Friday, November 05, 2004

Subjects for further review: "Stacy’s Mom" by Fountains of Wayne

Sure, it’s the best Cars single of the past 15 years, but that’s not the key to its greatness. It’s the sadness hidden inside: "Since your Dad walked out, your Mom could use a guy like me" isn’t smarmy nor snarky, it’s a heartfelt "I’m sorry" to Stacy, and it gets me every time.

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