A weak song
Plodding to the point that you want to give it a cup of coffee this sounds like someone doing an impression of John Linnell. Should have been cut from the album. (Mr Tuck)
It's a good song.
It's a good song. Not great, but good. I think it gets too much hate. It's nothing but a country song about a date. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DrNOOOOOOOO (talk • contribs) 05:00, April 6, 2019
Meet in the middle?
I don't often agree with Mr Tuck, but this time I'll concede that this song is plodding. It's going for a weepy country vibe, but doesn't have the character or charm of the best stuff by guys like Hank Williams. Linnell is decidedly going through the motions with his vocals here, using his classic detached drone to describe a relationship on the fritz. The way the woman is tuning the man out just enough to make it very clear he's no longer important to her, but she can still respond to the man's questions, is a potentially humorous idea, but Linnell doesn't allow even a bit of humor or emotion into his voice for this scene. Many TMBG albums have their share of lesser tracks, like most groups, and this definitely qualifies as a weaker John Henry song. Nevertheless, I don't think this is a weak song in general--they've certainly sent out worse material before and since on all their different release platforms. In any case, we're all entitled to our opinions, and I just find this a middle-of-the-road TMBG ditty. --MisterMe (talk) 14:31, 22 May 2020 (EDT)
- In my opinion, this is a song that would be weak if it wasn't written by TMBG, but knowing that TMBG commonly writes about surreal and seemingly insignificant subjects, it gets plus points. It has a catchy tune, either way. --ColorOfInfinity (talk) 18:09, 22 May 2020 (EDT)
There's no accounting for taste, but this is one of my favorite songs; at least lyrically. The lyrics are meaningful without saying much and it keeps me uncomfortable and interested. Maybe the "chorus" (if you can call it that) is a little boring, but the song does its job. - priorwalter