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  1. Regina songs that are hard to listen to

    Really interesting thoughts, almostspotless. That's sort of along the lines of what I was thinking. I definitely think that the content of LYAW is related to gendered violence for a number of reasons. The word "whore" is a gender-specific slur, and the lyrics allude to violence quite plainly: "we beat you and mistreat you..." I think an important thing to note is that, like almostspotless said, Belt is narrated from the perspective of a victim, so the upbeat quality of the song can be interpreted as irreverence. LYAW is the opposite--it is narrated from the perspective of perpetrators of violence, and their tone is unrepentant, even boastful. I think that's why I find it especially distressing. I love that we can interpret Regina's song like we would a work of literature. I've compared her to Dostoevsky on more than one occasion .
  2. Name that Reg Tune... in other words

    "I have a terrible feeling that something's gone awful, very wrong with the world" - Lacrimosa "The untruths continue to be told for an awfully long period of time"
  3. Regina songs that are hard to listen to

    hey all! i used to be pretty active on this forum, but it's been so long since i've posted that i can't recover my old login. i'm still as in love with regina as ever, and i wanted to share something that's been on my mind for some time. we all know that regina is absolutely brilliant at inhabiting other characters' minds, which is part of what makes her such a special artist. perhaps because of this, i have been finding a couple of her songs about violence against women--love, you're a whore, belt, and long brown hair (though this last one is debatable)--very hard and distressing to listen to, particularly because the first two are so lighthearted and even upbeat that a listener who is unfamiliar with her style may not understand her intention. has anyone else experienced this? what do you guys think she's trying to do in songs like this (again, keeping in mind her tone in LYAW and belt)?
  4. hey all! i used to be pretty active on this forum, but it's been so long since i've posted that i can't recover my old login. i'm still as in love with regina as ever, and i wanted to share something that's been on my mind for some time. we all know that regina is absolutely brilliant at inhabiting other characters' minds, which is part of what makes her such a special artist. perhaps because of this, i have been finding a couple of her songs about violence against women--love, you're a whore, belt, and long brown hair (though this last one is debatable)--very hard and distressing to listen to, particularly because the first two are so lighthearted and even upbeat that a listener who is unfamiliar with her style may not understand her intention. has anyone else experienced this? what do you guys think she's trying to do in songs like this (again, keeping in mind her tone in LYAW and belt)?