Sex Pistols: Bodies Meaning
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She just had an abortion
She was case of insanity
Her name was Pauline she lived in a tree
She was a no one who killed her baby
She sent her letter from the country
She was an animal
She was a bloody...
anonymous Sep 6th, 2005 9:58pm report
This is NOT an anti-abortion song. Johnny Rotten said it's neither pro- or anti-- abortion, just thought provoking
My interpretation was posted instantly with an immediate assessment added by this site that it was a 'poor interpretation'. All interpretations which differed from the pro-choice pipe dream position that such lyrics could be other than anti-abortion are judged, in seconds, as 'poor'. I challenge that assessment. I've given a very well written and analysed interpretation, which should not be called 'poor' because I won't toe the political line on abortion. What John Lyndon said re the lyrics is not credible as other than PC posturing after the fact of a wonderful anti-abortion anthem.
Anybody who can seriously believe these lyrics are not anti-abortion is deluded. It's absurd and clearly an attempt to dodge the inevitable bullying and ostracization the pro-life (especially from the Left/Anarchist side) celebrity would face. Record sales would suffer and they would be snubbed or bullied by media to admit the obvious - they are pro-life lyrics, outstandingly so. ONly the bravest Lefty (like myself) admits to being anti-abortion as the same Left which is obsessed with bullying is the worst bully itself with dissenting views. Who knows how many are pro-life because most people aren't game to say they are, especially types like the Sex Pistols or me, left wing alternative types. good on them for making them up. shame on them for lying about their true meaning.
anonymous Nov 3rd, 2005 11:10pm report
Johnny wrote it after his girlfriend miscarried, and people thought that she had an abortion, even when they really wanted the child. It was, for lack of a better word, his "angry song", though almost any of their songs are Johnny's "angry song."
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