MIKE PESCA, host:
And you know what else the Internet gave us?
RACHEL MARTIN, host
PESCA: Kate Nash.
MARTIN: Oh, yeah, she made her professional debut at Club MySpace, of course, an event which was attended by 30 kazillion or so friends. She stopped by the BPP studios last month, and now we like to think of her as our very own friend of the BPP. She does have real-life top hits in the U.K. and is now trying to conquer the U.S.
PESCA: OK, I've got the quarter. Today, let's fire up the BPP jukebox and hear the British pop maven perform Skeleton Song.
(Soundbite of song "Skeleton Song")
Ms. KATE NASH: (Singing of Skeleton Song) Skeleton you are my friend. But you are made of bone. And you have got no flesh and blood. Running through you to help protect the bone. Skeleton we have been friends for years. And you have seen me through some trials. And tribulations and some tears. But everybody thinks I'm weird. And I should have known. That it wouldn't be long until you, you've got me standing in an awkward position. With unwanted attention and a need for explanation. And it's not that I'm letting go of you. But I don't know what to do.
Skeleton we are so close. But you have got no body. So why do you insist on wearing clothes.
Skeleton when we were young. It was easy. Even though the other kids. They would tease me. But I was only seven I had you But now I'm twenty-two. And now it's different, when I take you out. And you, you've got me standing in an awkward position With unwanted attention and a need for explanation. And it's not that I'm letting go of you. But I don't know what to do.
And sometimes at night, I dream of the most terrible things. I take a hammer and I creep out of be. And I raise it high. And I smash your head. Fibular and tubular. And ribs and cages, too. In fact, while I'm here. I'll smash the whole of you.
Smash! But Skeleton, you are my friend. And I could never bring your life to an end. Yes Skeleton you are, you are my friend And I will be there for you until the end. And even though, when I take you out. You've got me, you've got me standing in an awkward position. With unwanted attention and a need for explanation. I could, I could never let you go. And that is all I know. And that is all I know. And that is all I, that is all I know And that is all I know, know.
MARTIN: If you want to see video of Kate Nash's performance here at the BPP, go to our website, npr.org/bryantpark. This is the BPP from NPR News.