The Horror Honeys: Hardcover Thursday Jam - 'Don't Stand So Close to Me'

Hardcover Thursday Jam - 'Don't Stand So Close to Me'

Young teacher, the subject
Of schoolgirl fantasy
She wants him so badly
Knows what she wants to be
Inside her there's longing
This girl's an open page
Book marking - she's so close now
This girl is half his age

Poor little Lolita. Everyone is has always focused on the torment of Vladimir Nabokov's leading man, Humbert Humbert (what a dumbass name), without really considering the kind of psychological damage that had to be inflicted on 12-year-old Dolores Haze to cause her to behave the way she did. But since the patriarchy was all that mattered in the 50s, any concern for Lolita's feelings happened later. As evidenced by this awesome 80s song from the Police! So the next time you're jamming to this song at a bar, remember... pedophilia. ~RH