THEME SONGS SEPT. 10, 2018
By Lisa Liebman
On the surface, the infectious tune seems celebratory. But a closer read of the lyrics reveal something more intense. In his 2016 book, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Costello said it was “an answer song” to the Rolling Stones’ “Stupid Girl.” “My lyrics might have been tough on the girl, but, it was full of regret and a little sympathy, while the Jagger-Richards song seemed to take delight in being heartless and cruel,” he wrote.