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Old 05-20-2022, 12:04 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Run2Me - A Dumpster Fire or Misplaced and Misunderstood? (Video Included)

I've never gotten the hate for Run2Me, the song itself. I get that the title spelled using a number 2 instead of "to" is an interesting choice (personally, I like it because of the aesthetic of the word flow [I don't know how else to explain that]) and makes most people cringe.

The song itself I can see why it puts people off due to the placement. It's essentially a theme song on an otherwise rock album. I don't know how else it could have been released, except by solo on a soundtrack. If there was an 80's throwback fantasy movie named "Run2Me" it would have been perfect as a title track.

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People complain the lyrics are just "Run to me, run to me" over and over again, but no one ever complained that the Neverending Story is like "Storrrrryyyyyyy oh oh oh oh oh, the Neverending Storrrry" a bunch of times. Naw, it's loved. It's Nostalgic. Even Stranger Things used it in a sequence in their 3rd Season.

In a context of a 80's style Fantasy theme song, overall I think Run2Me is a jammin' tune, and very enjoyable. I can see why it's disliked where it is, but I don't understand the overall hate of the song itself.

What to you makes Run2Me the worst Pumpkins track? And more than "It sucks" or "It's garbage" as a reply. Can you quantify your dislike?

Does my explanation or video reference change your perspective on the song any?

Let's talk this out.

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 02:28 PM   #2
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Congratulations on giving this song more though than anyone else on the planet; including Billy Corgan.

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 03:33 PM   #3
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I mean, it's fine. Looks like I listened to it five times, and that's on the high side for that album. I like it well enough, though I also like "Death From Above" and that seems pretty equally hated around here, so what do I know. Let the man do some Erasure once in a blue moon, as a treat, you joyless fucks.

Your video's fun. What the fuck is "Rumble."

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 04:02 PM   #4
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What the fuck is "Rumble."
Republican YouTube. Not as censored and their algorithms are not biased.

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 04:04 PM   #5
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it certainly made for a good "piss break" back in 2015

that's about the best I can say for it

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 04:19 PM   #6
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Republican YouTube. Not as censored and their algorithms are not biased.
Having now read about Rumble and its prominent users like Alex Jones and Dan Bongino, and its partnership with chucklefuck "news" station OAN, I will say to your last claim, "Uh huh."

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 04:21 PM   #7
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Can someone who isn't as tired as I am pls make a parody thread about beloved poster Run2Pee

Love u buddy but it's been a tough week, hope you're recovering well

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 04:29 PM   #8
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"I like it well enough, though I also like "Death From Above" and that seems pretty equally hated around here"
People really hate that song? It's one of the better songs from that era I think, but wtf do I know—I think "Pomp and Circumstances" is one of the best songs on Zeitgeist and people hate that too.

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 05:24 PM   #9
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Death from above is fantastic, though I suppose there's always going to be people who don't enjoy certain songs, no matter what they are.

I don't really judge a video streaming platform based on some of it's users. There's an equal amount of people using YouTube that you could critisize.

I don't know that it's worth making it a political issue. For instance, I mean, if you don't like Alex Jones and Alex Jones uses an iPhone, I don't think abandoning or shunning Apple is the answer.

YouTube has a monopoly and too much control on what you can and cannot post. It needs a competetive platform (or more!).

I've had my own fair share of issues using YouTube in the past, and for me it doesn't seem like a platform that's worth the hassle. Rumble appears to have a solid player, and the best chance at competing with YouTube going into the future. I think that's healthy for the market.

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 05:53 PM   #10
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Death, run2pee and pomp are equally horrible...
But i guess those songs will be topped by an opera song on the firthcoming synthy album.

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 05:55 PM   #11
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Floowlead...are u a lost/ banned sadmachine. How come you switched to netzphoria?

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 06:23 PM   #12
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Floowlead...are u a lost?

I know exactly where I am.



..and I know the meaning of it all.

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 06:35 PM   #13
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What to you makes Run2Me the worst Pumpkins track? And more than "It sucks" or "It's garbage" as a reply. Can you quantify your dislike?
OK, a hard 10.

 
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Old 05-20-2022, 06:37 PM   #14
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Also, fuck Rumble on principle. We don’t need right wing alternatives to everything just to make safe spaces for white supremacist snowflakes and mass murderers.

 
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I don’t hate it. It reminds me a bit of the Neverending Story theme. I take it like it’s a cute song about loving your child or pet or whatever.

 
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I didn’t read that long first post. But yeah. Dumpster fire.

 
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For instance, I mean, if you don't like Alex Jones and Alex Jones uses an iPhone, I don't think abandoning or shunning Apple is the answer.
"Alex Jones wears clothes, and yet you also wear clothes. Interesting." Come on, man.

I agree it sucks that YouTube is essentially a monopoly—I would even say Google is evil—but if the only way you can compete in the market is by welcoming all the psychos who got deplatformed for hate speech, peddling lies, etc., that's a really shitty business model.

 
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I didn’t read that long first post.

It's not for everybody but it is for One and All

 
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