Desert Island Discs: “Year Of The Mouse” by Eytan Mirsky (2012)

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Brand-new disc by ultra-cool dude and Facebook friend Eytan Mirsky. Featured previously on this blog. No YouTube clips available yet. But the song that jumps out and grabs me by the ears is “What You Don’t Want.”

When I told her I loved her,
She said, ”That’s so nice of you to say.
And you’ve been such a good good friend,
But you know I don’t see you that way.”
I said, “Just think it over,
Maybe you could try to change your mind.”
She said, “That’s not the way things work,
And there’s no point in living a lie.”

She said, “You can’t make yourself want what you don’t want
Even if you wish you could want it.
You can’t make yourself need what you don’t need
Just because you stumbled upon it.
You can’t make yourself love somebody you don’t,
Yeah, it’s understood
That you can’t make yourself want what you don’t want
Even if you wish you could.”

I said, “If there’s a problem,
Won’t you tell me what I need to do.
If there’s something that I should change,
Let me know and I’ll change it for you.”
She said, “That’s not the answer;
You are just the way you’re meant to be.
You’ve got all that a girl could want;
It’s a shame that that girl isn’t me.”

She said, “You can’t make yourself want what you don’t want
Even if you wish you could want it.
You can’t make yourself need what you don’t need
Just because you stumbled upon it.
You can’t make yourself love somebody you don’t,
Yeah, it’s understood
That you can’t make yourself want what you don’t want
Even if you wish you could.”

She said, “Nobody knows why we want what we want,
But we want what we want just the same.”
She said, “Nobody knows why we want what we want,
But we know that there’s no one to blame.”

She said, “Please don’t be angry;
I don’t want to see you hurt at all.
I’ve got a friend with a thing for you.
If you’d like let me give her a call.”
I said, “That’s not the answer
‘Cause I met your friend a time or two.
She’s got all that a guy could want.
It’s a shame that she’ll never be you.”

I said, “You can’t make yourself want what you don’t want
Even if you wish you could want it.
You can’t make yourself need what you don’t need
Just because you stumbled upon it.
You can’t make yourself love somebody you don’t,
Yeah, it’s understood
That you can’t make yourself want what you don’t want
Even if you wish you could.”

She said, “You can’t make yourself want what you don’t want.
You can’t make yourself want what you don’t.”
I said, “You can’t make yourself want what you don’t want.
You can’t make yourself want what you don’t…”

PS: It’s not a big deal… well, okay, it is a big deal.. but I gave “Year Of The Mouse” its radio debut on June 30th. Yup, to the best of my knowledge I was the first one to play a track on the radio waves, on KBEK 95.5 FM, the home of the hits. “Broke the record,” as the radio geeks say. (Eytan once credited me with being his Alan Freed. Gotta watch those payola scandals.)

PPS: Eytan is okay with this posting.


9 Comments on “Desert Island Discs: “Year Of The Mouse” by Eytan Mirsky (2012)”

  1. minneapoles says:

    There is a YouTube video (I made it). Here’s “Growing Up”.

  2. scottmac56 says:

    http://www.facebook.com/eytanmirsky
    An awesome shoutout from Eytan on his Facebook page.

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