Human Centipede Inspires A “Great Love Story” In This Witty Anthem That Will Leave You… In Stitches

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Tom Cardy via Spotify.

In the world of music, we often find ourselves serenaded by romantic ballads, heart-wrenching melodies, and profound lyrics that tug at our heartstrings. But every now and then, a song comes along that flips the script, reminding us that love can be… well, a little bit unconventional.

Enter Tom Cardy’s ‘Red Flags’ featuring Montaigne – a tune that’s catchy, witty, and borderline inappropriate in the most endearing way possible.

For those not yet in the know, Tom Cardy is an Australian comedian who’s been making waves in the music scene with his tongue-in-cheek creations. His musical style is a delightful fusion of humour and absurdity, and “Red Flags” is no exception.

Cardy hit international status when this song became a TikTok sound whereby users employed a snippet of the song to perform short skits involving the three characters portrayed in the song (the man, his date, and a very concerned, very French waiter). Here’s one of the most viral videos under the sound:

@runscay #duet with @liza ♬ original sound – dazt

These clips themselves were enough to stir intrigue… But what’s the story behind the singer and his ‘freaky’ date?

The journey begins on a peculiar foot where the chemistry seems perfect (they both love fish and cartoon dogs) until the lady drops a bombshell – her favourite film is none other than the infamous “Human Centipede.” Yes, you read that right. As far as red flags go, this one is waving vigorously in the wind.

But it’s not just the lyrical genius that makes ‘Red Flags’ so irresistible. The music video elevates the whole experience to a new level of hilarity. Cardy’s almost-aloof tone as he delivers his lines pairs perfectly with the quirky animations and graphics that accompany the song.

It’s a visual and auditory comedy masterpiece that becomes a guilty pleasure you can’t help but keep on repeat.

Soon, the chorus kicks in, and you’ll find yourself humming the infectious phrase, “I think that’s a red flag; I don’t want to get stabbed,” at the most random moments – in the shower, during a meeting, or while waiting in line at the grocery store. It’s as if the song has insidiously infiltrated your brain, and you’re not complaining.

Just when you think you’ve wrapped your head around the absurdity of it all, the song takes an unexpected twist. The girl in the story, unapologetically enthusiastic about her bizarre taste in films, encourages her date to ditch his “silly made-up red flag” and open himself up to love. And you know what? He does – in the blink of an eye, they decide to get married and plan a wedding with a unique theme. Yup, you guessed it, it’s “Human Centipede”.

The newly minted couple gleefully anticipates a wedding with “only one mouth to feed” and the prospect of saving a small fortune on the catering bill. They get kicked out of the restaurant for causing a ruckus but the smiles of infatuation and thrill remain plastered on their faces till the very end.

Watch the music video here.

Who knew a film about a grotesque surgical experiment could inspire such romantic aspirations?

Love it or hate it, ‘Red Flags’ is a testament to creative irreverence. It’s a fresh, fun take on comedy in music, and Cardy’s no stranger to this territory. If you haven’t already, delve into his other popular narratives like ‘Hey, I Don’t Work Here’ – another hilarious narrative piece that’s bound to tickle your funny bone.

So, next time you find yourself pondering the complexities of love, just remember, sometimes it’s the quirkiest moments that make it all the more endearing. And if you’re looking for a soundtrack to accompany your love story, “Red Flags” by Tom Cardy and Montaigne might just be the unconventional anthem you never knew you needed!

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