“Not Fair” by Lily Allen

This song would be easy to write off as more of the self-centered bitchiness Lily Allen has developed a reputation for, like “Hard Out Here” or “URL Badman”. But a closer look reveals it as one of her smarter and more interesting songs, and one with a valid point to make. I’ve heard this song described as ‘humiliating an otherwise perfect boyfriend for being bad in bed’, but if you listen closely to the lyrics, you’ll realize that she’s not complaining so much about that, but the fact that he doesn’t seem to care. For all the ‘perfect guy’ act he puts on the rest of the time, it doesn’t seem to bother him at all that he’s the only one being satisfied. This doesn’t sound like a sweet guy with a problem he can’t help…it sounds like he isn’t trying to please her because he doesn’t think it matters, and Lily Allen’s point that that’s not okay is actually one of the smarter points she ever made.

Verdict: Much, much better than it seems on the surface.

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