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The Killers

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Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. That is Hanlon's razor. But what if you can't tell which is genuine malice and which is genuine stupidity?
I don't know if you've no-oticed
But there is a-a real fine line
Between malicious-type behaviour
And that of the brain-dead kind
It's tough to tell the diff'rence
When they seem of the same sort
I-I can't lie, i-it's real hard
So I implore

Are they stupid or are they bastards?
Decent intentions or hearts of coal?
Unless they tell me, I don't know the answer
Are they stupid or are they bastards?

Ran into someone while they're wa-alkin':
Was that a mean shove or dumb trip?
When they won't give basic directions:
Bein' a jerk or bein' thick?
And wastin' your hand lo-otion:
Clumsy mistake or petty joke?
Strai-ain my mind, I-I can't te-ell
Must admit, I-I don't know

Are they stupid or are they bastards?
A total jerkwad or golden soul?
No way I can see in a simple manner
Are they stupid or are they bastards?

Isn't that important, fine
Not like my job's on the line
No thesis pa-aper that I'm writin'
But the truth still needs some divi-inin'

Are they stupid or are they bastards?
A total douchebag or brain of mould?
Maybe you can see the diff'rence, I can't, sir

My brain's about to blow
Are they stupid or are they bastards?
Awkward but lovely or just a troll?
Wish it was easy to avoid the latter
Are they stupid or are they bastards?

Are they stupid or are they bastards?
Are they stupid or are they bastards?

I originally thought that malice/stupidity think was Occam's razor, but that's the thing where the simplest solution is the most likely to be correct. I also originally had the title line be "are they stupid or are they assholes", but I realised "bastards" rhymed a bit better.

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