Song of the Day #5,164: ‘Beach House’ – Carly Rae Jepsen

I’m a huge fan of Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2015 album Emotion, as sparkling and clever a pop collection as you’ll find on this side of the 21st century.

Her follow-up, 2019’s Dedicated, somehow flew right past my radar. I recall opening track ‘Julien,’ but I don’t think I ever heard the whole thing through. It suffered a similar fate as Emotion, receiving widespread critical acclaim but very few sales. Is there no room these days for Jepsen’s brand of danceable pop?

I guess we’ll find out in October, when Jepsen’s newest release is due to drop. The Loneliest Time is her sixth full-length studio album, and her fourth since 2012’s Kiss reached platinum status thanks to viral hit ‘Call Me Maybe.’ Can this album produce another breakthrough like that one?

Maybe second single ‘Beach House’ will do the trick. Supremely catchy and lyrically clever, this is the sort of winking pop song that could find a life on TikTok. Surely a joke about your date harvesting your organs is worthy of repeat listens.

[Verse 1]
Boy number one made a picnic for two
Saw he was nervous, I thought it was cute
Until I found out that his mom made the food
It was good though
Boy number two had a beautiful face
I highly agreed to go back to his place
His wife really had some impeccable taste
She was sweet though

[Pre-Chorus]
I’ve been on this ride
This rollercoaster’s a carousel
And I’m getting nowhere

[Chorus]
Boys around the world, I want to believe that
When you chase a girl, it’s not just huntin’ season
“I can see the future,” say it like you mean it
“I’ve got a beach house in Malibu
And I’m probably gonna hurt your feelings”
“I’m probably gonna hurt your feelings”
“I’m probably gonna hurt you”

[Verse 2]
Boy number twelve had a look in his eyes
Brought up his ex and he started to cry
Told me he loved me the very first night
Oh, no
Who knows what I’m in for with
Boy number I-can’t-keep-count-anymore?

[Pre-Chorus]
I’ve been on this ride
This rollercoaster’s a carousel
And I’m getting nowhere

[Chorus]
Boys around the world, I want to believe that
When you chase a girl, it’s not just huntin’ season
“I can see the future,” say it like you mean it
“I’ve got a beach house in Malibu
And I’m probably gonna hurt your feelings”
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[Bridge]
I’m probably gonna hurt you
Got a weekend in paradise
And I’m probably gonna never call you
I’m probably gonna hurt you
I got big plans to take care of you
I just need to borrow ten thousand dollars
I’m probably gonna hurt you
I got a lake house in Canada
And I’m probably gonna harvest your organs
I’m probably gonna hurt you
I’ve got a beach house in Malibu
And I’m probably gonna hurt your feelings

[Chorus]
Boys around the world, I want to believe that
When you chase a girl, it’s not just huntin’ season
“I can see the future,” say it like you mean it
“I’ve got a beach house in Malibu
And I’m probably gonna hurt your feelings”

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #5,164: ‘Beach House’ – Carly Rae Jepsen

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    We,, if this song hits the top 10, I suspect it will be the only one with a reference to harvesting organs to do so.😝

  2. Maddie says:

    Excited for this album and I’ve been loving the singles coming out so far 🙂

    It’s always nice to have new Carly Rae on the horizon!!

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