Traveling for the holidays this weekend? Tune into NPR while you’re in the car today to hear Peggy Sue’s “Cut My Teeth” as the Song of the Day. The tune is off the band’s new album Acrobats.
“Cut My Teeth” feels like several songs in one. It opens with the romantic but anatomically chilling lines, “Once, I held the sweetest heart / I cut my teeth upon his love / All I know now I learned back when / His mouth would start where mine would end.” Later, the line becomes, “I cut my teeth upon his flesh / and watched him weeping as I left.” The tune becomes gradually more animated, simultaneously heady and despairing.
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