See those people in that pic?  They ring a bell?  I bet they do, but I am also going to bet that a lot of you can’t name them.  But you might remember the story of the plucky girl with the hurt foot who did a vault for the USA in the Olympics.  Or you might think that it is the story of an old guy who hobbled and then kidnapped a young girl.  Regardless, “Your Woman” by White Town is a song that is sort of like that.

I have no idea what it is about, and I could not tell you any of the words.  But I know the song.  It’s like someone played it to me when I was sleeping.  Every night.  For a year.  Even after I read some of the lyrics I didn’t understand it.  The guy is saying: “I could never be your woman.”  No kidding, dude.  You are a dude!  Why don’t you just write a song about “there is something that you can cut in half and its cross-section would be a cube“.  Makes just as much sense.

If you people tell me you don’t remember it I will call you a no good liar.  And we will fight.  Video and lyrics after the jump.

White Town – Your Woman

Just tell me what you’ve got to say to me,
I’ve been waiting for so long to hear the truth,
It comes as no surprise at all you see,
So cut the crap and tell me that we’re through.

Now I know your heart, I know your mind,
You don’t even know you’re being unkind,
So much for all your high brow Marxist ways,
Just use me up and then you walk away.
Boy, you can’t play me that way.

Well I guess what you say is true,
I could never be the right kind of girl for you,
I could never be your woman.

I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman.

When I saw my best friend yesterday,
She said she never liked you from the start,
Well me, I wish that I could claim the same,
But you always knew you held my heart.

And you’re such a charming, handsome man,
Now I think I finally understand,
Is it in your genes, I don’t know,
But I’ll soon find out, that’s for sure,
Why did you play me this way?

Well I guess what you say is true,
I could never be the right kind of girl for you,
I could never be your woman.

I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman.

Well I guess what they say is true,
I could never spend my life with a man like you.
I could never be your woman.

I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman,
I could never be your woman.