Thursday, April 5, 2012

1000 SONGS - DAY 199 SONG # 230

Day 199: A Song about contempt

Getting rid of anger, we introduce another emotion/mood/temper, or whatever it may be: contempt. Normally, we do not like stupid people; but do we hate them? To call someone "stupid" can be an expression of hate; very often, it is an expression of contempt. There is a song by Neil Young about a stupid girl; this is tricky one to post and comment, as it involves gender-relationship/s (oh my golly!) and points to some rumours about the concrete person uncle Neil had in mind, back then, when writing that song (it was not John Mellencamp). To avoid this skylla and that charybdis without having to deafen our ears, lets listen to the scottish siren Shirley and her utterings of contempt directed to a person of the same sex/gender. It isn't just garbage, this song, methinks.




You pretend you're high
Pretend you're bored
Pretend you're anything
Just to be adored
And what you need
Is what you get

Don't believe in fear
Don't believe in faith
Don't believe in anything
That you can't break

You stupid girl
You stupid girl
All you had you wasted
All you had you wasted

What drives you on
Can drive you mad
A million lies to sell yourself
Is all you ever had

Don't believe in love
Don't believe in hate
Don't belive in anything
That you can't waste

You stupid girl
You stupid girl
Can't believe you fake it
Can't believe you fake it

Don't believe in fear
Don't believe in pain
Don't believe in anyone
That you can't tame

You stupid girl
You stupid girl
All you had you wasted
All you had you wasted
You stupid girl
You stupid girl
Can't believe you fake it
Can't believe you fake it

You stupid girl

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