Song of the Day #1,689: ‘Domesticated Lovers’ – Josh Rouse

countrymousecityhouseHere’s a cute little ditty from Josh Rouse’s 2007 album Country Mouse, City House. That record marked the end of era for Rouse… it was the end of his acoustic folk pop sound. His next album, 2010′s El Turista, was performed half in Spanish and entirely in a world music style.

Basically, he transformed from Paul Simon of the 70s to Paul Simon of the 90s, but without the same excellent results.

I don’t mean to dismiss El Turista, but it’s not why I listen to Josh Rouse.

Rouse has a new album due out next month (release, like Ben Folds Five’s latest) through PledgeMusic. I pledged my $12 early and look forward to the release. I’m hoping it will be closer in style to Nashville, Subtitulo or Country Mouse, City House.

Domesticated lover
Domesticated lovers
Never know they’ll find
Domesticated lovers
Say there’ll be last time

Early in the morning
Till the late, late night
There’s no doubt
They lead a life apart

Domesticated lovers
Breaking each other’s hearts
Domesticated lovers

She don’t understand him
He can’t do nothing right
He’s all day sleeping
He sleeps until the night

She takes the car every morning
He don’t like to drive
She works hard, she brings the money home

Domesticated lovers
Throwing the dog all the bone
Domesticated lovers
Living a life all alone

They go out to a restaurant
They don’t talk
About the things that happened that day
Or the new hairdo she’s got

Can you tell me mama
Are we doing alright ?
Can you tell me mama
Will we make it through this fight?

From early in the morning
Till the late, late night
There’s no doubt
They lead a life apart

Domesticated lovers
Breaking each other’s hearts
Domesticated lovers
Breaking each other’s, another’s hearts


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One thought on “Song of the Day #1,689: ‘Domesticated Lovers’ – Josh Rouse

  1. Dana says:

    I always find his music pleasant, yet not quite interesting enough to make me seek out more.

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