Pee Stain Song -- my brilliant marketing idea for carpet foam

I think that some company that makes carpet cleaning foam should hook up with Natalie Merchant from 10,000 Maniacs and license this song for a campaign about removing pet odors from carpeting… what do you think?

Alternately I could have started a somewhat more serious thread asking the question: what is up with Natalie Merchant’s pronunciation? Is it a speech impediment? An accent? An affectation? It is particularly evident in this song, (which I cannot hear in my head as anything other than “…ride on the pee stain…” now thanks to my ex-husband,) and in some other songs you can’t hear her R’s either (one song she sings the phrase ‘cut and dried’ in the chorus, and it sounds like ‘cut and dyed’ to me every time) but in some you can hear them just fine. I’ve just never heard anyone else pronounce “train” as “tain” before in any accent that I can remember, so it’s always confused me.

Note to self: 5:45am not best time for starting new threads.

I, myself, am always amazed that a drug company hasn’t thought of using Barry Manilow’s Trying to Get the Feeling Again in a Viagra advertisement. Note the lyrics:

Doctor, my woman is comin’ back home late today
Could you maybe give me somethin’?
Cause the feeling is gone and I must get it back right away
Before she sees that I’ve been up, down, tryin’ to get the feeling again

And on it goes. The commercials practically write themselves! :wink:

Well the thread title was a joke. I mainly wanted to know what’s up with Natalie Merchant’s pronunciation of R’s.

That is hilarious. It definitely sounds like she is singing “Every one ride on the Pee Stain”

Ah, sorry. I have no idea what’s up with that.

Is it possible she’s into golden showers and really IS singing about pee stains?