Monday, July 28, 2008

Song Spotlight: Fountains of Wayne - "Hey Julie"


During a recent trip to a record store in Baltimore, the 2003 Fountains of Wayne record "Welcome Interstate Managers" came up. I really liked the record, which most people remember for the song "Stacy's Mom" but which really is solid through out. In my mind the standout track is "Hey Julie" figured is a great way for a lot of us to start a Monday. Chances are pretty good most of us would rather be at home with a certain special someone who makes our lives worth living, rather than at work. This song spells it out perfectly.

Working all day for a mean little man
With a clip-on tie and a rub-on tan
He's got me running 'round the office like a dog around a track
But when I get home,
You're always there to rub my back

Hey Julie,
Look what they're doing to me
Trying to trip me up
Trying to wear me down
Julie, I swear, it's so hard to bear it
And I'd never make it through without you around

Hours on the phone making pointless calls
I got a desk full of papers that means nothing at all
Sometimes I catch myself staring into space
Counting down the hours 'til I get to see your face

Hey Julie,
Look what they're doing to me
Trying to trip me up
Trying to wear me down
Julie, I swear, it's so hard to bear it
And I'd never make it through with out you around
No, I'd never make it through with out you around

How did it come to be
That you and I must be
Far away from each other every day?
Why must I spend my time
Filling up my mind
With facts and figures that never add up anyway?
They never add up anyway

Working all day for a mean little guy
With a bad toupee and a soup-stained tie
He's got me running 'round the office
Like a gerbil on a wheel
He can tell me what to do
But he can't tell me what to feel

Hey Julie,
Look what they're doing to me
Trying to trip me up
Trying to wear me down
Julie, I swear, it's so hard to bear it
And I'd never make it through with out you around
No, I'd never make it through without you around
No, I'd never make it through with out you around

3 comments:

Angry Inky said...

Who's this Julie bitch??!!

Greazy Tony said...

Of course you know when I hear it, I hear your name...

XL said...

Wow, That Guy looks a lot like NPH....good tune.