Sometimes it's hard to be a woman

Dreams Mr. Troll

Although this tune has haunting and sad elements there are times when it puts into my head an animated duo of scruffy old cats singing in the alley. But at least that's not depressing. The singer seems to be in competition with the backing vocalist, he, someone thinks, the true lead, so much so that it really should be 'we' who is trying to pull this one off.
I'm not so sure the voices are well-matched either, one rough and fragile and the other, like a porn star's nuts, recently waxed and somewhat imposing.
I like the reference to 'No pope at all'. I'm with you there.
True however to the genre, there's a very good lament and personal history, solid downthrust chords and no questionable progressions. A real sing-a-long, a hook that works, lyrics which are honed but not overthunk. The guy sounds like he has a lot of sad tales to tell.
I suppose this one does exactly what it says on the tin and really nothing more. 20 per cent of the bar plus expenses and certainly a decent contribution to the set.


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