Wednesday, November 4, 2009
One for the Poncy Lads X-Mas Show
The QD .and I were watching the Double P last week when an ad for Sting's new album "If on a Winter's Night" came on. When we heard the song accompanying the ad, we looked at each other with jaws dropped. I mean, I've been disdainful of Sting since well before "Desert Rose", but "Soul Cake" sounds like a true Poncy Lads original. If he'd hired Sean Connery to sing it ala William Shatner, he'd a been on to something. Turns out he's off the hook for the writng (but doubly on the hook for taste), as its his version of a traditional song from Cheshire, recorded also by Peter Paul & Mary.
Consider the lyrics:
A soul cake, a soul cake,
Please, good missus, a soul cake,
An apple, a pear, a plum or a cherry,
Any good things to make us all merry.
Consider also that this is the song he picked to advertise the album.
Akin to "Egg Cream" by Lou Reed in its food themed sing songy ridiculousness.