Song of the Day #2,411: ‘Let’s Just Get Naked’ – Joan Osborne

relish_osborneThis blog often finds new ways to make me feel old.

I remember buying Joan Osborne’s debut album, Relish, when it came out and loving its slow-jam dirty folk music vibe. Songs such as ‘St. Theresa’ and ‘Pensacola’ are among my favorites of the 90s.

Then it pops up as a Random Weekend selection today and I realize that this album came out 20 years ago. 20 years!

Osborne has released seven more albums, none of which sniffed the success level of this one. About half of those records were covers albums, which is fine given her strong voice and appreciation of soul and blues classics, but it seems she never lived up to the promise of this debut.

I know what you’re hiding from me
You know what I’m hiding from you
I know that you hurt me real bad
You know that I hurt you bad, too

Let’s just get naked, just for a laugh
Let’s just get naked
It’s a trip and a half

Here comes that story again, all about that television show
Here comes my typical response
Won’t you tell me something I don’t know?
And I’m pissed off about being the cops and
you’re pissed off about being the maid
And how long ’til they shut off the phone or
’til the next time we get laid?

Let’s just get naked, just for a laugh
Let’s just get naked
It’s a trip and a half, trip and a half

We’ve been together so long
I hope it wasn’t just the drugs
What happened to the energy we had,
the morning glories and the rodeo hugs
And I know you like the back of my hand
with a stamp that says I paid to get in.
And yes I am your television show
And you’re the nicest place I’ve ever been

Let’s just get naked, just for a laugh
Let’s just get naked
It wouldn’t be so bad
Let’s just get naked, just for a laugh
Let’s just get naked
It’s a trip and a half, trip and a half
Let’s just get naked, just for a laugh

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,411: ‘Let’s Just Get Naked’ – Joan Osborne

  1. Dana says:

    Feeling old? Just wait until you are celebrating your 20th year of posting on this blog.😜

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