Top Ten Songs About Plagues, Egypt, And Exodus (page 9)
2. “Katonah” -[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rufus Wainwright[/lastfm]
You might not be able to hear it directly in the lyrics of Rufus Wainwright’s song “Katonah,” but Wainwright is singing about the calamity that took the first-born son from the Egyptian families:
“I’m going to Katonah to bury Jack Johnson/And give his poor Mama a moment’s distraction/I once took the Taconic when I was a teenager /Down to Katonah, to see her and her young son.”
Except this first-born is Jack Johnson? We wonder if Wainwright has some secret animosity against the affable surfer singer-songwriter. Probably not as much as Moses did for the Pharaoh!