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VonOben
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I've really started to enjoy YCBTO lately, mostly by reading the lyrics and not listening to the song. It is cynical beyond beleif, "I'd agree to any stupid new-age things just to f**k you".

In the past I found the song so horrible I never really reflected on the lyrics.

And, yea... I kind of... identify. :innocent:
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I never really got that sense from it.

The "threatened species they adore me" line in particular is absolutely ridiculous, so I would view it as more a case of Von saying "I would invent stupid new age stuff and then boast about it; you know it's absurd, I know it's absurd, and each of us knows that the other knows, but I'm doing it anyway".

I've always said it's the flipside of More. More is Von the wounded yearning romantic (who yet acknowledges that at least half of it is a sham: "learning to cry for fun and profit"), YCBTO is Von the piss-artist, and you need both sides to understand the full picture.
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mh wrote:I never really got that sense from it.
"I don't like the rest, your sign's the best. Whatever it is I'm most impressed."

How could you not?

In a way it's SKOS's sister. Same topic, different levels of cynicism.
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Sorry, to me it's a throwaway song, and I like Da Mish lol
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VonOben wrote:
mh wrote:I never really got that sense from it.
"I don't like the rest, your sign's the best. Whatever it is I'm most impressed."

How could you not?

In a way it's SKOS's sister. Same topic, different levels of cynicism.
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The "threatened species they adore me"

von foresaw the death of the goths... accepting he still remains a goth even now
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paint it black wrote:The "threatened species they adore me"
The things one would say to get an animal rights activist girl into bed...
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I guess the main difference is that I see Von as being the active participant, even the instigator, rather than being passive/reactive.

That's pretty much what I was trying to say above, but in far fewer words.
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I don't like YCBTO.
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tristan1331 wrote:I don't like YCBTO.
dem's fightin' words :lol:
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