derek webb stockholm syndrome update: new track released – freddie, please

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Thursday, June 11th, 2009

derek webb stockholm syndrome update: new track released – freddie, please

yes indeed, we have yet another track from derek webb’s mysterious forthcoming album, stockholm syndrome. the track’s called freddie, please and looks to be one of the tracks that has caused his label, INO, some hesitancy to release the album. specifically, this track (and we can assume other yet-to-be-released tracks as well) deals with issues related to the way the church treats/views homosexuals.

more specifically and very intriguingly, it takes on westboro baptist pastor, fred phelps. maybe derek webb has been reading my blog: here, here & here. 🙂 ok, so something tells me he’s not sitting around hitting refresh waiting for the next words of wisdom from ryan byrd, but it is interesting to hear him take on an issue that i’ve experienced first hand (maybe he has as well).

as with the other tracks (which you can hear here), freddie, please is a beautiful and provocative track that really displays a new direction derek webb is headed musically. one constant, of course, is webb pushing boundaries with frank and uncompromising lyrics. here’s the lyrics to the new track:

freddie, please
how could you do this to me?
how could you tell me you love me
when you hate me?
freddie, please

you know i love you, honey
i’ll bleed you dry with money
i’ll talk where i know you can hear
cause freddie, can’t you see?
brother, you’re the one
who’s queer

freddie, please
how could you do this to me?
how could you tell me you love me
when you hate me?
freddie, please

the stone’s been rolled away
but your picketing my grave
for lovin’ the things you hate
but why do you seek
the living among the dead?

freddie, please
how could you do this to me?
how can you tell them you love me
when you hate me?
freddie, please

when you hate me
freddie, please

when you hate me
freddie, please

the way this track can be/was discovered is via 3 coded twitter updates on his stockholm syndrome twitter (@ssyndrome). the messages were as follows:

am i _r_eally trouble_d? are y_ou? _what does that mea_n? te_ll me y_our truth _an_d i’ll tell you mine.

thi_s is s_tupid. who car_es. i’_m leaving. i’m only going to say this _2 times.

You have 12 hours starting now, until Waco time (PM)

of course, like a previous email, when you put together the letters immediately following the “_” character, you get “redownload stem 2”. so, if you visit paradiseisaparkinglot.com and redownload the second stem, you will find—along with the second set of stems—this track.

so, head over to the website to download yourself or, you can hear it here.

freddie, please

2 Comments

  1. Virginia says:

    Thanks for including the song!! I was SO bummed when I realized I missed the 12 hour window. And then relieved when I found your blog!!

  2. Alaina says:

    Do you happen to know the original doo-wop tune that this song is similar to/possibly alluding to?

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