If Sonic Youth thinks you're cool
Does that mean everything to you?
If you think Sonic Youth is cool and you
Think that they think that
You're not that cool
Does that mean everything to you?

Thurston hearts The Who
How about you?
Thurston hearts The Who
Do you heart The Who too?
Thurston hearts The Who
How about you?
Thurston hearts The Who
Do you heart The Who too?

It's 5am and we stayed out all night
We've got nothing to do
Except talk about you

Thurston hearts The Who
Do you heart The Who too?


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    General CommentI always took the song as about following the crowd. If Thurston loves The Who, does that mean you have to too, just because he does? It's like, if someone else (especially a band you like) is a big fan of something, do you have to be a fan of it too, or can you make your own mind up about it?

    Peace, Love, Emapthy,
    Louise
    xxx
    Lougolason June 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsexist notions in rock music. that's what i think this is about. i think she was trying to say "hey, we're doing a lot of the same things as sonic youth, but yer not recognizing our contributions kos we're wimmin"
    Lusyphuron May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with you Lougolas
    sugawater3on June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhatever! You are all so wrong! Well, ok. Just kidding. But it seems pretty experimental. She reads a music review that talks about BK being full of man-hate (true) while someone in the background reads the part about other peoples attitudes influencing yours (true). So does this music make you man-hate? Are they talking about you? And do you heart The Who too?
    g2on February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know this song is probably about how Capitalism, ahem, capitalizes on pop culture by getting bands to endorse things and by using popular artists as living breathing billboards BUT sometimes I like to pretend that Kathleen wrote this song about Kurt. Hear me out, Kurt was open about his adoration of Sonic Youth, and Kathleen used to hang out with Kurt before Nirvana blew up. Pretty much every fan knows that Kathleen gave Kurt the inspo for Smells Like Teen Spirit after they "stayed out all night" and got wasted and talked for hours. I like to think that Kathleen sensed Kurt's insecurity and how he longed for acceptance and this song is kind of a reference to the fact that Kurt maybe placed too much significance on other people's opinions of him. Of course, this is a total long shot and I pretty much just made up an entire scenario in my head but I think it adds a totally different aspect to the song - instead of it being about brainwashing and choosing not to think for yourself, it could be about insecurity and being afraid to think for yourself. Either way I don't think its really about Thurston Moore at all.
    serpentskirton July 26, 2015   Link

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