Sunday, February 22, 2015

Song #8: Jezebel (Just Call Me Al) (2015 52-Song Project)

Well, well, well! Song 8 falls on my birthday. The numbers, if you like that sort of thing are all lined up. I'm 44 on the 22nd and this is Song 8. I love 2s, 4s and especially 8s! So this song feels particularly auspicious.

My first birthday phone conversation this morning travelled from many things through Moby Dick to Ahab and naturally to Jezebel.

And that made me think of this song.

This is an oldie. It's about the kinds of relationship dilemmas we face when we are in our early 20s – offers often abound while maturity and empathy often do not. The choices we make help us figure out who we are and/or who we want to be.

Those sorts of situations (and listening to a lot of Ani DiFranco) lead to these sorts of songs:

As usual, you can click on the YouTube icon to see the lyrics.


  1. Happy birthday, and thanks for sharing another great song!