Pink is back at it again, spitting naughty words and ruthlessly stomping over whatever vocal tracks were laid for her. And here we thought motherhood would’ve toned the blonde-haired rebel down a bit; her new tongue-in-cheek single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” from forthcoming The Truth About Love (September 2012) will be quite a treat for radio producer edits:

I think I’ve finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much
I think this might be it for us (blow me one last kiss)
Just when I think it can’t get worse, I had a shit day (no!)
You had a shit day (no!), we’ve had a shit day (no!)

And that’s before she even hits the “whiskey-dick” verse. What’s odd, though, is that the song is clearly meant as a sarcastic jab to a lover, but never pauses for the chorus-play on words to be executed. Whether it was intentional or not, Pink doesn’t deliver the naughty promise that’s made outside of the parentheses. It’s shaped like a massive hit but the torrid beats and the buried rhythm of the guitar yearn to be accompanied by her soulful pop pipes. If only “Blow Me” had the hook to drive it all the way.

Of course Pink is just so damn lovable. Her fearlessness over the years has brought her so much success, whether mouthing off to the foolish women of her generation in “Stupid Girls” or rejoicing in newfound singledom in the reckless “So What.” But why, Pink, didn’t you smooth over some of that raspy snarl and spite with a little soul?