Rickie Lee Jones
But that's not where you were thinking ...The refrain "we belong together" both sums up the emotional experience the song celebrates and draws the listener into its morally ambiguous web of exploitative mutuality.
Many of Jones' recent songs are about the mixed blessings of middle age. In "Wild Girl" from 2009's Balm of Gilead, a mother looks back on her own life on the eve of her daughter's twenty-first birthday:
Well it's hard to be older and poor
I don't dig it that much anymore
But everyday of my life I'm so proud I became his wife