Washington, D.C. (1:55)

Cover of 69 Love Songs (disc 2)

From 69 Love Songs (disc 2) and 3 other releases

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  • mindbattery

    the cheerleader refrain is absurdly brilliant [2]

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • robertfjr


    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    It's not the greenery turning gold in fall

    8 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Magnum357

    the cheerleader refrain is absurdly brilliant

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • piraterie

    I've only been to DC once, but this song was in my head the entire time I was there.

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • KConn3711


    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Cheezdude

    she couldn't care less about Washington D.C. and that is where the beauty of this song comes from

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • tom_dissonance

    Starless_night: fair enough, that's pretty convincing. i've never been to DC, admittedly. (i think i'm theoretically fond of it because of Dischord, etc.)

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • withoutmusic

    Having lived in DC, I agree with you Starless_night....you kinda have to live there...its a shithole and shes the only good thing about it.

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • BlubberQueen

    I love it!

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ErasedLittleMan

    the greatest city in the world. can't wait for spring...

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Starless_night

    Have you guys ever been to D.C. ? I think it is meant to be ironic. The descriptions are absurdly flattering. Note that all those are are not the reasons the narrator wants to stay (if it's really that great, why don' these reasons matter). In other words i think the narrator is really saying "I'd leave this shithole if I didn't love you so much."

    12 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ottosox

    Yeah, starlessnight what the hell are you talking about

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • tom_dissonance

    the song is scathing? i dunno, DC seems to come out of it pretty well to me. it has cherries everywhere in bloom, people doing something real, scenery circling the mall, a thousand things you've got to see, etc. it's just that the narrator's love for her baby tops even all that stuff.

    8 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Starless_night

    this is so scathing. Lol, poor DC

    2 Jan 2011 Reply
  • TrendyRechauffe

    An interviewer once called Bob Mould "the most depressed man in rock music" to which he replied "You've never met Stephen Merritt."

    26 Jul 2010 Reply
  • DeepInMySoul

    Bakgwei, try having lived in D.C. for eight years, having grown accustomed to the actually fairly good public transportation, and then moving to New Mexico and using their public transit. Trust me, you'd be wanting to move back-- as I do.

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • DeepInMySoul

    I like it, but I'm biased-- I used to live in the area and want to move back. :-)

    14 May 2010 Reply
  • TweeLittleThing

    heartinasling - It's one of my least faves too, I still like it, but not as much.

    8 Apr 2010 Reply
  • photo827

    true! such a great song!

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
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