But this isn't one of Ms. Ciccone's classic party's-over ballads. With guitar plucking that sounds cautious enough to be M's own, a ra pum pum pum drummer-boy beat, and requisite string-orchestra swells, "Hey You" reinvents you-know-who as … a girlish camp counselor wearing a red-string bracelet. The chin-up platitudes here are too vague for Kabbalah propaganda, though. The sole innovation is a Möbius-strip lyric that could be used at Gitmo Bay: "First love yourself then you can love someone else / if you can change someone else then you have saved someone else / but you must first love yourself if you can change someone else / then you have saved someone else but you must first love yourself…"
I am left wondering if the daisy chain I just wove is strong enough to hang myself?
'Hey You' is free from MSN here.