Song of the Day #3,354: ‘Not My Idea’ – Garbage

Ah, the summer of 1995. I was working as a production assistant at a video studio in Boca Raton and befriended a couple of hip employees who introduced me to Garbage’s debut album.

They were hard rock types, and this album was a little harder than I normally go for, but I fell for it entirely anyway. Credit goes to the sexy, Scottish Shirley Manson, with whom I remain smitten to this day.

The studio version of today’s Random SOTD is down below, but first here’s a live version to allow a better appreciation of Ms. Manson.

Having just watched the VMAs, where every act was so thoroughly lip-synced and stage managed, it’s refreshing to see an actual live performance.

[Verse 1]
I bit my tongue and stood in line
With not much to believe in
I bought into what I was sold
And ended up with nothing

[Chorus]
This is not my idea of a good time
This is not my idea of a good time
This is not my idea of a good time
This is not my idea

[Verse 2]
You thought that I would never see
What was meant for you was meant for me
I was distracted at the time
Forget about yours, now what about mine?

[Chorus]
This is not my idea of a good time
This is not my idea of a good time
This is not my idea of a good time
This is not my idea

[Verse 3]
You thought I was a little girl
You thought I was a little mouse
You thought you’d take me by surprise
Now I’m here burning down your house

[Chorus]
This is not my idea of a good time
This is not my idea of a good time
This is not my idea of a good time
This is not my idea

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,354: ‘Not My Idea’ – Garbage

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    This is not MY idea of a good time….

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