Bullet for Narcissus

Writers - Tennant/Lowe
First released - 2024
Original album - Nonetheless
Producer - James Ford
Subsequent albums - none
Other releases - none

From the moment I first read this extraordinarily provocative title, I strongly suspected that it might have something to do with former U.S. President Donald Trump, who has very often been described as an extremely narcissistic personality. Sure enough, that turns out to be the case. As journalist Laura Snapes of The Guardian has described it, the song is told from the imagined perspective of a Trump bodyguard who grudgingly accepts that he may have to take a bullet "for a man he hates." (It probably goes without saying how dismayed the Boys are about Trump, whom they have lumped with Vladimir Putin—another public figure they're known to despise, as evidenced by their song "Living in the Past," among other public pronouncements—as "ghastly supposed strongmen" informed by "stupidity and hostility.")

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