Ben Folds sings here that he's not the man he used to be. He explained to Billboard magazine: "That motherf--ker is dead, and I am the happiest man on Earth that he's not with us anymore. It's not supposed to be that I am a shrunken version of myself. It's a greater moment of detaching yourself from the ego. There are a lot of things he used to be."
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.