Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Second Chance

Willis and I often listen to Q101 when we're in the car anywhere from here to Chicago. Q101 is a Chicago alternative rock radio station. We generally like it quite a bit because it plays a good mix of new stuff with the old, 90s grunge rock that we miss so dearly from our teen years (we also enjoy Sherman and Tingle). For the past several months, they've been playing the song "Second Chance" by Shinedown, like, constantly. At first, I remember thinking, "This song is okay with it's driving beat and whatnot, I guess—not really, but it's passable enough that I won't change the station."

After hearing it over and over again (and honestly thinking that the guy was saying, "I just saw Halley's Comet shawaaay"), I just couldn't stand it anymore. I legitimately have to shut off the radio while that song is on now, and if I can't (like if I'm too concerned about driving or if I'm riding while Willi's driving), I emphasize (by singing it) the Halley's Comet line for anyone that may be with me in the car (that's usually Nora and sometimes Willis). The lyrics are just pathetic. Last night, after seeing on a TV commercial that "Second Chance" by Shinedown is apparently the number one hit of the summer, Willis and I finally remembered to go look up the lyrics. Here's a link to the lyrics (apparently, you can't copy and paste lyrics or something). If these lyrics aren't sounding familiar to you, here's a link to the video on YouTube.

Good freaking grief. Number one hit? Are you kidding me? "Tell my mother, tell my father, I've done the best I can."

Weak. Go tell 'em yourself. I doubt they're gonna agree if they've heard your number one hit.

1 comment:

  1. I loathe that song. That's the number one hit of the summer? Ugh, it's right up there with "Kiss me through the phone" and anything by Lady Gaga. It all makes me want to die.