I suppose this could also fit into my “Great Lyrics from Underappreciated Songs” category:
“Every party’s got a winner and a loser.
I’m jumping out of the game,
by being a referee.”
If never heard a lyric express that particular sentiment before. The whole lyrical idea of the song – the detached and humorous observation of a party – is a new one, as far as I know. Too often, songs harp on the same worn-out themes of love (lost or true), sex (past or future), and dancing (getting down or, occasionally, getting up). While there are certainly many valuable artistic statements left to be made by traveling these well-worn trails, I appreciate a song that strikes out on on its own path. It’s refreshing.