So, I’ve been getting annoyed again at people who just CANNOT let “Tough Cookie” go.
Seriously, why are people so fucking bent over song lyrics? I mean, I understand not being in the mood for something and all that. But what gets me is this whole attitude that if a song has rough or objectionable lyrics, it means that the author is just a horrible, horrible person, and that anyone who has the audacity to enjoy it is every bit as bad.
Talk about your feel-good sanctimonious bullshit. And it is complete bullshit–an utter and irredeemable waste of time. People have been bitching about song lyrics not only my entire lifetime, but my dead elderly father’s entire lifetime.
This dude thought that shit was totally lame.
Shitting your pants over song lyrics has never had any meaningful impact on society. “Listening to Elvis Will Make You Pregnant!” “Little Richard Promotes Indecency!” “‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ Will Make You Commit Suicide!” “Songs by Zico Will Destroy Humanity!”
I feel like saying, these are fucking songs. They don’t make a difference–seriously, they don’t. Crawl down and write your Congressman instead about these issues that are so allegedly dear to you. (Do you even know who that is? Or is finding that out work, while whining on and on AND ON AND ON is fun for you?)
But why should I bother?
One thing I truly believe is that you should focus on what you can control (which, duuuhhhhhhhhh, is not the creative output of somebody else). Respect boundaries. Don’t focus on what other people do, focus on what you can do.
So, in that spirit, I have decided that whenever I read someone taking a shit all over Zico and “Tough Cookie” (and since I put haters on ignore, it’s not like I go looking for it), I will watch “Tough Cookie” ten times on YouTube. Twenty times if the person is particularly obnoxious.
I watch it on the Seven Season channel, I let the ads run uninterrupted, I watch on various devices, with volume up and detailed resolution, etc., etc.–all the stuff you need to do to make your view really count.
And, hey! Why should I limit this enlightened, stress-reducing coping strategy to me? Why not make it easy for other, equally annoyed people to take the wind out of some pretentious gasbag?
I’m all about the sharing. So, here is my very first YouTube playlist, entitled “Fxxx all the haters.” Play it whenever you are in the mood to, you know, fuck ’em. All.
ETA: While I’m at it, here’s a mix of many (but not all, because they’re not all on YouTube) of Zico’s “problematic” songs. Play them for anyone who thinks that all Korean media must be G-rated, because Koreans and their media exist only to serve the need of whiny, pearl-clutching Americans.