If you’ve been streaming anything on Netflix lately, you’ve probably seen this trailer for their newest original series Orange is the New Black. The show is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name. And for anybody suspicious that they have broadened up the premise for comedic value, you should know that it is absolutely true: as a young woman Piper once smuggled drug money through an airport for her lesbian heroin dealer lover. She was caught nearly a decade later, and served over a year in prison. The series details her funny, frightening, and triumphant experiences with the women she meets on the inside.
The song in this commercial, A Better Son/Daughter, is from Los Angeles band Rilo Kiley’s 2002 release The Execution of All Things. The song, about depression and overcoming it, is perfect here. And series creator Jenji Kohan previously used another Rilo song, With Arms Outstretched, in the finale of her other “nice white lady mixed up with drugs” series Weeds. So I guess she must really like that album.
**P.S. This song contains a dirty word that starts with the letter F. Since we’re a family site I”m going to censor it when I type it out, but the trailer contains it and a few other dirty words that I cannot be held responsible for. In summary: please use your discretion, and everybody be cool.**
Sometimes in the morning I am petrified and can’t move
Awake but cannot open my eyes
And the weight is crushing down on my lungs I know I can’t breathe
And hope someone will save me this time
And sometimes when you’re on you”re really f***** on
And your friends they sing along and they love you
But you’ll fight and you’ll make it through
You’ll fake it if you have to
And you’ll show up for work with a smile
You’ll be happy