After posting the meme in the thread you deleted I realised I only know him for being a divisive gobshite lol which is probably why I never pursued the music.
Unfortunately for me, having been on the receiving end of that word (and many others) over more than 30 years living in many parts of England, it's impossible to not hear it. Ironically, that's part of the reason I don't get offended by forms of "artistic expression" even when I probably should..sadly there are still too many real life issues to pay that energy to. Still tho, knowing the intent and context gives an idea whether I should fuck with it on any level, hence my request for more info from you.
Wasn't expecting an expert analysis, but equally wasn't expecting zero opinion based on not even listening properly, that's disappointing. I'm obsessed with music, so I can't imagine hearing any song 12 times and not listening to the lyrics, especially when the band are entirely focused on the content of the lyricist, and the song is widely considered one of their most controversial (misunderstood) songs from their best album.
Initially you weren't recommending it, but when I came back to ask if you'd heard it, you were, so I would have asked regardless.
Fans of the group have analysed the song in greater detail here (I suggest you read that) but it contains more intentionally offensive comments from him which I can't fuck with regardless of his intent to be sarcastic.
Even though I share some of his anti-establishment sentiments and I understand the north/south dynamic, complex sarcasm and irony he displayed as an agitator within the UK (his whole career not just the 80s) I just can't fuck with the lack of dignity his expressed in being such a prick all the time. Even his own fans openly admit their distress at his alcoholic savagery.
I'm not averse to hitting up these types of figures on an educational basis, but I definitely won't be taking part in any music memorials.