton, but my aunt loves him, so I've sometimes tried, but I just can't. Not a bad song at all. Ha, looked up the lyrics... it literally ends with him being so drunk (or whatever else he was on...) he can't get himself to bed, and he bids her goodnight. Wow. Lolz, nice. Not crazy about the song, but this reveal is making me chuckle. And it's an alright song.
Cher: I actually did just think this was a straightforward love song, and I have always liked it, even though it did seem kind of cheesy. Iâm fascinated hearing what itâs actually about, and now I am listening to it for the first time knowing the actual meaning. Itâs really bittersweet, and the music actually fits the real meaning behind the song well. I do love how his songs are just such pure, simple seeming lyrics, but the guitar always just adds a layer of emotion to them.
Lolz. It's not about his "dinky". It really is about what it sounds like it's about: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1925/in-the-counting-crows-song-is-mr-jones-the-singers-penis Kind of just this cluster of thoughts and dreams and things you wish you could do - and moments of inspiration and trust in yourself vs. moments of feeling helpless and insecure, and the potential hollowness of that ("when everybody loves me, I will never be lonely"). That said, if people misinterpret it to be about his dick, I guess that's a misinterpretation. "And we all want something beautiful - man, I wish I was beautiful". Who is Maria, btw? Cherry, do you know? He mentions her a fair amount. "'Cause I wanna be someone who believes..." I love that line. I feel like rock music of the era so generally so much the opposite, and this declaration of wanting to believe in something - it made this song feel so different and special for its time. I love the bit about the gray guitar, too - this depressive "gray is my favorite color", and that insecurity then turned into something of power. Great song - not about his dick, though.
Cher: Lolz so you sent me this song, with that explanation, and my reaction was kind of WTF because I love this song and have listened to it a zillion times and it being about his penis never occurred to me. Mr. Jones being an imaginary friend I could see, but his penis, like lolz wtf. Anyway, so I mentioned to Murr as I was sending the songs, and he did some research, and like...this is NOT in fact about Adam Duritzâs penis. However, apparently itâs like...a common theory that the song is about his penis, and he disputed said theory in an interview. So...your song still fits, just not for the reason you thought, haha. Actuality, this song is about his buddy Jones. Anyway, I like this song a lot, and the whole album that itâs on is great, as well as their lesser known but completely fantastic non-album song that shares the album title. âBelieve in me, help me believe in anything, because I want to be someone who believesâ <3