I can’t resist. I haven’t listened to new music in a million years, and I’ve been rocking Pandora a lot lately.
The young woman in the song, reported as “holding back” and being the dude-singer’s “destiny”, is really making dreamy eyes at the hot pixie bartender. She’s dancing with the dude because he’s pushy as fuck, but when she says, “Shut up and dance with me” what she really means is “Let’s just get this over with so you’ll leave me the fuck alone, asshole.” She goes home with the bartender. Neither of them are under the illusion that they are each other’s “destiny”. Because that’s fucking stupid and they are grown-ass women.
And this one?
Is about two American servicewomen stationed in Kyoto, one of whom is a superior officer. They get along well and spend time together, and all along they feel this intense attraction to one another, but even post-DADT they’re not likely to act on it, and certainly not when one of them is the other’s superior. Ultimately their story, like the song, has an ellipsis at the end. We don’t know if they ever act on their feelings, but we sure as hell hope they do.
Which brings to mind this scene, right around 32 minutes.
“I swear, I never did it.”
“That’s the waste, Stuart. You never did it. You never said it.”
I think that’s how my two repressed ladies end up, but it breaks my heart a little. (As it breaks Fitz’s in that clip. Man. Fitz from Cracker is one of my favorite characters ever written.)