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- Posted on Apr 8th 2011 8:00AM by Julian Marszalek
Blasting prejudice against the gay community, Allan says, "Even in this modern day you'd think that people would have more important things to think about than someone's sexuality. It's a shame that this goes on in the world -- wake up, for f---'s sake!"
Allan goes on to reveal that he agonised over the song titles, fearing that they would come across as the self-righteous rantings of someone standing on a soapbox.
"I mean, even with the title I thought that sometimes I do things too literally and I wondered whether I should include the word 'homosexuality' and whether that was too clumsy," he explains. "And I wasn't sure because I wanted to avoid clumsiness but I think that if there's any part of that title that's uncomfortable then it's the word 'wrong.'"
As a self-confessed social observer, Allan says that 'I Feel Wrong (Homosexuality Pt. 1)' was inspired after witnessing two men who felt they couldn't express their feelings for each in public because of social constraints.
"I was thinking about it around the time of the first album," he continues. "I'm quite a curious person and I always look at things like the way that people talk. I think I recognised in somebody else a longing for something and that's really what it was. And I guess that I just felt I could create a story around it."