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Lead singer John McCrea told Rolling Stone about the line, "I want a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket": "I think it was inspired by seeing somebody with those two oppositional fashion gestures. And that's sort of what the song is about, directly oppositional forces housed within the same mechanism or personage. I saw this woman as trying to arrive at balance - the skirt going up and the jacket going down." (Source Short Skirt/Long Jacket… read more


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  • Avatar for sls
    i came here to say "Sweet Jane" XD he misses some of the chords though...
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  • Avatar for bigoune
    classic piece of Cake :]
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  • Avatar for JuniorMcCartney
    With fingernails that shine like justice. And a voice that is dark like tinted glass.
  • Avatar for katiakutcher
    Omg that song plays on Chuck :o Just realized reading the comments
  • Avatar for tresfoufou
    Can I just have CAKE sing this song to me over and over again while I dance?!
  • Avatar for laserspewpew
    I missed the rising action..
  • Avatar for Junior_Lins
    na na na na na na na, na na na na na naaa!
  • Avatar for KatieDementie
    chuck and cake, a short skirt and a long jacket... things that go well together ;)

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