Song of the Day #2,530: ‘In My Ear’ – Toad the Wet Sprocket

toad_wet_sprocket_fearMy second Random Weekend selection is more upbeat than yesterday’s, at least musically. This little blast from the 90s past comes courtesy of Toad the Wet Sprocket, my pick as the best of the 90s alternative bands that dominated that era.

The most depressing thing about today’s SOTD is when I Googled the lyrics, I found them on a site called ‘Oldie Lyrics.’ Have the songs of my late teens and early 20s officially become oldies?

Didn’t know they were a part of it
I can’t tell
It would seem there’s a lot that I don’t know

But here I am and I’m
Standing with the perfect view
I could not go far enough away from you
I’ve seen it all before
And know it’s only words

Hello
I can’t hear, it’s in my ear
Hello

Never meant half of the things I said to you
So you know
There’s a half that might be true

But here I am and I’m
Standing with the perfect view
I could not go far enough away from you
I’ve seen it all before
And know it’s only words

Hello
Have you heard a single word?
Hello?

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,530: ‘In My Ear’ – Toad the Wet Sprocket

  1. Dana says:

    Well, when you think about it, when we were listening to music in the 80’s, any song from the 60’s would have been considered an “oldie.” So, that’s about a twenty to twenty-five year spread-basically a generation. As such, yes, this song, and anything from the 90’s, is now an “oldie.”

    I guess we now know how our parents felt about the way we characterized their music. And once you go beyond 30 years, the music goes from an “oldie” to a “classic,” then a “standard,” then a “traditional.” So, while Beatles and Stones moved to “classic” status by the 90’s, the likes of Nirvana and Pearl Jam hold that title now on the “classic rock” stations.

  2. Peg says:

    And you can only imagine how I feel, I guess the 50’s would be considered ancient 😦

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