lyrics by HARUO CHIKADA | music by YUJI OKIYAMA
The first in a three-part saga detailing a woman’s frustration with the fact that the guy she’s seeing doesn’t have a bench seat in his car. If you need a reminder of what that is: you know how most modern cars have two separate seats in the front? A bench seat is like in old cars, when there’s just a large seat with no divider that sits two. More than a lot of other Juicy Fruits songs, “Love is a Bench Seat” has a sort of harder edge to it in terms of the guitar and rhythm section – this edge is counteracted by the spoken-word bits, but it’s still an interesting mix.
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