What A Wicked Game To Play. Oh, Hang On.

Before reading any further, go listen to the song below without looking at the picture. Or reading the text. Or looking at the name of the artist when clicking on the “Play” button.

Okay, I know. That’s probably bloody hard to do. But you’re missing my point here. As you listen to this song, you’ll think, “That’s kind of familiar”. And then, 1 minute and and 20 seconds in, you’ll go, “Ah! Wicked Game! Hang on, is he still around?”

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Yes folks, Chris Isaak is not only still around, but has recently released “Mr. Lucky”. Now, having never listened to a Chris Isaak album before, for some reason, this album struck me as exactly how a Chris Isaak album would sound like, in my head. Which, at the best of times, is a weird, weird place to be.

So, from “Mr. Lucky”, I give you “We Let Her Down”. A song about a woman who…oh, you know what’s going to happen.

Is it a good song? Well, I guarantee you’ll tap your foot, you’ll hum along, and you’ll try to sing the high parts. And by the end of it, you’ll have completely forgotten it. Until it comes back into your head in an hour, and you won’t remember who sings it, or where you heard it. But you’ll be humming it.

Chris who? “Wicked Game” was a great song, though.

Her mother, her father
Never showed her any affection at all
I wonder if it hurts her now
Now that it’s too late they call

We let her down
It’s true
We let her down
It’s true

I told her I’d be there
It’s easy to say what you want to believe
I told her I’d love her
And now that it’s too late I see

I let her down
It’s true
I let her down
Let her down
Let her down
We let her down
Let her down

So helpless, pretending
Hoping that somehow somebody would see
So desperate for someone
I guess that she thought that someone was me

I let her down
It’s true
I Let her down
I let her down

Look at her, look through her eyes
Close to the hurt and the pain
I hope now she’s somewhere
Where they’ll never hurt her again

Chris Isaak – We Let Her Down

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2 comments

  1. Hey Ivan – do you know “Go Walking Down There”? One of my favourites. Am surprised I could have shown you something over all this years. Guess, that boat has sailed, now …

  2. Being into melancholy songs, I am surprised you don’t have more Chris Isaak on here. Mixed in with his more bluesy, retro-y stuff he has a few real mellow, melancholy gems. Check out “I Wonder,” “Waiting for My Lucky Day,” and “Waiting” in particular.

    Anyway, I have been enjoying browsing around here!

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