Stephen Lynch is what happens when psychosis goes unchecked... he is also a comic genius! Make no mistake, he is twisted beyond repair, but it is hilarious to listen to his crazed ramblings and sick observations and he is a master at guitar work. This song is written in the style of a father singing his little girl to sleep. He explains in a kind soothing voice that mommy won't be back because, "daddy likes porno and $10 whores, daddy gets wasted and robs liquor stores, daddy likes rubbing against little boys on the bus, i think that's why your mommy left us". Definitely a great amusement when drunk or in a crowd of rowdy friends. I've got several of my friend's hooked on this CD. His other CD 'Superhero' which is all performed live includes excellent participaton by the audience on this track... but it is only available thru mailorder from his record company or at live shows, the version on amazon/cdnow does not include this track
Mr. Lynch sings of the ups and downs of dating the girl with something 'extra'... "She's my little girl, she's my little guy, when I try to please her I get poked in the eye"... The song is actually sung with affection and is never reduced to making fun or degrading toward the subject. A great song sung by a truely witty guy. The whole CD will keep you laughing!
I love this song! It is as much of a love song that a straight man can write to his gay friend. Stephen's close friend from childhood is gay so I'm sure he collaborated on this one... This tells the tale of consuming too much alcohol and losing all inhibitions "If I were gay, I would give you my heart. If I were gay, you'd be my work of art. And if I were gay, we would swim in romance, but I'm not gay so get your hand out of my pants".