Sunday, January 22, 2012

The second person

I have a tendency to interpret "you" in song lyrics as referring to myself. This can be unpleasant when I listen to punk rock and wonder why the singer is so mad at me, but it's fun when I listen to religious music and am told that I redeemed the world.

1 comment:

dotparka said...

You made me think about "Holiday in Cambodia" by The Dead Kennedys. Just went through the same process myself, and felt guilt at the thought that I may be a "Star-bellied Sneech" (Biafra's acidic Dr Seuss reference). My ultimate conclusion is that I am not this type of archetype, but that the process of measuring yourself against others' accusations, claims or premises allows you to reflect on your values and adjust your thinking as required. Thanks for the thought bite - Dotparka