Song Blog: “With Your Girlfriend”

“With Your Girlfriend” is a song I don’t play much, because I feel, in general, people hate it.

It is probably the most disliked song I’ve ever written. I’ve gotten a lot of dirty looks from audiences. Maybe they don’t get the grandiose, lecherous, sarcastic, over-complicated, duplicitous and poorly executed sci-fi storyline. It’s too bad, because I really like the “Ow/Uh” part.

I can’t really do much about the way people hate this song. What I can do, is try to explain the story in clear prose, so you can at least see what I was failing to get at. Here goes:

This song is set in a post-apocalyptic future. In this future, nuclear/chemical warfare has sterilized everyone except our protagonist and the listener’s girlfriend (how charmingly meta and interactive, right?). This gives the protagonist a survivalist’s reason to procreate “with your girlfriend,” who he thinks is a “fox” and a “9 out of 10.”  This inspires him to sing, philander beyond the original parameters (“with your mom”) and enjoy fruit brought to him by his illegitimate, mutant octuplets (See? It’s not that complicated). He also hints that the reason he and the girlfriend are still fertile is because they were already fornicating before the apocalypse and were secreted in a protective vault at the time of the sterilization event. Scandalous. Only when mass sterilization kicks in, does he bring the relationship to light, but still promises not to enjoy the sex (a blatant lie.)

Ta da!

Still not playing it live ever again.

Easter Egg: The little melody that bridges the chorus back to the verse, “No one else can do it anymore,” is a bit of a rip from the theme song for the post-apocalyptic anime series “Wolf’s Rain.” I love it, and no one will ever sue me, because I’m not playing this song anymore.


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One Response to “Song Blog: “With Your Girlfriend””


  • Comment from adi

    Just hand out written background on this song.. what you have written above.. Perfect!


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