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* BlackComedy: "When you get to be my age, the police don't assume that you still like to light things on fire. Bearing that in mind, I wouldn't trust me either!" ("Boy Soprano")


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A frequent complaint from the band's detractors and sometimes even the band's fans. Whether or not you agree (and to what degree) probably depends on how well you think that they pull it all off.


* TheWoobie: Jamie's clearly been through a lot in his life -- recurring topics in his work include child abuse, sexual assault, and suicide (including that of his father). In 2013, he wrote on the band's website asking fans to send him reasons to keep living.

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* TheWoobie: Jamie's clearly been through a lot in his life -- recurring topics in his work include child abuse, sexual assault, and suicide (including that of his father). In 2013, he wrote on the band's website asking fans to send him reasons to keep living.living, and in 2019 cancelled an entire tour for undisclosed mental health issues.


* FriendlyFandoms: With friends Music/ParentheticalGirls and Music/{{Swans}}. The latter also shared Thor Harris as a precussionist.

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* FriendlyFandoms: With friends Music/ParentheticalGirls and Music/{{Swans}}. The latter also shared Thor Harris as a precussionist.percussionist and Chris Pravdica as a live bassist.


* FriendlyFandoms: With friends Music/ParentheticalGirls and Music/{{Swans}}.

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* FriendlyFandoms: With friends Music/ParentheticalGirls and Music/{{Swans}}. The latter also shared Thor Harris as a precussionist.


* FriendlyFandoms: With friends Music/ParentheticalGirls and Music/{{Swans}}, the latter of whom they share two members (Thor Harris and Chris Pravdica) with.

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* FriendlyFandoms: With friends Music/ParentheticalGirls and Music/{{Swans}}, the latter of whom they share two members (Thor Harris and Chris Pravdica) with.Music/{{Swans}}.


** "Mary Turner Mary Turner", a song describing the horrific lynching of a pregnant black woman in Georgia. The song is a true story.

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** "Mary Turner Mary Turner", a song describing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1918_lynchings true story]] of the utterly horrific lynching murder of a pregnant black woman by a white lynch mob in Georgia. The song is a true story.word "lynching" doesn't even ''begin'' to describe what happened to her.

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** "Petite", a song about child prostitutes. The sheer despair on display is utterly haunting, and the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB8pb8KKpZg video]] is almost entirely composed of headshots of underaged girls that Jamie found on Backpage.
** "Faith, Torn Apart" is also extremely sobering, with the latter half of the song being a spoken word poem from the perspective of each of the girls in the "Petite" video.


* FriendlyFandoms: With friends Music/ParentheticalGirls.

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* FriendlyFandoms: With friends Music/ParentheticalGirls.Music/ParentheticalGirls and Music/{{Swans}}, the latter of whom they share two members (Thor Harris and Chris Pravdica) with.

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** "Mary Turner Mary Turner", a song describing the horrific lynching of a pregnant black woman in Georgia. The song is a true story.


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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: "Mary Turner Mary Turner" pulls ''no punches'' in showing just how brutal and inhumane racism in the United States can get.


** "Blacks".
*** "I have had enough of this life."

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** "Blacks".
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"Blacks". "I have had enough of this life."

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** "Blacks".
***"I have had enough of this life."

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* FriendlyFandoms: With friends Music/ParentheticalGirls.


* BlackComedy: "When you get to be my age, the police don't assume that you still like to light things on fire. Bearing that in mind, I wouldn't trust me either." ("Boy Soprano")

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* BlackComedy: "When you get to be my age, the police don't assume that you still like to light things on fire. Bearing that in mind, I wouldn't trust me either." either!" ("Boy Soprano")



** "Black Drum Machine." ''"THERE MUST BE SOME THINGS FOR WHICH OUR GOD CANNOT BE ACCUSED."''
** The end of "Cynthia's Unisex." ''[[MadnessMantra "I hate everyone but you... I hate everyone but you..."]]''



** "Black Drum Machine." "THERE MUST BE SOME THINGS FOR WHICH OUR GOD CANNOT BE ACCUSED THERE ''MUST'' BE ''SOME THINGS'' FOR WHICH OUR GOD CANNOT BE ACCUSED..."
** The end of "Cynthia's Unisex." [[MadnessMantra "I hate everyone but you... I hate everyone but you..."]]
** "I Luv Abortion" is about a friend of Jamie's who cut herself while she was a pregnant teenager (even mailing him the knife she used), due to massive doubting her parenting abilities.
*** "I look at my thighs and I see death, [[SarcasmMode it's great, I love abortion...]]"

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** "Black Drum Machine." "THERE MUST BE SOME THINGS FOR WHICH OUR GOD CANNOT BE ACCUSED THERE ''MUST'' BE ''SOME THINGS'' FOR WHICH OUR GOD CANNOT BE ACCUSED..."
** The end of "Cynthia's Unisex." [[MadnessMantra "I hate everyone but you... I hate everyone but you..."]]
** "I Luv Abortion" is about a friend of Jamie's who cut herself while she was a pregnant teenager (even mailing him the knife she used), due to massive doubting of her parenting abilities.
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abilities. ''"I look at my thighs and I see death, [[SarcasmMode it's great, I love abortion...]]"]]"''



* RefugeInAudacity: ''"Black dick! Black dick! Black dick! Black dick!"''



** Special mention goes to "Botanica de Los Angeles," which seems to be about Stewart witnessing the suicide of a sexual assault victim and being unable to do anything.
** "Luber," apparently about a student of Jamie's with neglectful parents. The impassioned delivery just makes it even more devastating.
** "Suha." "I hate my body / I hate the desert / I'm gonna hang myself / when will I be going home?"
** "I Luv the Valley OH!", which is supposedly about an orphan in distress. Coupled with Xiu Xiu's most beautiful instrumentation, it's hard not to feel a little sad inside when listening to it.
* TheWoobie: Jamie's clearly been through a lot in his life. If a recent twitter post is to be believed, he was molested at the age of 8, which certainly explains the recurring themes of sexual abuse in his work...

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** Special mention goes to "Botanica de Los Angeles," Angeles", which seems to be about Stewart witnessing the suicide of a sexual assault victim and being unable to do anything.
** "Luber," "Dangerous You Shouldn't Be Here", about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. ''"There is no way to light an altar for you, everything is too wet."''
** "Luber",
apparently about a student of Jamie's with neglectful parents. The impassioned delivery just makes it even more devastating.
** "Suha." "Suha". "I hate my body / I hate the desert / I'm gonna hang myself / when will I be going home?"
** "I Luv the Valley OH!", which is supposedly about an orphan in distress. Coupled with Xiu Xiu's most beautiful instrumentation, it's hard not to feel a little sad inside when listening to it.
* TheWoobie: Jamie's clearly been through a lot in his life. If a recent twitter post is to be believed, he was molested at the age of 8, which certainly explains the life -- recurring themes of topics in his work include child abuse, sexual abuse in assault, and suicide (including that of his work...father). In 2013, he wrote on the band's website asking fans to send him reasons to keep living.

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** "Support Our Troops OH!" Stewart's spoken-word monologue is creepy enough, but the dissonant sound effects really push it over the edge.

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