Here is a little background on the songs I chose:
- Ween - "Piss Up A Rope": I love Ween. Not only are they funny, but they are gifted musicians that can take any musical genre and set it on its ear. This one is off their country album. There's a lot of relationship frustration that comes through in this song. With lyrics like "On your knees you big-booty bitch, start suckin'", you don't sense there's a lot of gray area.
- Bobby Darin - "Down With Love": Bobby is pretty down on love in this song. While he's not as vulgar as Ween, he's pretty clear about things. "Down with love, let's liquidate all its friends. The moons, the Junes, the roses and rainbow's ends..."
- Descendents - "Sour Grapes": I remember this as one of the few songs in famous blogger Grant Miller's high school band's repertoire. "Why must you smoke that clove cigarette? Why must you act like you've got a hole in your head?"
- Etta James - "Losers Weepers": This is proof that women can sing a snotty song as well. Here Etta rubs it in a little. I think "finders keepers, losers weepers" is inherently snotty.
- Phil Ochs - "Love Me, I'm A Liberal": Phil Ochs kinda sounds snotty no matter what he sings, even his pretty songs. This one is directed at people who claim to be liberal, but only when it's convenient for them.
- Reverend Horton Heat - "Nurture My Pig": The Reverend makes it pretty obvious what he means when he's talking about his "pig" and what he wants some woman to do to/with it. "Hey baby I got a pig. I got a pig and it's pink and big. Hey baby I got a pig. Yeah come on baby you and my pig."
- They Might Be Giants - "Prevenge": I don't know how snotty this song actually is, but it reminds me of preemption which reminds me of Dubya and Dubya epitomizes snottines in my mind. So I included it. You be the judge.
- Ben Folds Five - "Song For The Dumped": As a few of my songs indicate, I must somehow equate bitterness with snottiness. This song is no exception. "Give me my money back. Give me my money back, you bitch... And don't forget to give me back my black t-shirt."
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