Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: The Fountains Of Wayne's “Hackensack”

The Fountains Of Wayne perform “Hackensack,” a poignant song about futile longing. In a few simple stanzas, the lyrics portray someone who has carried unrealized romantic fantasies from his student days into adulthood. Is the woman he pledges to wait for the star he imagines her to be? Regardless, he’s stuck in his hometown working a dead-end job and dreaming about a relationship that never was and never will be.

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