THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — I let Lauryn Hill take a pass the first time around when her new song “Neurotic Society” raised eyebrows for seemingly anti-LGBT lyrics — targeting in particular, transgender people. Song lyrics are most often subject to different interpretations and in the absence of clear evidence, I didn’t care to go down the guessing road that others traveled at that time.
Recently Hill attempted to explain what the lyrics meant. However, instead of clarifying the matter, she muddied things even further. Here’s a passage she is reported to have said on Tumblr:
“Neurotic Society is a song about people not being, or not being able to be, who and what they truly are, due to the current social construct. I am not targeting any particular group of people, but rather targeting everyone in our society who hides behind neurotic behavior, rather than deal with it.”
I don’t have time to figure this out. I do know that Hill had a golden opportunity to set the record straight and now, compelling evidence shows that she didn’t. If people guess wrong on about “Neurotic Society,” she has nobody to blame but herself.
Lauryn Hill’s Tumblr post: http://mslaurynhill.tumblr.com/post/51812480181/neurotic-society-is-a-song-about-people-not-being
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