Sunday, May 6, 2012

Song of the Week - The Underdog by Spoon

Here's a song I got on a Song of the Day podcast back in 2007. It's a catchy tune with a clever video. Watch out for the horn section. Spoon is a band from Austin Texas according to Wikipedia.

Picture yourself in the living room
your pipe and slippers set out for you
I know you think that it ain't too far

But I hear the call of a lifetime ring
felt the need to get up for it
oh you cut out the middleman
get free from the middleman

You got no time for the messenger,
got no regard for the thing that you don't understand,
you got no fear of the underdog,
that's why you will not survive!

I want to forget how conviction fits
but can I get out from under it?
Can I gut it out of me?
It can't all be wedding cake
It can't all be boiled away
I try but I can't let go of it
Can't let go of it,

Cause you don't talk to the water boy
and there's so much you could learn but you don't want to know,
You will not back up an inch ever,
that's why you will not survive,

The thing that I tell you now
It may not go over well
And it may not be photo-op
in the way that I spell it out

But you won't hear from the messenger,
don't wanna know bout something that you don't understand,
You got no fear of the underdog,
that's why you will not survive!


Hackenbush said...


Backstop Cards said...

one of my favorite bands. Underdog isn't my favorite song, but it's off of on of my favorite albums.

caught them live last year in Austin, and they were freaking amazing.

night owl said...

Tremendous song. Unlike Backstop, I think it's my favorite Spoon song.