Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’ Music Video Was Very Misleading

This video screwed me so bad in the love department. I saw this at 12 and it gave me a well-sized boner but even bigger romantic expectations. In innocence, I watched this video while eating my grandma’s delicious home-made pasta & I just assumed all dudes named Chris will meet hot chicks in tropical settings and fall in love-that it was just the norm. That when you get older girls just hold their boobs while you sing songs to them and then magic-soul-mate hot sex on the beach.

Not true at all! I was sold a bunch of stale coconuts by this video director, and I wonder if I did not suffer from subliminal messages of this video. When I listened to the song without the video; I can actually hear the lyrics: it is about how we are all screwed that none of us will find love but the images proclaim something else. Very misleading!

Now I wonder if my impressionable barely pubescent mind psychologically interpreted these lyrics to pick hot screwed up disinterested women where love did not have a chance as, “The world was on fire and no one could save me but you/It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do/I’d never dreamed that I’d meet somebody like you/I’d never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you…No I don’t want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)”

How did I not hear those lyrics the 200 times I saw this video??? And why did I watch this video as a 12 and 13-year-old so much…um…well, this video was played in a time when downloading porn did not exist; so I watched this video for non-musical reasons and I will leave it at that. Can masturbation be bad your mental & emotional health? It can when you are connecting Chris Isaak’s romantic pessimism to the glory of that brunettes boobies.

Even though I am song writer/writer/poet etc…I am honest enough to know that imagery will always over power words. But imagery mixed with words can mold a mind & heart.

I look back on the girls I fell hard for and can say they were all just ‘Wicked Games’.



One Comment on “Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’ Music Video Was Very Misleading”

  1. Mark Dark May 24, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    Great post – I never saw the video but the song destroys me every time I hear it and remember lost loves. Still one of the greatest songs ever written – and has some amazing cover versions too – try Courtney Jaye, Lauren Field and Gypsy Soul’s versions. That lyric ‘strange what desire will make foolish people do’ has to be one of the truest verses ever – how many careers, marriages, relationships have been ruined by those who can’t control their desire. Maybe we’re all foolish. Thanks for the post. 🙂

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