Songs from a long drive

The Fear

Published August 15, 2022, by Tommy George

I think I was introduced to this song in 2009, and I’m pretty sure it was from Jon Acuff’s post about “disclaimers”, where he says

The impossible to succinctly describe Allen created a song in which she attacks and reflects upon the foolishness and wastefulness of our celebrity-infatuated society.

The song being The Fear by Lily Allen.

This is the brutal hook, but you should definitely listen to it in the context of the verses:

I don’t know what’s right and what’s real anymore / I don’t know how I’m meant to feel anymore / When do you think it will all become clear / ‘Cause I’m being taken over by the fear