Song of the Day, March 25: The Largest Elizabeth in the World by the Roches

RochesLgstElizToday’s song is The Largest Elizabeth In the World from the Roches delightful third album Keep On Doing. Written by Terre Roche, it’s a smart, cynical look at body image and the pressures we put on ourselves. It’s a fun bit of wordplay and social commentary wrapped up in a tight lyrical package. The sisters sing in tight harmony, driving the message along in series of rapid-fire observations and asides. It’s classic Roches, with vocal adventures and a clever, folky backdrop.

Didn’t you ever feel like the largest Elizabeth in the world?
Usually at a time when the boy is oblivious to the girl
I read in the paper the other day
This has been happening to everybody more and more
The scientists are on the case
But they still haven’t figured out
What it is that it is happening for

Enjoy this delightful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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