You Know, I Think We Should Listen to the New Goo Goo Dolls Single

09/10/2010 11:16 AM |

So, I was reading People yesterday, and I learned that everyone’s favorite 90s alt-rock balladeers. The Goo Goo Dolls, have a new album out. It’s called Something For the Rest of Us, and it’s their fist release since 2006’s Let Love In. There’s a single, too, which I figure I should probably post for you here, because I don’t really know where people even go about hearing new Goo Goo Dolls songs anymore, and this strikes me as sort of sad. I don’t know of a radio station that would play it, and while I imagine there’s some sort of early-morning VH-1 video countdown show where it’s fairing nicely, you are definitely not one of the people tuning in. So let’s do this. Let’s see what the Goo Goo Dolls have been up to. It just seems like the type of think you should know, doesn’t it?

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  • Actually my favorite 90s alt-rock balladeers were the Gin Blossoms.

    (And, ok, because you knew it was coming, “Hey Jealousy” is way better than “The Humpty Dance”. “Iris,” however, is not.)

  • The Gin Blossoms were so much more than just alt-rock balladeers, Mark.

    While we’re talking about “Hey Jealousy,” though, I never really understood the line “tomorrow we can drive around this town, and let the cops chase us around.” Why would the cops be chasing them around? I know he was drunk the night before, but I don’t know what’s so wrong about driving around the day after getting drunk. Did he do something bad the night before? Was he so jealous that he KILLED SOMEONE? I don’t know.

  • I think the implication is that he’ll be speeding or making minor mischief? Tonight he’s drunk and not really functioning, but tomorrow, glorious tomorrow, he’ll be in control enough that his recklessness will be charming and charismatic, not sad or dangerous, nothing that you won’t laugh along with.

    There was a weirdly good analysis of the lyrics to “Hey Jealousy” on Crawdaddy a while ago.

  • Naw, he probably killed someone.

  • New Gin Blossoms album – No Chocolate Cake – comes out 9/28!!!