New Cadillac Ad: Lust For . . . What Was That, Again?

It's been noticed elsewhere, but it bears repeating: Those of you who caught this Cadillac commercial on the Oscars may have missed some key lyrical subtleties on its soundtrack, which comes courtesy of the Pogues'

It’s been noticed elsewhere, but it bears repeating:

Those of you who caught this Cadillac commercial on the Oscars may have missed some key lyrical subtleties on its soundtrack, which comes courtesy of the Pogues’ “Sunnyside Of The Street”:

So I saw that train And I got on it With a heart full of hate And a lust for vomit Now I’m walking on On the sunny side of the street

If I was wearing a hat, I’d be tipping it.

As I said here once before, well, at least it’s not like any ad agency ever took a song Iggy Pop wrote about heroin and used to to sell Royal Caribbean Cruises.

(Except, of course, one did.)

I am picturing a meeting in which a Cadillac exec is getting hung up on the lyrics, and some agency guy’s saying “don’t worry, the singer has hardly any [warning: disgusting image] teeth. No one can understand him.”

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