Magic!'s "Rude" song reminds me of this poet

If anyone has listened to Magic!'s “Rude” I honestly envisioned this Canadian Reggae group singing about…Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning. Haha.

(check the lyrics)

My problem with that song is the singer is just whiny and pouty because his girl’s father doesn’t like him. The father never actually does anything rude.

Last time this video was on, we decided that it was rude to keep asking to marry his daughter when he’s already said “No” several times. :wink:

Not to mention asking when he doesn’t care what the answer is.

Reminds of the far far better song sung by The Pogues’ Shane McGowan, Her father didn’t like me anyway.

“…Her father was a right cunt anyway…cunt!”