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Geico Motorcycle Insurance Commercial and The Wallflowers One Headlight

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What a reach with this one, using this great song for a commercial for motorcycle insurance

The great Wallflowers song ONE HEADLIGHT written and performed by Bob Dylan’s son Jakob Dylan from 1997 has nothing to do with motorcycles. Just because it’s named ONE HEADLIGHT and that’s the song hook.

Jakob Dylan: “I tend to write with a lot of metaphors and images, so people take them literally. The song’s meaning is all in the first verse. It’s about the death of ideas. The first verse says, ‘The death of the long broken arm of human law.’ At times, it seems like there should be a code among human beings that is about respect and appreciation. I wasn’t feeling like there was much support outside the group putting together the record. In the chorus, it says, ‘C’mon try a little.’ I didn’t need everything to get through, I could still get through – meaning ‘one headlight.”

 

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