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Short Skirt/Long Jacket (3:24)

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."…

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

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