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This review is from: I'm Not Dead (Audio CD)
Alecia Moore, where have you been? We took you home in 2000 with “Can’t Take me Home”, we totally understood you when you were “M!ssundaztood” in 2001, we tried “Try This” in 2003 - and then you left us without even a note.
Now that we know that you’re okay, we want to say thank goodness you’re okay, congratulations on your marriage, and thanks for this great new album.
Lead off single and first track “Stupid Girls” is a scathing commentary on the extra-skinny (and bulimic) popular girls (and celebrities) who would do anything to extend their 15 minutes of fame, while second track “Who Knew” immediately takes down the pace, P!nk style, about lost love.
“I wish I could touch you again
I wish I could still call you a friend
I'd give anything”
Third track “Long Way to Happy” is another song about break-ups and recovery, and very emotionally done. Another sad song follows with “Nobody Knows”, and then she controversially takes on George W. Bush with her open letter about poverty and homelessness.
Other can’t-miss tracks are the title track, and the up tempo and often naughty tracks that follow it, such as “Cuz I Can”; my favorite (albeit expletive ridden) “Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)” and second single “U & Ur Hand” which would stop a pick-up artist dead in his tracks. Listen up also for the hidden track with her Dad, which he wrote, according to P!nk, back in Vietnam about 40 years ago, and was the first song she ever performed.
The UK album has two extra tracks “Fingers” and “Centerfold”, two songs that make it worthwhile getting the UK version of this album.
The songs on this album more than prove that P!nk’s not dead, but still ready to tell it like it is.
Amanda Richards, April 4, 2006