Senses Fail
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Senses Fail have announced that they are taking a few choice words out of fan favorites such as “Bastard Son” and potentially “Hand Guns” in their respective forthcoming re-releases. While this news comes as a comforting joy to some, many other fans do not appreciate the change.

On Monday, Senses Fail asked fans how they would feel if they were to ever-so-slightly change the lyrics to “Hand Guns.” The change would omit the word “whore.” After garnering over 100 responses, the band announced that they would additionally be taking the word “bitch” out of the chorus in “Bastard Son.”

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Since tweeting their decisions, many hostile Twitter users are accusing the band of being “soft” and too politically correct. However, according to Senses Fail, using sexist language doesn’t make anyone look tough.

On the flip side, some Twitter users are accusing the band of trying to “cover-up” their use of the words through the re-recordings. However, Senses Fail assure fans that they couldn’t get rid of the originals even if they tried.

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Senses Fail then backed up their decision by citing personal growth. The band additionally explained that just because something makes you feel emotional, that doesn’t automatically mean the context is morally correct.

“If something can be changed to hopefully not make someone feel like shit why not choose the thing that doesn’t hurt someone,” the band say. “Being anti PC is such a triggered response. You’re triggered in the same way you’re upset at other people for being triggered.”

With that being said, the band have told fans that if they care deeply about the originals, they will still be able to listen to them any time they want.

What are your thoughts on Senses Fail’s decision to take out the words? Sound off in the comments below.

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