Interpretations:All The Lazy Boyfriends

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A sharp indictment of male entitlement[edit]

This is a very scornful song about a particular type of guy who relies heavily on other people (living in other people's "basements, attics, garages... sheds", sponging off girlfriends until they feel "buyer's remorse") while doing nothing to help himself or anyone else. He has no plans and takes no action. He promises that he's going to change any day now, but he only prepares to change--he never takes a concrete step toward fixing his life or himself. It's basically a prequel to "Take Out the Trash". --Rosefox (talk) 18:03, 17 Apr 2015 (EST)

It makes a good companion to their cover of Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills", come to think of it. -- 20:36, 6 September 2015 (EDT)

If it's a particular type of guy, it's hardly male entitlement, is it? Just regular entitlement being practiced by some males. -Someone

I don't think this relates to the guy in "Take Out the Trash" – that guy was a "go-getter", the opposite of the slackers described in this song. Also, after "everything" the Trash guy "said and did", he seems much worse than some man-child who doesn't bother to do chores. -- Thread Bomb (talk) 04:31, 25 February 2020 (EST)

Completely Random Thought[edit]

Okay, this *probably* isn't it, but part of me wonders if this isn't a reference to the late-but-not-forgotten band LCD Soundsystem. For one thing, this song borders on dancepunk, but more than that is the chorus:

Did you say out loud that you think you've lost your edge?/Man, you never lost your edge/All the lazy boyfriends are preparing to change

That has two (very hypothetical) connections to LCD Soundsystem songs -- "I'm Losing My Edge" and "I Can Change," the latter of which is about someone declaring that he "can change, if it helps you fall in love."

All right, I admit, it's not very likely. But hey, there are stranger interpretations of songs on here. Jkfecke (talk) 03:42, 1 May 2015 (EDT)

Flans is a big fan of LCD Soundsystem though, so maybe... (Mr Tuck)