Song of the Day #4,362: ‘Quick Fix’ – V.V. Brown

Here’s a blast from the not-too-distant past — the opening track of V.V. Brown’s 2009 debut album, Travelling Like the Light. Brown is best known for that album’s breakout single ‘Shark in the Water,’ a song that still gets plenty of play in my family’s musical rotation.

While ‘Shark in the Water’ remains a staple, I haven’t revisited this album in about a decade, despite the glowing review I posted on this very site. Browsing through it now after this song popped up for today’s Random Weekend selection, I find it just as delightful as I did back then.

Brown waited several years before releasing another album, and then dropped Samson & Delilah, a concept album of experimental art music that sounds nothing like the bright pop of her debut. Two years later came Glitch, another collection of moody trip hop and electronica.

What a strange direction to take after such a radio-friendly first album. I wonder what prompted her to make the change. As far as my tastes go, give me Travelling Like the Light all day long.

Hey Honey, Honey
I’m not looking for a quick fix
Hey Baby, Baby
Don’t you know that I’m love sick
Hey Darlin’ Darlin’
Think it through
Baby Baby be quick

Need my inhaler cause I think I’m havin’ athsma attacks
Why won’t you save me? save me with your kisses like that
Hey darlin’ darlin’ won’t you come take this pain away?

Do you love me? (Do you love me?)
Do you need me? (Do you need me?)
You’d better get down on your knees and tell me that you want me
Oh baby, say that you’ll stay
Love me here forever

Hey sweetie sweetie
Do you think you can control this?
Hey papa papa
Thinks youre crazy ???
Hey sugar sugar
I can see that you’re ???

Do you love me? (Do you love me?)
Do you need me? (Do you need me?)
You’d better get down on your knees and tell me that you want me
Oh baby, say that you’ll stay
Love me here forever

I never knew I could find anybody like you
The way you walk, way you talk, way you glow in the room(?)
You wear a ???? and messy brown shoes
You like to make comic books and you love writin’ tunes
You’re six foot two and a nerd and I love ??
Oh why the fuss, hurry up and tell me you love me too

Do you love me? (Do you love me?)
Do you need me? (Do you need me?)
You’d better get down on your knees and tell me that you want me
Oh baby, say that you’ll stay
Love me here forever

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,362: ‘Quick Fix’ – V.V. Brown

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    So now I know why I am designated as “frequent commenter” rather than “constant commenter.” When I clicked on your review of Brown’s album from 10 years ago, there was no comment from me to be found, only one from my wife, which does not count in my stead! Well, that omission has been remedied, but I wonder how many other posts I have missed over the years? This is the kind of thing that could keep me up at night!😜

    • Clay says:

      In your defense, I believe you have never missed a comment on a Song of the Day post. That one wasn’t a SOTD, so your streak was intact even before you chimed in today.

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