11/04/2021: “Can’t Hardly Wait” by The Replacements

This song was a bit strong for the record company, as Pleased To Meet Me, The Replacements’ 1987 album, already had ‘The Ledge’ on. And two songs about suicide was judged a bit much…

To be honest, I don’t really get that. I find this song uplifting, and kind of thought it was just about going home.

The guitar riff and horns wouldn’t be out of place sound tracking a Disney movie, and it leaves you feeling wholesome.

As for the lyrics, it’s all a matter of interpretation. He talks about ‘being home when he’s sleeping’, but I don’t read that as wanting to be dead. Just that he’s tired after touring!

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