yum, drinking tea with a dormouse
December 22, 2011 12:05 PM   Subscribe

I am desperately trying to remember a song from a mix-tape around 1996 that involved a male singing in a quiet, resigned, almost-verging-on-happy-about-giving-up tone about how he was going to just stay inside and live his do-nothing life in his crappy run-down home and drink tea with a dormouse. Something to that effect. Minimalist sound, kind of plinky and plonky.

Any ideas? Maybe it is ultra-obvious, but I am getting nowhere in my own searches.
posted by thegreatfleecircus to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Is it Roost in Peace by Skeleton Key?
posted by capnsue at 12:10 PM on December 22, 2011

R. Stevie Moore - I like to Stay Home ?
posted by ghharr at 12:17 PM on December 22, 2011

I Feel the Rain Fall by Red House Painters?

Scroll down for preview, it's not on YouTube
posted by allseeingabstract at 3:39 PM on December 22, 2011

Ordinary Average Guy by Joe Walsh?
posted by davey_darling at 7:53 PM on December 22, 2011

Sounds to me just like Blind Melon - No Rain (no link because I'm on my somewhat clunky phone)
posted by veronicacorningstone at 12:31 AM on December 23, 2011

Here's the link, its actually dated 1991, so it might be too early for you. Love it! Blind Melon - No Rain
posted by veronicacorningstone at 11:23 AM on December 23, 2011

Response by poster: The song was very slow, melancholic, surreal-sounding, almost-underwater-quality. The Skeleton Key idea was the only one that came close, but the vocals on the song I am remembering were smooth and low, not gruff. The person who gave me the mix was extremely music-savvy, so it might be pretty esoteric. Thanks for the guesses so far.
posted by thegreatfleecircus at 5:26 PM on December 23, 2011

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