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Why are all of Harry Chapin’s songs about losers?

My parents used to listen to him when I was growing up and I couldn’t help but notice all of his song were about desperate losers. Like this one.

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by Anonymousreply 7July 10, 2024 8:00 PM

Or this one where a fat chick basically begs a security guard to bone her

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by Anonymousreply 1July 10, 2024 4:23 AM

“And here’s she’s acting happy inside her handsome home & me, I’m flying in my taxi— taking tips and getting stoned.”

Why did Sue need a taxi? Why was she in the pouring rain? Did she have a fight with her sugar daddy?

by Anonymousreply 2July 10, 2024 4:40 AM

Because his father never paid attention to him -

by Anonymousreply 3July 10, 2024 4:44 AM

This one is fucked up too

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by Anonymousreply 4July 10, 2024 2:26 PM

R3 There were planes to catch and bills to pay.

by Anonymousreply 5July 10, 2024 5:21 PM

the world is a mirror, op.

by Anonymousreply 6July 10, 2024 5:31 PM

His songs were about feeling like an outsider... which all of us do on some level.

by Anonymousreply 7July 10, 2024 8:00 PM
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