Puerto Rico Flowers
Fan Death Records
In fact, the whole album is scattered with this misogynistic theme. On “3 Sisters” Sharkey declares ‘I was your life / You were not mine’ and on “The Pain Comes Slowly” he states ‘I served my time dear, can i leave?’ The hook even bellows ‘She says the pain goes slow.’
Fast forward to “Keep Me Around” and its addressed to yet another female, complete with quips like, “You’re beneath me / so please release me,’ ‘I am the perfect man’ and ‘You’re nothing to me / None of you mean a thing.’ Whaaat?
Listen close and you’ll find that 7 is pure tongue-in-cheek Babylon Rules hidden under a more isolated and approachable surface. If Clockcleaner was a play on drunk cretins, PRF is aimed at emotional dudes in hopes they will find themselves unknowingly singing ‘death to women’ choruses in their Hondas. And frankly, that’s why John Sharkey III is still amazing.