2006-10-04 - 10:35 p.m.
This was a good week for albums--the new Pernice Brothers record is swell, Beck's, Sean Lennon's and Robyn Hitchcock's albums officially came out yesterday (and a week after my cautiously positive opinion, I'm gonna make the bold claim that RH's new one is his best since Jewels for Sophia, and production- and performance-wise even better) and a host of other new-n-excitin' things were released...
But the song I can't get out of my head, and which I've been singing and listening to far too often this week is the Mills Brothers' "Glow Worm."
Why? Because it is a song about a grub who lights up, and it has the most unusually dense and stupid-but-smart lyrics I've heard in a fairly straight love song (i.e. it's not really a "novelty" song), and it is so very catchy, and the Mills Brothers are amazing.
Here are the lyrics (by Johnny Mercer):
Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer
Glow little glow-worm, fly of fire
Glow little glow-worm, glow and glimmer
Glow little glow-worm, turn the key on
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