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 Posted: Fri Apr 16th, 2021 08:08 pm
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The Ultimate Sin

Joined: Mon Oct 15th, 2007
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Big Garea Fan wrote: One Fan Gang wrote: Big Garea Fan wrote: If suicide counts as murder, then "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam.

I just followed BGF's precedent.   And to continue, I'll add Ode to Billie Joe.
The stories that I have read online say that "Jeremy" was written about a student committing suicide in a classroom in front of his classmates. However, when I read the lyrics, it sounds to me as if Jeremy may have gunned down his classmates instead:

At home drawing pictures
Of mountain tops
With him on top
Lemon yellow sun
Arms raised in a V
And the dead lay in pools of maroon below

What say you? Suicide or school shooting mass murder?

Suicide- the video makes it look like suicide too.  As an earlier poster stated, the singer is giving a recap from a first person point of view.

May I offer you some salt and vinegar chips?