“Lesson For You Kid” reminds me of The Beatles, more specifically it reminds me of the explanation John Lennon gave for their song “Please Please Me” "I was always intrigued by the words of ‘Please, lend me your little ears to my pleas’ – a Bing Crosby song. I was always intrigued by the double use of the word ‘please’.
Here, lead singer Steve Sallett doesn’t exactly repeat words but the clever intermingling of ‘less than a lesson" is an intriguing frame for the rest of the song. The intro is a bit of a non sequitur, a sharply picked guitar melody that gets replaced by a swelling tremolo rhythm guitar. The backing vocals are an absolute highlight, echoing the lead at the perfect moments. It’s another great number off of another great album from 2011 and you can download it for free below.
“Lesson for You Kid” is off of The Poison Tree’s debut album, The Poison Tree, released on March 15th of 2011 on Embarque Records.