I’m holding back from spamming you all with my favorite Hall and Oates tracks and covers (yes, I’m that lame) and instead holding it to this one. The Bird and the Bee have a whole album devoted to Hall & Oates covers. Actually oddly enough, the only Bird and Bee song that I’ve heard is a cover (“How Deep Is Your Love?” by the Beegees).
Hall and Oates were sure a fan of their protracted metaphors. Some example topics; big game cats (Maneater), espionage (Private Eyes), and this song’s metaphor of choice, basketball.
Here’s a selection from the song’s lyrics:
I’m tired of playing on the team
It seems I don’t get time out anymore
What a change if we set the pace face to face
No one even trying to score.