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Symphony of the Nymph: My favorite track off Mature Themes by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.

“My name is Ariel, and I’m a nympho!”

“I don’t wanna burn any bridges,
But I can’t get enough of these bitches.”

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Ariel Pink - Symphony of the Nymph

A sick tune by the sweet indie rocker Ariel Pink off of his new album “Mature Themes”.

Lets all give him a round of applause! You did it Ariel!

The Symphony of the Nymph
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Oh, Ariel Pink, you’re what I like to call a good-tasting asshole.  Especially in live performance (when they mash this conventional tune with “Love me Do”) this really comes across as a deeply misogynistic song.  But I tend to like those best - the high irony, the deadpan sneer, and the secret celebration of basing one’s sexuality on porn.  Ariel namechecks himself like a rapper in this, and identifies gender ambiguously, even though the lyrics have that quality of something collaged and repeated without meaning. Plus there are the horse noises, and the spoonerism.  This and “butt-house blondies” sound like John Currin paintings look. Guilty pleasures I somehow take personally.

She’s a nympho at the discotheque, she’s a nympho and I’m a lesbian
And yet I’m also a nympho
She’s a nympho at the bibliotheque
Dr. Mario, colonoscopist
Down at the Barrio, I’m a therapist
Yes I’m a nympho, yes I’m a nympho, my name is Ariel and I’m a nympho

(Why do you have to sing? Why do you have to go singing?
Do you have to sing? ‘Cause I’m gonna sing, why do you have to sing?
Why do you have to sing? Why do you have to go singing?
Do you have to sing? So what can I do for you to please me too?)

The symphony of the nymph
I don’t need to burn any bridges
But I can’t get enough of those bitches
I’m just a rocknrolla from Beverly Hills
My name is Ariel, and I’m a nymph!
The nymphony of the symph

Giddyup, giddyup, giddyup girl
Giddyup girl

I don’t wanna burn any bridges
But I can’t get enough of those bitches
I’m just a rocknrolla from Beverly Hills
My name is Ariel Pink!