Friends, it’s Jason. Can we be honest with one another for a minute? I know that as this Valentine’s Day season rolls around each year, one of the love songs that gets trotted out is “My Funny Valentine.” But I’m firmly convinced that’s because nobody’s ever listened to the words. The song is largely one long insult of the singer’s beloved, with a “but I love you anyway I guess” thrown in. Much like “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” which is finally getting its well-deserved comeuppance, I feel like it’s time, not to retire “My Funny Valentine,” but at least to realize that it ain’t a love song, unless you’re in a David Lynch movie. Anyway, it’s still beautiful, so here are Yoko Miwa and Rebecca Paris to perform it for you:
Of course your mileage may vary. Do you think I’m reading the meaning incorrectly? Hit me up in the comments.