Mr. Met

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  • This is the title track of American Alternative Country collective Lambchop's 11th album. The LP was originally titled "Mr. Met" after the New York baseball team's ball-headed humanoid mascot, but was changed to Mr. M at the insistence of lawyers. Frontman Kurt Wagner explained to Mojo magazine: "I was playing with the past participle idea of the word 'met,' making it a sort of subtle reference. But for me personally, the baseball mascot Mr. Met is something some friends that I'm close with share a fondness for, so it's kind of an open letter to my friends - which is the way I approach music anyway. Unfortunately when our new record company was aware of the title, they tried to get permission to use the name and couldn't."
  • Wagner explained the song's meaning to UK newspaper The Sun: "I like to think of it as a guide book or maybe a little self-help primer based on certain personal events," he said.
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