AV Club Interviews RT
6/14/2007 (updated 6/14/2007)

AVC: It's unusual for you to write such overtly political songs as Sweet Warrior's "Dad's Gonna Kill Me" and "Guns Are The Tongues."

RT: I think there are shades of political songs; some are more subtle and can be more effective for being subtle, for being more metaphorical. I've written a lot of songs like that, where it's not really clear if it's a war song or a relationship song. The metaphor can be the most powerful thing of all, but sometimes you have to speak more clearly to more people, and I think this is one of those times.

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