Little Boys (5:20)

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Life is tough and love is rough
For the man who just can't seem to ever get enough
The days go by and the women come and go
So many that you decide to get rid of your front door

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  • DenUltimata

    I appreciate your honesty, Devendra. [7]

    29 Jan 9:52pm Reply
  • Taboowill

    sounds like

    19 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Empyrean_Sun

    @0rion - that is ridiculously awesome.

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • Nimbie

    I appreciate your honesty, Devendra. [6]

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Nimbie

    Les Rallizes Dénudés - Night of the Assassins indeed, but Les Rallizes Dénudés - Night of the Assassins <= Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him.

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • 0rion

    TONY: Your song “Little Boys” is about wanting to marry little boys… Devendra Banhart: Okay, let me explain myself. When we were recording the record, my friend said to me, “You know, man, they’re going to play this record in Starbucks.” And I said, “Well, I’m going to write a song that will guarantee that will never happen.” Then that night we watched the movie Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys, about NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association. At the same time, swimming in my head was the idea of a song about a schizophrenic hermaphrodite with the male and female physical characteristics in one body, but also the male and female psychologies in one body. So the first half of the song is from the male perspective, and then it switches, and the second half is from the female perspective. TONY: Aren’t you worried about getting a reputation like Michael Jackson’s? Devendra Banhart: You mean his reputation as the King of Pop? That would be great!

    10 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Offino

    i want to marry you little boy o.o

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • littletellurian

    i think the "marrying" of little boys is a want to reclaim childhood innocence. and maybe the lyrics were intentional for shock value, and symbolic of how people fail to find innocence in such a statement

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Lucmaffei

    I appreciate your honesty, Devendra. [4]

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • laragonnadoit

    I appreciate your honesty, Devendra. [3]

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • discounted

    I'd like to think he was listening to Alex Chilton's Like Flies On Sherbert when he wrote this. Particularly in response to Hey! Little Child in the style of Girl After Girl. Except slower. And about little boys.

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • springplatypus

    I appreciate your honesty, Devendra. [2]

    2 Jan 2011 Reply
  • gaz_

    so is he a nonce or what

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • alyssabilly

    hahaaha oh devendra...

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Spank26

    Les Rallizes Dénudés - Night of the Assasins [2] Good reference

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • amajana

    haha so sick but really great

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Bury_u_n_Time

    I appreciate your honesty, Devendra.

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • jaz_shambles

    I love how he manages to make a song with such lyrics sound innocent and sweet. laverly stuff.

    10 Mar 2010 Reply
  • LucidStrike

    ... O_o

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • jepascoe

    "this is Humbert Humbert on acid." lol

    4 Nov 2009 Reply
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