SONG: "Bad Religion"
STANDOUT LYRICS: This unrequited love/To me it's nothing but a one-man cult/And cyanide in my styrofoam cup/I can never make him love me/Never make him love me
STORY: The fleeting falsetto and soulful wails of "Bad Religion" strike nerves (recall his Jimmy Fallon performance if you must), permitting most to look past his questionable use of pronouns. He gives us the end of his book; when we want to see where it starts. We pry and prod in real life, hoping he’ll expose the cause of his backseat therapy session. He talks around the source of his love in a few songs ("Forest Gump," "Thinking of You") but not quite about it. Followers of his tale want concrete characters, context and closure.