Song of the Day #1,168: ‘She Says’ – Frank Sinatra

The most important song on Frank Sinatra’s Watertown, plot-wise, is the worst musically.

The penultimate track, ‘She Says,’ uses an Ennio Morricone-esque call and answer technique and a creepy kids chorus to dramatize the wife’s decision to return home to her husband and children.

It’s dramatic, sure, but also more than a little silly. Even the bridge, the song’s most effective moment musically, blows it with the cliched lyric “the price is high, high as the sky.”

Can the same pair responsible for the rest of this gorgeous, subtle album possibly be behind this song? (The answer is yes.)

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