Four incredibly weird songs that you should be listening to

Strange songs are sometimes the best ones.

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The Presidents of the United States of America - "Peaches"

One could interpret this track in one of two ways. One is that the song is, like "Pants," just one big sexual innuendo. Or the other interpretation, and the more fun one, is that The United States of America just truly loves peaches. According to Chris Ballew, lead singer of the band, the song was inspired by two different incidents, one of them, strangely, accidentally because of John Prine of all people.

Ballew told American Songwriter that one of the incidents happened after he had taken some LSD and went to visit a female he was interested in, only she was not home. He found himself outside under a peach tree, however, with many peaches that had fallen and were in different states of decay. The other incident happened in Seattle when Ballew heard a homeless man saying, "I'm moving to the country, I'm going to eat a lot of peaches," which appears to be from John Prine's 1971 song, "Spanish Pipedream."

If the song does involve sexual innuendo, there is not much of it. The track only contains two verses with only the second verse resembling something that could be sexually explicit. Even then, it's a bit of a reach. Most likely, the song just has a great sound and the lyrics were tossed in for fun.

No matter what the track is truly about, it will get stuck in your head and you likely will never forget it. Why, I am not sure. It should be a throwaway song, but the band's art bore fruit and thankfully, now we have "Peaches."

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