"She's not a human being, She doesn't like Jeff Lynne ..."
Esa told me that the final track on the album "She's Not A Human Being" even mentions Jeff Lynne within its chorus! Esa explains why in this web site article thus:
"The lyrics of "She's Not A Human Being" are very simple, silly and very tongue-in-cheek. At first, I was going to write a first love song for my wife [back in 2006, when I recorded the first demo of the song] but as married couples often do, we had a strong argument about something [that] I just can't remember. The love song was not an option at the time, so I wrote the lyrics about our cat instead - REVENGE! There is a glimpse of truth in the words - she didn't always like the loud guitar playing and there is a maple tree on the front of our house. And of course she was hairy all over the place and her eating of little birds was not so fun to watch. I am talking about our cat here, not my wife! The Jeff Lynne -reference is there because I had to have a somewhat matching rhyme, and also I am a fan of Jeff Lynne's work - mostly in The Move, ELO and Tom Petty records. So the reference is there because it's a homage to Mr. Lynne and I think Roger Joseph Manning Jr. [on backing vocals & keyboards] understood it that way too - just look at the T-Shirt he's wearing in this photo!"
|Roger Joseph Manning Jr. [c/w Jeff Lynne T-Shirt] |
with 'ELO Kiddie' Robin Zander [Cheap Trick]