04 April 2014

I am a weapon of massive consumption

Lily Allen has a knack for composing clever pop tunes, and The Fear from her second album, 2009's It's Not Me, It's You is one of her cleverest. The album version is a pleasing mix of glimmering electropop meeting youthful world-weariness at the shallowness of celebrity culture, but I also appreciate this acoustic, slightly Bowdlerised version performed on Q TV in Canada, featuring just a piano and acoustic guitar for accompaniment. What it lacks in Allen swearing  it makes up in simple unadorned directness.

I am a weapon of massive consumption
And it's not my fault, it's how I'm programmed to function.

See also:
Music: Split Enz - I Walk Away (1984)
Music: Eg - Stay Home (1995)
Music: Kenickie - Run Me Over (1998)
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