This special factor means that it is neither wise nor fruitful to include the data from this study with the others described above. This article proves the point, however, that the phenomenon of stalking remains multi-faceted and very difficult to classify and evaluate, even after some thirty years of study in both medical and legal domains.
Returning now to the lonesome young man singing the Death Cab for Cutie song it is clear that he does fit some of the profile for stalking behaviors which have been outlined in the scientific studies above. On one level he sounds like a harmless lovesick teenager, suffering a bad case of infatuation with a girl of his own age who does not return his offers of affection: “You reject my advances and desperate pleas/I won’t let you let me down so easily”. His voice is sad rather than angry, and the melody is lyrical rather than aggressive, all of which suggests that he is still, in the song, at the stage of pleading his case and begging her to pay attention to him. Love Genres in the Songs.
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