ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC
Artist: MC Abdominal
Song: Sock Hop

This week’s artist spotlight shines a light on MC Abdominal and his song, Sock Hop. It’s a fascinating exploration of his own life living with “the gift and curse” of OCD and how, in this song, it overlaps with his sock drawer. Have a listen to the story, and the music, and enjoy.

You can find MC Abdominal — Sock Hop on your music streaming platform of choice.

Lyrics

My sock drawer is a thing of perfection,
on the left, ankle socks in their own section.
Moving right, you come across the full-lengths,
but further sub-genres divide those ranks;
first of all, on the bottom tier,
you got wooly and thick for when itʼs winter and autumn here,
and you can see your own breath fog,
next to those lies my stash of dress socks,
not many ʻcuz Iʼm not often dressy,
more likely to find me in some sweats and see
when thatʼs the case I got tube socks galore,
white, navy, grey, in their proper place in the drawer,
each pair rolled tightly, facing in the same direction,
why? Because my sock drawerʼs a reflection
of the chaos of my mind; an inverse relationship,
take a look inward, the more crazy it gets
the more externally I crave order
and you can see it in my sock drawer.

Itʼs like my own private Zen garden,
helps me stay cool when life gets alarming,
while my feet stay warm at the same time,
meditation for body, sole and mind,
body, sole and mind,
pun intended baby, body, sole and mind.

The chaos in my mind is reflected in my sock drawer, keep my socks neatly
stacked and stored.
Because the big, bad world I canʼt control,
so I instead I keep my socks neatly stacked and rolled.

[repeat]
My sock drawer is really nothing more
than a metaphor, ʻcuz my need for or-
der extends past the borders of just some hosiery;
hi my name is Abs and I have OCD.

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