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Old 11-01-2018, 10:34 AM   #61
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Yeah, I’ve always interpreted XYU as Billy either putting on a persona (or embracing his inner id), in an effort to show how losing your “one and only” can make someone behave in irrational and borderline psychotic ways. The lyrics are very misogynistic but don’t paint the protagonist in a positive light either. But I may be giving Bill too much credit; it’s possible that is literally how he viewed his ex at the time and given how he acts in real life, it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to think that he believes that a man who rants like he does in XYU is being completely rational and the hero of the story.

Anyway, I also can’t believe I forgot that 101 percent line and the lyrics to Gastro Pains. Probably the worst lyrics he’s ever written.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:55 AM   #62
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I think XYU is more about his relationships to his mother or step-mother. I've never thought XYU stood for ex-why-you, but rather X.Y.YOU...as in *you* being last.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:38 AM   #63
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An ex of mine from way back in the day who was a radical pro-lifer was terrified of that song because she said it was written from the perspective of the ghost of an aborted fetus.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:29 PM   #64
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To sum it up: xyu is about an immature man-baby using violent language to slut shame a woman he wants desperately
You are the reason we have Imagine Dragons

The lyrics are fucking insane but that’s the point

Big Man With a Gun has fucking terrible lyrics but it’s the point

It’s like, men face issues with sanity too! I don’t understand why writing lyrics that come from the darkest most hidden away parts of your soul are taboo.

Men think fucked up shit and have a lot of societal pressure, XYU reflects that, for better or worse even if the lyrics are unhinged and misogynistic

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:30 PM   #65
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An ex of mine from way back in the day who was a radical pro-lifer was terrified of that song because she said it was written from the perspective of the ghost of an aborted fetus.
Holy shit. I love everything about this. I hope every "pro-lifer" (or more accurately, every person who believes old white men should have dominion over women's bodies) has nightmares about the ghosts of aborted fetuses. Do they look like Casper? Was Casper supposed to be a fetus ghost? Eh, I guess he was too big.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:13 PM   #66
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I think XYU is more about his relationships to his mother or step-mother. I've never thought XYU stood for ex-why-you, but rather X.Y.YOU...as in *you* being last.
xy = male, u = you, "you, male", that wouldn't make much sense unless the subject of the song is a transgender person. "ex, why you?" seems more plausible.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:09 PM   #67
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An ex of mine from way back in the day who was a radical pro-lifer was terrified of that song because she said it was written from the perspective of the ghost of an aborted fetus.
this made the thread worth it


 
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:44 PM   #68
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Sure are a lot of people in this thread desperately clinging to the idea that noted racist/transphobe/Infowars fan/cuckoo Billy Corgan could not possibly be a misogynist

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 02:58 PM   #69
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yes, but all of that isn't nearly as bad as

all i wanted was just to hold you close
a little sunshine just to butter my toast

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:11 PM   #70
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Sure are a lot of people in this thread desperately clinging to the idea that noted racist/transphobe/Infowars fan/cuckoo Billy Corgan could not possibly be a misogynist


I'mma peace out of this bc a woman pointing out misogyny has derailed this whole shitty lyrics thread.

Also, I don't know what an Imagine Dragon is.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:59 PM   #71
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lest we forget:

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chicks just get in the way
chicks just get in the way
I'm not gay but
chicks just get in the way

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:10 PM   #72
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Sure are a lot of people in this thread desperately clinging to the idea that noted racist/transphobe/Infowars fan/cuckoo Billy Corgan could not possibly be a misogynist
Maybe he is, but I'd base that on what he says in interviews and not treat his lyrics as if they're 100% honest Billy. It's be like saying that someone who makes horror movies for a living really wishes they could stab a bunch of people.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:10 PM   #73
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Until I die of a broken heart
A broken heart
Until I die of a broken heart
A broken heart
Until I die


Lazy and uninspired AF.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:10 PM   #74
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you guys good at excel?

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:15 PM   #75
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Sure are a lot of people in this thread desperately clinging to the idea that noted racist/transphobe/Infowars fan/cuckoo Billy Corgan could not possibly be a misogynist
Thereís like one person in this thread saying it isnít misogynist

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:20 PM   #76
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you guys good at excel?
So good that my Grindr name is PowerBI.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:30 PM   #77
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All of 1979

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:08 PM   #78
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lol get a lode of these two jokesters

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:29 PM   #79
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There is love enough for the both of us
There is love enough
There is love
There is love enough for the both of us
There is love enough
There is love
There is love, love, love

His phrasing during this whole outro pisses me off too.

Oceania sucks!

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:30 PM   #80
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Took you oughta teach Billy some grammar

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:31 PM   #81
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I'm sort of a moron, but that just doesn't sound right.

"There's love enough for both of us, bro".

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:42 PM   #82
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For some reason I kinda like that line. I at least think it’s better than the chorus of its Shitegeist cousin: “That’s the way my love is, that’s the way I care.”

I know that’s one of the more popular tracks off that album but no one will ever convince me he spent more than 10 minutes on those lyrics.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:52 PM   #83
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Yeah, I guess it's not the worst line. I just hate the thing he does with his voice when he sings it... Sounds weird and it's an inflection that he doesn't normally use... Makes it sound corny as hell.

 
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:54 PM   #84
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"There is luhhhhhhhhhhhvvvv eeeeeeeenuhhhhhhhhhhh for the both of us"

 
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:24 AM   #85
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Just based on the timing, I'd think it was about his first wife, if anybody in particular.
They were still together. Chris was even with him on one of the early MCIS radio interviews.

 
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:24 AM   #86
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they say that life ain't easy
they'll say your life's a crime
destroy up all good reason
how i'm alive

they'll say that nothing matters
not even your will to survive
of course i love you baby
'cause i'm alive
yes, i'm alive

and of course

The world's on fire
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Monday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Tuesday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Wednesday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Thursday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Friday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Saturday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Sunday

 
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:30 AM   #87
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these are honest-to-goodness lyrics? you guys aren't making them up?

 
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:10 AM   #88
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Itís you that I adore
Youíll always be my whore
Youíll be the mother to my child
And a child to my heart

We must never be apart
We must never be apart

Lovely girl, youíre the beauty in my world
Without you, there arenít reasons left to find

about all the poetic truth of a high school journal keeper

 
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:28 AM   #89
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They were still together. Chris was even with him on one of the early MCIS radio interviews.
And...did she talk a few words about their happy marriage?

 
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:31 AM   #90
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xy = male, u = you, "you, male", that wouldn't make much sense unless the subject of the song is a transgender person. "ex, why you?" seems more plausible.
Z is the last letter of the alphabet. XYU is like putting someone (you) last.

 
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