Mr. Met

  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • 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.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Ian Astbury of The CultSongwriter Interviews

The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")Song Writing

Nick made some of the biggest videos on MTV, including "The Final Countdown," "Heaven" and "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)."

Yoko OnoSongwriter Interviews

At 80 years old, Yoko has 10 #1 Dance hits. She discusses some of her songs and explains what inspired John Lennon's return to music in 1980.

Dino Cazares of Fear FactorySongwriter Interviews

The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.

Eric ClaptonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really write "Cocaine" while on cocaine? This question and more in the Clapton edition of Fact or Fiction.

Women Who RockSong Writing

Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.