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Old 05-21-2021, 11:08 AM   #141 (permalink)
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Old 05-21-2021, 11:04 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Sure, we don't have to agree. I do agree that they're funny, like his blatant narcissism in The More You Ignore Me or just the phrase "you're the one for me, fatty". I often find him somewhat condescending towards listeners in various ways, like in the single above where he sings the lines "no bus, no boss, no rain, no train - no emasculation, no castration", insinuating that to him, having to go to work is to be less of a man.

He's always been a little heavy handed with subjects, but I think his gripes were at least a little more charming back in the day. Today, he comes off like an old grump (example from his latest album).

Add to that his rightist views and public blunders that he doesn't seem very apologetic for, like calling chinese people subhumans.. it's like the sullen romantic personae that I think a lot of people viewed him as soured a long time ago.
a lot of that "sullen romantic" was done with a wink and a nudge that I think even escapes some fans
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