There are certain songs that just resonate with you. Whether that song recreates a moment in time or is just one that you really like, these songs are the songs that helped create the person you are and were a constant companion in the journey called life.

Today we continue exploring those songs in my life and what they mean to me.   This is Those Certain Songs. Today’s tune, Chicken Bones.

The Song:

Title: Chicken Bones

Artist: John Grant

Album: Queen of Denmark

The Lyrics:

When I got out of my bed this morning
I noticed that it didn’t have a right side
And my head feels like it’s filled to the top
With pop and rocks and cyanide

There’s an earthquake coming and you think you know
Where it started, but it started very long ago
I need a mongoose baby, and some Calgon to take me up outta here

Some days just chicken bones
You’d better fuck off now, you’d better leave me alone
Cause I’m about to explode, just like a Wonder bread bomb
And I don’t care what I know, because I can’t be wrong
Some days just chicken bones
You’d better fuck off now, you’d better leave me alone
Cause I’m about to explode, just like a Wonder bread bomb
And I don’t care what I know, because I can’t be wrong

Yes I know why you need it, cause your car broke down
And you wanna take the next bus outta this town
But if anybody’s getting on the bus, dog, it’s gonna be me

I know I don’t need what you’ve got for me
Baby I do feel ready for me
You’d better watch out sugar, ’cause I’m about to get my old spice on

Some days just chicken bones
You’d better fuck off now, you’d better leave me alone
Cos I’m about to explode, just like a Wonder bread bomb
And I don’t care what I know, because I can’t be wrong
Some days just chicken bones
I’m all jacked up on DC at my place alone
And I don’t care what you think about my attitude
Because I can’t be bothered with the likes of you

Some days just chicken bones
You’d better fuck off now, you’d better leave me alone
Cos I’m about to explode, just like a Wonder bread bomb
And I don’t care what I know, because I can’t be wrong
Some days just chicken bones
I’m all jacked up on DC at my place alone
And I don’t care what you think about my attitude
Because I can’t be bothered with the likes of you

What it means to me:

Have you ever had one of those days where everything just got in the way?  One of those days where you literally wanted the world to step aside so you could just get on with life? That, in a nut shell, is what this song is about.

I discovered Chicken Bones via a coworker who had a keen sense to find the most interesting and obscure music anyone could find.  Using this talent, he managed to land a job as the music buyer for a medium chain of music stores we both worked for and man did his talents get used to their fullest.  He introduced me to this track via the music video above and, I knew that this artist was something special.  Through Grant’s nonsensical lyrics, he managed to capture exactly how I felt on those days I just didn’t give a shit.

It is a strange and wonderful song that really nails that ‘get out of my way’ feeling and just makes me smile every time I hear it. I mean, how many artists can sing ‘you better watch out sugar, ’cause I’m about to get my old spice on’ and it actually make sense.  I mean, while it doesn’t really mean anything, it holds such vast intent that there is no way you can mistake Grant’s intentions.  From the moment my buddy introduced this tune to me every time one of us posts ‘Someday’s Just Chicken Bones’, we both know what it means.  It’s almost a secret code saying, you might want to stay outta my way today.

Oh and that friend of mine who knows his music?  Check out his rather awesome playlists here!

Late to the Game 3/28/2020


Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed  Those Certain Songs.  If you would like to read more about music you can find my Music Reviews Here.

Additionally, I have a weekly series called Key Movies Of My Life that comes out every Thursday and also check out some retro tv goodness with the ongoing series Retro TV Reviews. 

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