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Re: New Cd and new songs
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 19:46:53 EST
Out of a careless remark came a "judgment" that changed the view he
previously held of himself. She called him ugly. She also said that
he didn't really look like "Elvis."
His mother lied to him and he was affected by it.
I think it's going too far to say she lied to him. It's a fact that
Pete does not look like Elvis. You could make a fine case (and Pete
does) for looking beyond appearances to the soul within -- his mother
didn't do that, and (again, given what's presented in the song) I
wouldn't argue if you wanted to call her insensitive and even
mistaken. But a mistake is not a lie, and there's no reason to think
that she was giving anything less than her honest opinion.
"the average Texan...carries not just a gun but a SHOTGUN."
--Pete Townshend, 1967