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Thread #49789 Message #753587
Posted By: Mark Cohen
24-Jul-02 - 06:19 AM
Thread Name: Steve Earle takin' heat for new song
Subject: RE: BS: Steve Earle takin' heat for new song
Actually, Admiral Perry said, "We have met the enemy, and he is ours." Walt Kelly paraphrased it, quite brilliantly, as was his wont.
When I wrote These Hands, which is told from the point of view of a child abuser, I was often criticized for making the narrator "too sympathetic". In fact, the whole point of the song is that sometimes the distance between "him" and "the rest of us" can be very, very small.