Rub Alcohol Blues
I was a competitive swimmer for twelve years. Twelve years is a long time, and they were my primary growing years too. I have a permanently enlarged rib cage, seriously wonky sinuses and a propensity towards outer ear infections. Mostly, I treat the ears by pouring rubbing alcohol in them. It stings a bit, burns when I’m getting an infection, but usually it works. When it doesn’t is when things get really sucky in a medical way. So my left ear is currently on its way to needing antibiotics and my version of rub alcohol blues would be about how it’s not WORKING on my ear — all of which has nothing to do with this song, and how much I like the Fiery Furnances. But never mind me, carry on dearies.