Sparks co-founder and lead singer Russell Mael stops short of calling the new hyper-acoustic ditty the bands first protest song, but he doesnt deny the sexual/political subtext of the tune, either.
Says Mael: Of course, theres the obvious connection between sex and war in the lyrics and youd have to be simple not to get it; but we also didnt want to take sides, either.
A sampling of the songs lyrics goes, Baby dont let freedom fade.../ And oh, one more thing/ Baby can I invade your country.
Mael adds: I just love how happy sounding the music is along with the dark undertones. Its all the wrong elements coming together that make it right.
The new song appears on the bands latest album, Hello Young Lovers.
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