Believe this: I never went in, nor got near it. I like Justin's stuff and was simply wondering/surfing.....never mind......when I was young all the old folks kept saying "What? I can't understand the words. And when I do, who would listen to such"? But for us it was only "Baby, baby" and "Mama, Mama"...and something about blue suede.....never mind. But now? Maybe the music is so loud it will make folks deaf, and then the only thing in the brain box will be such lyrics?
Lord, have mercy but SOON.
My point wasn't very well laid out (or at all) in the last post, but I guess the idea is just that we can become familiar with certain things (violence, sexuality, etc.) which, if we saw/heard those same things but lacked the familiarity, we might be offended, disgusted, outraged, etc. I'm sure someone transported from 1940, who had only seen the type of fantasy-horror movies they had back then, would be stupefied* by modern horror movies. But many people of my generation or younger can watch 99% of them and consider them tame. Maybe some things are gross, but moreso in the way that immature toilet is off-putting, and not in an offensive way. I personally don't much care for the Cannibal Corpse artwork over the years... nor the Scorpions covers (also censored), nor a lot of others, and generally don't know the lyrics. I do know though that they're fairly tame compared to a good number of other bands. Maybe that I'm desensitized is a bad thing though.
*18 years I've known the word, and that's the first time I've ever used stupefied/stupefy in a sentence! Score!