I’ve been wanting to make a spell out of this song from the Brave Little Toaster - Worthless. The lyrics are very depressing, but I was hoping to use it for the opposite effect instead. So, I was dissecting the lyrics and I came to this part sung by a pick-up truck.
Oohh-woohh I worked on a reservation Oo-hh oo-hh
And who would believe they would love me and leave on a bus back to old Santa Fe?
Once in an Indian nation, I took the kids on the skids with a Hopi was happy to lie here and say:
It’s not likely to be used in the spell as it’s too specific, but something hit me about the last line. I may be off, but it seems to me that it’s saying the pick-up, living in a reservation at the time, hit a school bus then was happy to lay in the junkyard in his guilt.
This song is way deeper than a song in a children’s movie usually is. It addresses several deep, adult subjects that force the listener to consider their own mortality, abandonment, social issues, love lost, time wasted, dreams unachieved, depression, suicide, guilt, helplessness. I always liked this song best as a kid, and have known for a long time it’s depressing nature, but dissecting it more deeply is hitting me in a lot of ways.
The Brave Little Toaster is kinda really deep, considering some of those issues are addressed in the story itself as well.