While Thank You, Camellia isn't a huge departure from Allen's signature sound, this song's Indonesian-styled percussion, rap-rock elements and references to a dark side his beau has never seen of him marks new territory for the American Idol winner. "Lyrically and idea-wise, I don't think anyone has heard anything like that from me before," Allen commented to American Songwriter magazine of this tune.
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
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