"The Hook" is a catchy song by John Popper of Blues Traveler --- quite listenable when it floats by on the radio. Pay attention to the words, however, and it soon becomes apparent that this is a subversive tongue-in-cheek self-referential parody. It begins:

  It doesn't matter what I say
     So long as I sing with inflection
  That makes you feel that I'll convey
     Some inner truth of vast reflection
  But I've said nothing so far
     And I can keep it up for as long as it takes
  And it don't matter who you are
     If I'm doing my job then it's your resolve that breaks

... and then the music cycles into the refrain --- following a chord progression from the ultimate musical hook of all time, Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D" ...

(see also MyGeneration (2 Oct 2001), LyricNotes (29 Mar 2002), WonderLand (4 Jan 2003), ...)

TopicEntertainment - TopicArt - 2004-09-02

(correlates: Comments on LyricalHook, StreetSongs, CloserToFine, ...)