Song of the Day #2,785: ‘Maureen’ – Fountains of Wayne

outofstateIt’s been five years since Fountains of Wayne’s last album release, Sky Full of Holes.

Quick visits to the band’s website, social media accounts and Wikipedia page reveal very little information about their current activities. They don’t appear to have split up but neither are they touring or recording. I hope they haven’t split up, because these guys are among the bets pop songwriters going.

I pick her up outside the station
She’s telling me about her spring vacation
She’s not leaving much to the imagination
She’s giving me way too much information

Maureen
You don’t know what you do to me
I know you won’t be true to me
The least that you can do for me
Is keep it to yourself
I’m so sorry I don’t mean to shout
It’s just that I can do without
The details of your days and nights and your thoughts and dreams
Maureen, Maureen, Maureen, Maureen, Maureen

Do you know what I mean
Do you know what I mean
Do you know what I mean

She calls me up at ten past midnight
Cause she and some guy just had some big fight
And I say “well maybe he’s just not all that bright”?
She tells me it’s not his brain that she likes

M-M-M-M-M-Maureen
You don’t know what you do to me
I know you won’t be true to me
The least that you can do for me
Is keep it to yourself
I’m so sorry I don’t mean to shout
But really I can do without
The details of your days and nights and your thoughts and dreams
Maureen, Maureen, Maureen, Maureen

I know you think I’m just a friend
But can we please just put an end
To all the graphic imagery that you insist on feeding me
I can’t accept I’m not the one
Who’s getting to have all the fun
Maybe that’s what friends are for
But I just can’t take it any more

M-M-M-M-M-Maureen
You don’t know what you do to me
I know you won’t be true to me
The least that you can do for me
Is keep it to yourself
I’m so sorry I don’t mean to shout
But really I can do without
The details of your days and nights and your thoughts and dreams
Can we keep it right
Can we keep it clean
Maureen, Maureen, Maureen, Maureen, Maureen

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,785: ‘Maureen’ – Fountains of Wayne

  1. Dana says:

    I’m not as familiar with this album as I am with “Welcome Interstate Managers,” but I agree that few can craft an intelligent pop song as well as a this band.

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