Song of the Day #2,753: ‘6’1″‘ – Liz Phair

liz_phair_exile_guyvilleThe Random iTunes Fairy seems eerily prescient lately.

Last week she served up a song from the Grease soundtrack the very day Fox aired its live performance of Grease. And this week, in the middle of my Pazz & Jop rundown, the Saturday selection is the opening track of Liz Phair’s 1993 album Exile in Guyville, which topped that year’s poll.

Exile in Guyville is a great, raunchy, scrappy album that rattled the emerging alternative music scene with its frankness, especially coming from a woman. Phair’s career was pretty much downhill from here but it was an electrifying debut.

[Verse]
I bet you fall in bed too easily
With the beautiful girls who are shyly brave
And you sell yourself as a man to save
But all the money in the world is not enough

I bet you’ve long since passed understanding
What it takes to be satisfied
You’re like a vine that keeps climbing higher
But all the money in the world is not enough
And all the bridges blown away keep floating up

[Pre-Chorus]
It’s cold
And rough

[Chorus]
And I kept standing six-feet-one
Instead of five-feet-two
And I loved my life
And I hated you

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,753: ‘6’1″‘ – Liz Phair

  1. Dana says:

    Eh, this doesn’t do that much for me tbh. sound like Patti Smith and Joan Jett had a baby named Liz who wrote this song, though I know that is biologically impossible.

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