|“||Damn I wish I was your lover! I'll rock you till the daylight comes, make sure you are smiling and warm!||”|
In the study group's fourth year at Greendale, Britta organizes a dance at school protesting with what she considered to be an anti-feminst Sadie Hawkins dance organized by Dean Pelton. She proclaimed her dance to be named after who she mistook to be a historical leader in the American Women's Right's movement, Sophie B. Hawkins. Even after being corrected by the study group that she meant Susan B. Anthony, she decided to go ahead with her plans due to Jeff ridiculing her. Despite numerous attempts, Britta was unsuccessful in trying to get Sophie to perform at the dance. Unknown to Britta, Pierce knew Sophie personally from the time Hawthorne Wipes sponsored Lilith Fair. He took pity on Britta and arranged to have Sophie and her band show up to the dance at the last minute. The first song she performed was "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" from her album "Tongues and Tails". It was first heard sung by the artist herself in the Season Four episode "Herstory of Dance" .
The song with lyricsEdit
ControversyEditBack in 1992 when the original video for the song "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" was released it was considered very controversial. Although tame by today's standards, it featured Sophie B. Hawkins singing the song while writhing around in what appeared to be a diaper and contained some homosexual references. MTV refused to air the video banning it from their broadcast so an alternate video was shot featuring just her and her band to placate the network as seen above.