Night Song: Rufus Wainwright’s “Out of the Game”

Night Song: Rufus Wainwright’s excellent new single is the equivalent of a gay musician screaming “Get off my lawn!” to the younger generation of musicians who are letting themselves be lead blindly by the music industry. Kicking off with a very George Harrison guitar, the song admonishes with relish: “Look at you suckers!/Does you mama know what you’re doing?” Rufus also lets his bitter show with “Just hanging around/Wearing something from God knows where” and “Before you go out there/And ruin all of the world once mine.” Funny and shrewd, “Out of the Game,” is the best single he’s put out in a while. Just wish he would have toned down his performances in the video especially next to Helena’s more subtle one.

Ironically, the video is surrounded on YouTube by an ad for Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” video.

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