The extent to which former Arab Strap vocalist Aidan Moffat's lyrics are rooted in personal experiences has never been entirely clear to me. He always sounds like he's confessing his deepest personal secrets directly to the listener: his words are brutal and unchecked accounts of failed relationships, meaningless sex and alcohol dependency. It's possible, though, that he's instead developing a persona: he's writing songs from the perspective of a particular character, the drunk regular sitting at the bar, gulping down his whiskey and telling anyone who'll listen slightly more than they want to know.
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