Ill communication

My day has begun with a ginormous miscommunication between another department, a teaching assistant, myself, and a tenured faculty member. Apparently, a few of the parties involved were in the loop but not the ones that actually really matter and make a difference in terms of schedules and pay, like myself. This is utterly irritating to me and I certainly don’t appreciate it. But that’s behind me now.

But in the same vein, I was listening to the radio this morning – well, XM radio – and Aerosmith’s “Janie got a gun” came on. When I was younger, I never really listened to the lyrics. I sort of always though it was just about some chick who bought a gun. This morning, I think I realized that it’s about her dad who either molested and/or beat her. Damn, guess he did deserve what he got. And she’ll probably get off all charges because hell, there has to be some evidence, right? Maybe I’m reading into it too much.

But tell me, are there any songs you used to mindlessly sing then suddenly understood?

3 thoughts on “Ill communication

  1. If you really pay attention to the video, too, it supports the whole sexual abuse thing. When I was younger, I didn’t realize what it meant either but it’s been a few years when the lyrics clicked for me…
    Of course, I can’t think of any other song at the moment…Maybe “Every Breath You Take” by The Police–that’s kinda creepy if you really listen to it…

  2. That really old song, “Lola”

    I remember thinking it was just a catchy love song, then one day I really listened to the lyrics:

    “Well I’m not the world’s most passionate man, but I know what I am and what I am is a man… and so is Lola”


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