A friend of mine was reading through my sketchbook of these, and she astutely pointed out that the anxious reaction was more about heldover baggage from prior relationships than anything that was going on right in the moment. Arggh, anxiety disorders. They’re not fun and amusing like the endless weirdness of 99 cent stores or American Elf.
(I know most of Kochalka’s songs go for humor or whimsy more, but this one I actually find very pretty. Seriously.)