“It is about a teacher I had freshman year,” says Perfume Genius, “he was also my wrestling coach.” Everyone has teachers they remember, but they’re not all like Mr Petersen.
Perfume Genius writes songs that are stripped bare and trembling like exposed, raw nerves. “He let me smoke weed in his truck,” he sings, then “he made me a tape of Joy Division.” Mr Petersen sounds like he might be an awesome guy, but then again…
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