How is an iTunes library like a sofa?
You never know exactly what you’ll find in them.
I discovered it last week while scrolling through my music library for something I haven’t already overplayed—and there it was right at the top of the alphabetical list. I’m not sure how it got in there—maybe from my old housemate, Christopher.
I can’t be sure, but I do know that it’s now my have-to-listen-on-repeat song of the moment. It’s about biking on a shoulder-less road and praying for survival—an experience to which many a cyclist can relate.
I love the song for its cycling story, its clever rhymes, and its twangy, cracking vocals.
I also kind of like that the word “mother f-ing” is screamed in it. Screaming along is pretty cathartic. Some other lines I like to scream along to are:
- “No, I don’t mean [a shoulder] to cry on—just one that I might not die on.”
- “My day-glow vest is my only protection.”
- “Well, I’m not trying to toot my own horn, ‘cause, well, I ain’t got one.”
It’s also cool that Roland is a feminist and queer-positive activist, an ardent cyclist, and a fellow Midwesterner.
Better quit reading and go have a listen!