STANDARD KEYS: Bansheeflyer
A stark melody strung round minor chords begins "Limp," and the listener is drawn in to what he or she may think is a downcast, blusey ballad. Yet, following this brief introduction, a strong rhythm quickly emerges and the song becomes something else entirely. Crossing jazz with a funky rock pattern, the rhythm surges with a sense of defiance that Fiona Apple has made a trademark. Aggressive and taking no prisoners, Apple lays her emotions out into the air with a brilliant candor. It's inappropriate to call this a simple break-up song, as the lyrics paint an accurate portrait of recrimination and resolution. The song shifts back into the opening, soft passage and this allows the song to breathe more like a mini-suite. Drummers get ready for an honest to goodness drum solo where 2 drum parts are playing. Don't worry I only charted one.