I love 10,000 Maniacs, and I really like this song.
However, it’s sad to say it’s classic beta bait – guys may hear this kind of stuff and think it’s what women want, raw and emotionally labile.
Speak to me, don’t mislead me, the calm I feel means a storm is swelling;
Speak to me, there’s no telling where it starts or how it ends.
Speak to me, why are you building this thick brick wall to defend me
Speak to me, when your silence is my greatest fear?
Why let your shoulders bend underneath this burden when my back is sturdy and strong?
Ask yourself if you want to take romantic advice from a woman with Natalie Merchant’s style of frenetic dance moves.
As long as we’re on the topic: