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’.

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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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