Unwrapped: Adam Green / The Boss Inside
We ask Adam Green to 'Unwrap' his song 'The Boss Inside' from his album Minor Love...
Welcome to Unwrapped, the new feature on Artrocker.TV where we're asking musicians to 'unwrap' a song for us (see what we did there?) and explain the meaning and inspirations behind it.
Today, New York's Adam Green discusses 'The Boss Inside' from his recent album Minor Love.
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Adam Green/ Boss Inside by Artrocker
ADAM GREEN: "This was the only song co-written for the album, by myself with a friend Jack, who played in the Moldy Peaches with me.
We always do impressions of people from Long Island, which is close to New York City. It has a particular accent and some customs which are funny to us, so we do impressions of these women from Long Island.
Anyway, he does this one who's a real bitch. We got to thinking about her as this ugly, middle aged woman, who despite the fact that she has virtually nothing to offer a man is a bully to men - she Henpecks. You heard of that phrase? It's a woman who controls a man depite there not being much great about them. She's just very commanding.
So we came up with this idea: let's say that she can never be satisfied - that her ego is continually looking for a man who would finally tell her to shut the fuck up.
And so she finally finds a man who's drunk and abusive. And the second that they actually fuck, he starts to become a whoose. And so the song is a lament about how the boss inside of this man died. Despite the fact that he was her last hope of being the drunk, abusive guy she was looking for.