Video Scene: Songs About Food and Drink; “I Can’t Put My Finger on it” Ween

Music, Food and Lifestyle? Well here’s a combination of two of those categories ; Songs about food and drink. My veritable favourite is Ween’s “I Can’t Put My Finger On It”, and yes judging by the lyrics it is a song open to interpretation.   I think the video hints at the song being about a gyros souvlaki, with lettuce (green), tomato (red), gyros (brown) and tzatziki (white) in the lyrics of the song, but you may draw other conclusions. Stay tuned for next week’s song about food and drink.


“I Can’t Put My Finger On It”

Is it alive, does it writhe
Can it survive under the sun?
I can’t put my finger on it.
Is it green, is it red
Is it alive or is it dead
I can’t put my finger on it
Scathe with a lathe
All the days in the past
I can’t put my finger on it
Is it brown, is it white
Is it really outta sight
I can’t put my finger on it

Can it squeal, does it squirm
If it’s fresh will it burn?
I can’t put my finger on it
Can it fly, will it try
If the wings are still wet?
I can’t put my finger on it
Can it heal, is it real
Can it feel the threads of time?
I can’t put my finger on it
Does it glow, will it shine
Does it leave a trail of slime
I can’t put my finger on it

Are you surprised when I touch the dwarf inside?
[Repeat three times]
[Repeat first verse]

Check it out here :

Souvlaki image by Meat Me souvlaki bar Oakleigh

About Anna-Maria Megalogenis 167 Articles
Anna-Maria has been writing for Street Press in Melbourne and Sydney for over 20 years. She is passionate about food, music and the arts, is an avid reader and used to hand write reviews for Beat Magazine at the Great Britain Hotel, where a patron once suggested she was ripping off articles in Rolling Stone magazine.
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