Hang Me Up To Dry

Album: Robbers & Cowards (2007)
Charted: 57
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  • In this song, laundry that has been hung on a clothesline is used as a metaphor for getting caught in a one-sided relationship. The girl keeps leading him on just to disappoint him, which is "hanging him out to dry." The clicking at the end of the song simulates the clothesline. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • Bassist Matt Maust told Spin magazine about the reason for the band's name: "I had the name six or seven years before the band started — so probably since 1997. I was traveling in Eastern Europe with my brother. There's this big park in Budapest where they dumped all these statues that had been removed after Communism fell. Now it's just a place where people can go and have picnics. There's a playground there. So being in that environment just made the phrase 'Cold War Kids' pop into my head. I may have heard it before. I'm a cold war kid, too — I was born in 1979. Originally, I used the name for a website I had where I posted art and poems. Then when I started playing music with the guys, they thought it would be a good name for the band, too."
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Comments: 2

  • Patrick from Overland Park, Ksthis is just a cool song. The reverb bass line is awesome
  • Hunter from Flint, Miabsolutely amazing song. enough said.
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