Back in 2004, the world was shocked when the legendary Ohio rock band Guided By Voices announced that its latest album, Half Smiles of the Decomposed, was to be its final album. But as sad as the announcement was, it was somewhat reassuring to know that they were going out with one of their best records to date. This song, which kicks off the record, is a little ditty about people thinking you’re a a negative creep, lazy, worthless, and/or a jerk. Sorta know how he feels these days.
Of course, the breakup didn’t last. Nor did the reunion. Nor, I suspect, will the latest breakup. So there’s that….