Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Music Month: Kiss That Frog by Peter Gabriel

Today's song is Kiss That Frog by Peter Gabriel from his 1992 album, Us.

From the lyrics:

Jump in the water....

Sweet little princess, let me introduce his frogness
You alone can get him singing,
He's all puffed up, wanna be your king

Oh you can do it, c'mon c'mon c'mon c'mon c'mon c'mon
Lady kiss that frog

Splash, dash, heard your call,
Bring you back your golden ball
He's gonna dive down in the deep end
He's gonna be just like your best friend

The entire song references events in the fairy tale with some interpretation but few pop songs do more than use the most commonly known elements. Gabriel obviously read the tale a few times before writing his lyrics.

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