Before he became yet another cautionary tale about the dangers of drug abuse, Evan Dando and his Lemonheads seemed poised to maybe be a big deal; surfer-model looks, coupled with a warm voice and an easy way with a melody. How could he go wrong?
(Crack is wack, kids).
This is actually a cover, a lament from ancient pre-DVR times (“What if something’s on TV, and it’s never shown again?“). But underneath the faux-country-twang and jokey lyrics is something a little bit sad and very much real.
It’s got nothing to do with camping or city slickers; it’s more universal than that.
It’s about that moment when you realize – or finally admit – that you can’t be what somebody else needs.
You put on a different identity because you wanted it to work, and you wanted them; but it’s time to come clean, and let them go.