Fuck Whom

27 Dec

I see you drivin round town
with the girl I love
and I’m like,
“fuck you”

>> Here I am, watching you [random gentleman] drive around town. My girl has left me, even though I loved her. She is now with you. Fuck you, sir.

Guess the change in my pocket
wasn’t enough
I’m like, “fuck you,”
and uh, “fuck her, too”

>> I lacked the financial stability to secure her romantic interest. Apparently you [man whom I have been addressing as “you”] can provide that stability, and I find that upsetting. Fuck you twice, sir. Fuck her as well.

If I was richer
I’d still be with you
Ain’t that some shit?
(Ain’t that some shit.)

>> If I had been more well-off, I would still be with you [man whom I have been addressing as “you”]. Doesn’t that just figure?

And though there’s pain in my chest
I still wish you the best,
with a “fuck you”

>>Despite my heartache, I hope everything turns out well for you [man whom I have been addressing as “you”, or ex-girlfriend, or possibly both].

Still though, fuck you.

Fuck you both, I guess.

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2 Responses to “Fuck Whom”

  1. Joel December 27, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    If I was richer
    I’d still be with ya

    Despite the kinetic typography video, I pretty distinctly hear that line as:
    If I was richer
    I’d still be with HER

    Which is a more traditional rhyme, and also avoids muddying the object of the 2nd-person references.

    I would pin this on the animator, not Mr. Green.

    • Kirk December 27, 2010 at 9:33 am #

      I had the same thought. Though pedantic niggles aside, the fact remains that the bulk of the song’s lyrics target the woman, not the man… but then the chorus is pretty much entirely about the man.

      And then in the video (the staged one, not the written one), it seems to be all about the girl as well. So the “you” of the overarching song seems to be her, even though the “you” of the chorus lyrics is him. Mostly, anyway.

      Muddled, Mr. Green. Very muddled. See me after class. 😛

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