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bands like the Cure but felt like an outsider with people into “ alternative music ” like that at the time . The Replacements belonged to us all who didn ’ t fit in ... I was too insecure to take myself seriously enough so my identity fell into the realm of self deprecation and nihilism . I loved that they played covers and butchered them . They played Hank Williams songs and Thin Lizzy covers . As soon as they seemed to find success they sabotaged themselves . I respected that because I was too insecure and alienated to take myself seriously ... but the hidden gem here is that The Replacements were brilliant . Their songs were smart , and empathetic . At the same time they made things seem so simple that I felt I could do the same thing . “ Here Comes a Regular ” is a sad song about a guy whose life seemed to be going nowhere . It ’ s so damn sad . How about the line “ I used to live at home , now I stay at the house ”. Wow what a way to express those weird times when you are trying to be an adult but have no idea how to do it .

bands like the Cure but felt like an outsider with people into “ alternative music ” like that at the time . The Replacements belonged to us all who didn ’ t fit in ... I was too insecure to take myself seriously enough so my identity fell into the realm of self deprecation and nihilism . I loved that they played covers and butchered them . They played Hank Williams songs and Thin Lizzy covers . As soon as they seemed to find success they sabotaged themselves . I respected that because I was too insecure and alienated to take myself seriously ... but the hidden gem here is that The Replacements were brilliant . Their songs were smart , and empathetic . At the same time they made things seem so simple that I felt I could do the same thing . “ Here Comes a Regular ” is a sad song about a guy whose life seemed to be going nowhere . It ’ s so damn sad . How about the line “ I used to live at home , now I stay at the house ”. Wow what a way to express those weird times when you are trying to be an adult but have no idea how to do it .

Listen to “ Here Comes A Regular ” by The Replacements

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