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The 30 Best Kiss-Offs in Musical History

27. Rowland S. Howard — “I Burnt Your Clothes”

The late and great Rowland S. Howard included a reworking of “He Cried” on his 1999 masterpiece Teenage Snuff Film — right before this song, which is even more vicious (as its title might suggest). It’s Howard’s utter detachment that makes this so compelling — and all the more so because of the sense that he’s just as appalled by his actions as the listener is.

Key lines: “Guess what? I don’t care/ About who, or what, or when, or where/ And heaven knows/ I burnt your clothes”

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