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Mama, I'm Swollen

Author: Drew Litowitz
03/19/2009 | Consequenceofsound.net | www.consequenceofsound.net | Album Review
For a band with a name as elegant as Cursive, the Omaha, Nebraskans certainly know how to scream and play dirty. Not the first Cursive song to approach sex from a negative and spiteful place, Mama I'm Swollen's "From the Hips" is a criticism of the entire human race based around sex as it relates to birth. After a exhibiting the song live through a brilliant performance on Letterman, the band has put together a music video for the tune, too.

If you were at all confused about the song's message beforehand, then the video isn't going to clear much up for you. Basically, it portrays male and female protagonists filling the respective boyfriend and girlfriend roles to the max, with a large group of simultaneous significant others (basically, they are like polygamists). Cuts to Tim Kasher and co. playing the "house band" role come and go as the two become fed up with their situations. As the footage rolls, the video culminates in a barroom orgy of sorts, as the protagonists and their numerous lovers begin spontaneously hooking up with one another. I know, I know, WTF? Make what you will with this
Mama, I'm Swollen

Mama, I'm Swollen

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