Lampshade On

Album: With A Lampshade On (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • If there's a lampshade on your head, you've already made some bad decisions and are likely to make more, but have a good time doing it. In this song, written and sung by group leader Zach Lupetin, he steals a car, shoots out some tires, rescues his girl from a burning building, and becomes governor of Tennessee... all with a lampshade on. Lupetin says the song is about "letting loose and forgetting the bulls--t of life."
  • The song began as a joke, modeled on the Beatles song "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da."
  • Directed by Kyle Newacheck, the video takes place at a house party in Los Angeles thrown for the shoot. The revelers are mostly fans of the band who were invited, along with "a few random dudes off the street."

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