THAT FUNNY FEELING by Bo Burnham is today’s WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE, except better

Listen: I usually find obscure music videos, or make fun of popular pop stars spending the gross national product of Paraguay to create something that should not exist.

HOWEVER: There are rare moments of joy, little pockets of wonder and awe, where I find a song with a music video that generates nothing but admiration and a desire to share.

The commentary I will offer is that this song is today’s answer to Billy Joel’s WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE, except I’d say the lyrics are deeper and more meaningful. Because instead of simply listing as many historical events as possible, Bo is commenting on them.

This line alone hits like a hammer: A gift shop at the gun range, a mass shooting at the mall.

Video is below, then the lyrics.

And I just hope Bo keeps on making more like this. Everything I’ve seen from INSIDE OUT has been different and worthwhile.

I can’t really, uh, play the guitar very well, um, or sing
So you know, apologies

Stunning 8K-resolution meditation app
In honor of the revolution, it’s half-off at the Gap
Deadpool’s self-awareness, loving parents, harmless fun
The backlash to the backlash to the thing that’s just begun

There it is again, that funny feeling
That funny feeling
There it is again, that funny feeling
That funny feeling

The surgeon general’s pop-up shop, Robert Iger’s face
Discount Etsy agitprop, Bugles’ take on race
Female Colonel Sanders, easy answers, civil war
The whole world at your fingertips, the ocean at your door
The live-action Lion King, the Pepsi Halftime Show
Twenty-thousand years of this, seven more to go
Carpool Karaoke, Steve Aoki, Logan Paul
A gift shop at the gun range, a mass shooting at the mall

There it is again, that funny feeling
That funny feeling
There it is again, that funny feeling
That funny feeling

Reading Pornhub’s terms of service, going for a drive
And obeying all the traffic laws in Grand Theft Auto V
Full agoraphobic, losing focus, cover blown
A book on getting better hand-delivered by a drone
Total disassociation, fully out your mind
Googling “derealization”, hating what you find
That unapparent summer air in early fall
The quiet comprehending of the ending of it all

There it is again, that funny feeling
That funny feeling
There it is again, that funny feeling
That funny feeling

Hey, what can you say? We were overdue
But it’ll be over soon, you wait
Hey, what can you say? We were overdue
But it’ll be over soon, just wait
Ba-da-da, ba-da-da, ba-da-da-da-dum
Hey, what can you say? We were overdue
But it’ll be over soon, you wait
Ba-da-da, ba-da-da, ba-da-da-da-dum
Hey, what can you say? We were overdue
But it’ll be over soon, you wait
Ba-da-da, ba-da-da, ba-da
Hey, what can you say? We were overdue
But it’ll be over soon, you wait
Ba-da-da, ba-da-da, ba-da-da-da-dum
Hey

Source: LyricFind

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