Monday, October 21, 2013

For richer or for horror.

What does Dracula fear most--a well-aimed wooden stake? A garlic necklace? A sunny Myrtle Beach vacation? No! Turns out Dracula is more like us than we'd care to imagine: his greatest fear is commitment.

"Dracula's Wedding" is from OutKast's 2003 double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which won a Grammy for Album of the Year. The song is on the Andre 3000 half of the album, The Love Below, who takes on the role of Dracula and opens his heart to his Queen, Kelis, about how terrified he is of being rejected by her. "Don't run, I'm not the sun!" she reassures him, and promises she can count and make great peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Who could shut out a ghoul who gives The Count from Sesame Street a shout-out? Dracula, you better let somebody love you.

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