Love and sex in America

'Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together'. This pretty much sums up the ethos of this song, yet despite its witty-but-damning verdict on love, including his - 'she was a damn good dancer, but she wasn't all that great of a girlfriend' - the song is upbeat and uplifting. Singer Craig Finn's satirical musings on the lows of life and love in America are complemented by melodic keyboards and Tad Kubler's almost anthemic guitar riffs, recalling the Scissor Sisters and Springsteen.