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If you have a moment, listen to Awful on Celebrity Skin. Courtney Love insists otherwise, but is this song not about the music industry marketing to (and marketing of)  young girls? Could "Sweet Cherry" refer to Cherie Currie of the Runaways? The Runaways were arguably the first girl band to be heavily marketed as sex symbols (underage at that). "Just shut up your only 16," and  "run away with the light, Run away..." seem to reinforce this idea. Also, "Let's start a riot!," has some interesting possible relations to the greater theme as well, particularly in a 90's context. Read the lyrics and decide for yourself.

Swing low, sweet cherry
Make it awful
It’s your life, it’s your party, it’s so awful
Let’s start a fire
Let’s start a riot! Yeah, it’s awful
It was punk
Yeah, it was perfect; now it’s awful

They know how to break all the girls like you
And they rob the souls of the girls like you
And they break the hearts of girls

Swing low, cherry, cherry
Yeah, it’s awful
He’s drunk, he tastes
Like candy, he’s so beautiful
He’s so deep like dirty water
God, he’s awful
You’re lost, oh, where’s your daddy? It’s so awful

And they royalty rate all the girls like you
And they sell it out to the girls like you
To incorporate little girls

Hey, run away with the light
Run away its divine
Let’s run away, yeah, tonight, and
We’ll steal the light of the world

Swing low, sweet cherry, yeah, it’s awful
You’re gonna ripe for the picking, it’s so awful
You’ve got your youth
Don’t waste your money
Yeah, its awful
I was punk!
Now I’m just stupid
I’m so awful

Oh, just shut up you’re only 16

If the world is so wrong
Yeah you can break them all
With one song
If the world is so wrong yeah you take it all
With one song

Swing low, sweet cherry
Make it awful
Hey bought it all, just build a new one.
Make it beautiful, yeah
— Lyrics Copyright Hole