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    America/your head's too big/because
    America/your belly's too big
    and I love you/I just wish you'd stay where
    you is/in
    America/the land of the Free, they said
    and of opportunity/in a Just and a Truthful way
    but where the President
    is never black, female or gay
    and until that day
    you've got nothing to believe/in
    America/you know where
    you can shove your hamburger
    and don't you wonder
    why in Estonia they say
    "hey you, you big fat pig"/"you big fat pig"
    "you big fat pig"-?
    Steely-blue eyes/ with no love in them
    scan the world
    and a humourless smile with no warmth
    within/greets the world
    and I/have got nothing/to offer you
    just this heart deep and true
    which you say you don't need
    See with your eyes
    touch with your hands - please
    know in your soul
    hear through your ears - please
    for haven't you me with you now?
    and I love you
    I love you
    I love you


    this is by Morrissey, the song is called "America Is Not The World"

    I find this song to be pretty true, its like a love/hate relationship with many of us when it comes to america. what do you think?

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    I like that song a lot, and Morissey is my ideal asexual loverman.

    However, Morrissey seems to think that the average American a) knows what Estonia is and b) gives a shit about what they may or may not say or think, both of which would be wrong. Unless of course we start bombing them, in which case everyone will know where it is. That frustrates me greatly.

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    ya...well he really isnt asexual, he just doesnt have sex, or at least that is what he said when he was younger, or so ive heard. If he does have sex, he is more likely to be bisexual, he basically admits in his song that he is gay, but chances are he is both, not like it matters, he is still a brilliant motherfucker even if he somehow manages to have sex with himself.

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    Estonians would alla kirjutama.
    and no wonder hearts and minds have been won

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Miss_1565
    I like that song a lot, and Morissey is my ideal asexual loverman.

    However, Morrissey seems to think that the average American a) knows what Estonia is and b) gives a shit about what they may or may not say or think, both of which would be wrong. Unless of course we start bombing them, in which case everyone will know where it is. That frustrates me greatly.

    We had a question about Estonia on my last exam in my foreign policy course and the majority of the class had no fucking clue what the question was about.


    And the majority of the world seems to have a love/hate relationship with this country - we're a global hegemon and we exercize our power, which is bound to piss many people off, yet at the same time we're one of the main exporters of pop culture and represent (somewhat) an idealized land of wealth and freedom. Lately though, it seems that the world is increasingly having a difficult time seperating the two.
    “It is a strange paradox that today’s central banks are generally staffed by economists, who by and large profess a belief in a theory which says that their jobs are, at the best, unnecessary, and more likely wealth-destroying. Needless to say, this is not a point widely discussed among respectable economists. Nevertheless, it is an issue worth pondering.”

    George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose
    ya...well he really isnt asexual, he just doesnt have sex, or at least that is what he said when he was younger, or so ive heard. If he does have sex, he is more likely to be bisexual, he basically admits in his song that he is gay, but chances are he is both, not like it matters, he is still a brilliant motherfucker even if he somehow manages to have sex with himself.
    Where in the song does he "admit" that he's gay?

    As of his cover story intervew in SPIN, he's still celibate and reluctant to say he's gay, straight, or bisexual, as he feels he doesn't swing any of those ways, which is why I used the term asexual as it is the closest I could come. He doesn't define himself, and I don't think anyone should define it for him.

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    Wow, Earth logic please. Man says he doesn't want to have sex so he's teh gay!!11
    and no wonder hearts and minds have been won

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    Most people I know didn't know what Al Quaida was until 9/11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Miss_1565
    Where in the song does he "admit" that he's gay?

    As of his cover story intervew in SPIN, he's still celibate and reluctant to say he's gay, straight, or bisexual, as he feels he doesn't swing any of those ways, which is why I used the term asexual as it is the closest I could come. He doesn't define himself, and I don't think anyone should define it for him.
    haha relax...he basically admits he has interest in all kinds of people. i mean i could be wrong, but the song im not sorry:

    the woman of my dreams she
    never came along
    the woman of my dreams well
    there never was one
    and I'm not sorry for
    for the things I've said
    there's a wild man
    in my head
    there's a wild man
    in my head

    i think he kind of admits a lot in that entire song...i dunno i just think other songs say it too, chances are he doesnt perfer anything, and it doesnt matter, i never said it did.

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    Well, the song could mean that he's thinking of a man instead of a woman. It could also be his acknowledgement of his eccentricities. That Morrissey is an enigma.

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