Just a few days ago, I released the next song in my “Singles Project” series. And already, “Sitting Pretty” is the most downloaded song of mine on iTunes! Slow and steady, slow and steady.
I thought I’d write a little about the story behind “Sitting Pretty.” If you have heard the song, you may have noticed that the chorus says “big dick contest” a few times. And come on, any song with that phrase in it has got to have a good story, right?!
I was writing with my producer Neilson and a couple of other talented friends of mine, and I suggested a song idea. I had heard a statistic that the county I live in has some of the biggest houses in the country, and it also has one of the highest rates of debt in the country. (Full disclosure, I am not 100% sure of the stat’s accuracy, but after driving around my town a bit, anyone could see that it could be a very real possibility!)
I continued by asking, “What’s that phrase, where guys pull out their junk and wave it around to see who wins?”
There was an awkward pause, and then Neilson said,
“Big dick contest. It’s called a big dick contest.”
The other writers and me chuckled, and I said, “That’s what I want to write about. We don’t have to actually SAY that, but that’s what I want it to be about.”
So, we started writing. First a melody and chords; then lyrics. When we got to the chorus, we had:
“So you got that new house in the city/
_______________that you think you’re winning,
Must be something, sitting pretty…”
We were racking our brains about how to finish out that line.
Neilson then started singing “big dick contest” in that line, and it was the smoothest, nicest-sounding fit for the song.
“Why don’t we just say the actual phrase?” I suggested.
“You sure about that?” Neilson said.
“Why not? Who can say they put 'big dick contest' in their song?" I said.
From that point on, “big dick contest” was set in stone, and the rest of the song was completed.
After reading this, if you feel offended, confused, or any other negative emotion due to my incorporation of a phallic phrase, I love you, and...
Take a listen to it here: