97: A Simple Plan
|A Simple Plan|
Title text: This is true. The lyrics are ridiculous.
The song on the radio is "Welcome to My Life" by Simple plan (not A Simple Plan), which was released in 2004 as a first single to the band's second album "Still Not Getting Any...". The lyrics of the song mainly deal with the frustration of adolescence, e.g. Life becoming real. Many, if not all, adolescents go through a phase were the on-going realisation of becoming fully responsible for their body, mind and personality beyond parents scares them. While longing to the simple childhood of the past, this also reminds them that this is what they wanted as a child in the first place.
The above paradox leads to teenage angst, graphically displayed in the song, which questions quality of life, and therefore maybe taking the "Simple Plan" and terminating life because it lacks this quality. Cueball, obviously beyond this phase, first hears the pop-song, liking it for it's addictive sound, and then realising the lyrics may turn some adolescents into bodybags.
- [Cueball standing in front of stool with radio on it.]
- Radio: You don't know what it's like to be me!
- At first, I loved A Simple Plan. Then I realized, with creeping horror, that they were serious.