This song is a perfect piece of jangly pop confection. It’s like Stephin Merritt is fronting a country band that plays Grant Hart songs at an English pub in the 60s. The chorus is hooky and the punk psychedelia of the bridge is a brief refuge from the bouncy melody. But it’s the lyrics that bring it all together.
The title seems tongue-in-cheek, as if this song will be about momentary regret. Instead, it encapsulates the petty spats that can potentially topple uncertain relationships. Couples get into ruts and we hurt the ones we love, so we’re left to apologize and try to figure out why we are so quick to anger. Given all the things that can undermine something so fragile, is there any better advice than this: “Let’s keep the freaking out to a minimum”?
Read the lyrics for “Sorry For Freaking Out On The Phone Last Night” by The Mr. T Experience right HERE.
- Warren Zevon—”Carmelita”
- Leonard Cohen—”Suzanne”
- The Descendents—”Clean Sheets”
- Jawbreaker—”Bad Scene, Everyone’s Fault”
- Pulp—”Common People”
- Marty Robbins—”El Paso”
S.W. Lauden is a writer and drummer living in Los Angeles. His short fiction has been accepted for publication by Out of the Gutter, Criminal Element, Dead Guns Magazine, Akashic Books, Spelk Fiction, Shotgun Honey and Crimespree Magazine. His debut novel, BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION, will be published in 2015. His novella, CROSSWISE, will be published by Down & Out Books in 2016.