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José Gonzalez Defends/Explains His Lyrics

In Jose Gonzalez on March 4, 2008 at 8:00 am

The green-friendly, Sweden-dwelling singer José Gonzalez who performed at Miami’s Manuel Airtime Theater over the weekend told City Link Magazine that the song “How Low?” from his album In Our Nature  is not, NOT about Mr. President Bush.

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“I was thinking more about media and the effect it has on the population. I wrote it not making it too specific, so the songs are more about howthings can get really wrong when you’re not seeing the external effects of what you’re doing.”

Er, okay. JG shared his rationale of songwriting as well with his interviewer Bob Weinberg:

“Musically and lyrically, I was aiming at trying to change [things] and not give up, both on a personal level and a world level. I feel that my music is positive and I can’t write aggressive songs. It’s sort of what I like aesthetically, so it’s not to be taken seriously.”

Uh, okay. With lyrics like “Absorbed in your ill hustling, you’re feeding a monster/Someday you’ll be up to your knees in the S__you seed”—what did you want the gente to think, JG?

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