I like to keep up with new music, but I generally stay away from pop music, the music you hear on terrestrial radio and made popular by our youth. Looking at a Billboard Top 40, and I do time from time; I might have heard four or five of the songs. If a title I don’t know sounds interesting, I might click for a sample, but usually not.
I had heard this one a couple of times and thought to myself “Well that is the stupidest chorus I have ever heard” and just shook my head. I do recognize that kid’s taste in music these days is probably as weird to me as mine was to my parents, but I mentioned how dumb I thought this one was to a couple that I work with on the weekends. That’s when I learned what this song is about.
It may not be White Rabbit or Magic Carper Ride, but it’s proof positive drug inspired popular music is alive and well. I would wager that my classics still have had more ear time logged by shear longevity; but will say almost a half billion views on YouTube is nothing to sneeze about. Or snort about.
The singer catching on fire at the end is a nice but terrifying homage to a certain comedian from my day they knew nothing about. So we both had things to learn; a best case scenario for this old-timer. Do you know what this song is about? Here’s a clue: