I admit when I was first exposed to this song I dismissed it as a piece of lightweight fluff that had reasonable musicality (nothing as challenging as the guitar riff in Badge for instance, let alone the 5/4 break in Dancing Fool) and questionable lyrics that apparently endorsed unrealistic expectations of women which, while not being personally familiar with their oeuvre in detail, was aware enough of Cake’s general reputation to accept as satiric, ironic commentary.
I was wrong.
It’s much more bitter than that. This is the official video-
Short Skirt / Long Jacket – Cake
Yeah. What do you think about Cake now?
Girl All The Bad Guys Want – Bowling For Soup
Wonderful – Everclear
Things to never say-
“You should smile more.”