There was also the music part. Firstly, i heard some brazillian song called [i will find this later], which I really liked casue it had this real strong beat that just went ba-bum, ba-bum, but had a sort of shuffle to it. I wanted to write a song with a strong beat as well, something some what similer to this one. Mine basicly goes bum baa dum-ba-dum. I went down with the computer lab and just started playing with the key board. I played a few different parts, then popped in a tape and just brought in and took out the different parts for a few minutes, and thats what your hear on the record. I like how if you lissen, you can hear me window-shading the windows on the computer in some parts. I was also kind of dissapointed by the music as well, it was far messier than I had planned but when I showed it to some people they thought it was some of the best music i had written and that i should do more of my work on the computer. Well, I didn't. take that advise, but I proceeded to record the lyrics onto the music.
I struck it lucky with the timing on this record, the music seemed to come in with the right lyrics, most notably when I say "mix it up" and the music mixes it up a bit, and when i start the ooooooh's, the music kind of drops out, that was pure luck that i had all that happoned like that. I was very very doubtful of this tune, and in fact al most didn't put it on the record, but everyone who i showed it too thought it was one of my best so i did, and it has turned out to be thr most popular song on the entire record.
My favorite part is the end, because I make so many references to Carolina. The "Ooooooh's" are kind of expected to be followed by "tampons" but they aren't, but it some ways i think that was an easy reference to miss. But i really liked when I say "I got a friend named carolina", and you completely expect me to say "she sticks tampons in her vagina", but i don't, and insted I say "she eats pancakes with aunt jemima," which i love because you think its gonna be dirty, but then its not dirty, but its funny because you are thinking about tampons whern i say it, so i make you think about a vagina with out even mentioning it. I think thats pretty cool. When i say "except for pizza and licorice and french fries," that was in reference to a conversation i had the night before, so none of you really get that.
Right before recording the lyrics, I only went over half of it, and by the end of the song, I'm just all "uhhh.... ummmm..." Its because of that I have a real hard time listening to this song, I can't stand it. But at the same time, I really feel its referances to Carolina really tie the whole album togeather and is one of the single strongest forces in making it a nice record, despite all the unlistenable crap.