Harold’s Hooligans(of the week):
Song: Denial Is Despondency
From T.J. Copello(vocals):
"This song was written about a close friend who, at the time, was going through a pretty serious identity crisis and depression. Nearly everything described in the song was exactly as I and others observed through the course of a few months before he moved away. I envisioned his apartment, his clothes, his actions, his habits. I envisioned what others had said about him. I told the story in the first person, even though there was no way anyone could ever know what was going on inside his head but him. I did this for a reason. Because to me, it was almost like he was always judging himself as if he were someone else observing his behavior. I wrote what other people thought and felt as a result of his actions, through his eyes. What’s sort of funny about this song was that, at the time I didn’t realize it was sort of foreshadowing the events in my life to come over the next couple years, some I’m still dealing with currently. When I first wrote it, it screamed my friends name, likeness, situation. Now, whenever I play it back, I just see my own."
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