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    • Elvis: There's a song on Imperial Bedroom, "The Loved Ones," that is the hardest song to get over. Considering it's got such a light pop tune, it's like saying, "Fuck posterity; it's better to live." It's the opposite of "Rust Never Sleeps." It's about fuck being a junkie and dying in some phony romantic way like Brendan Behan or Dylan Thomas. Somebody in your family's got to bury you, you know? That's a complicated idea to put in a pop song. I didn't want to write a story around it - I wanted to just throw all of those ideas into a song - around a good pop hook.

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