Mr. Sensitive

Album: David Cook (2008)


  • Entertainment Weekly asked David Cook if this song is meant to be ironic in any way. He replied: "The song was unintentionally ironic. I had the harmonic riff in my head for five months. In my lyric journal, I had 'Mr. Sincere' written down, and sincere turned into sensitive. I wanted to write about something outside myself and get a little metaphorical. He lives in a village devoid of feeling. They get so afraid of this child who has feelings that they kill him. It kind of took on this Tim Burton-like, twisted vision of James and the Giant Peach for me. But I know people look at me as that sensitive guy."

Comments: 3

  • Frannie from Harrisburg, PaThis song has always been my favorite and I knew it was about David Cook and he finally talked about this song being about him and it being his favorite song on the album
  • Trina from Nyc, NyWow...excellent song. Just listened to it for the first time and had to look up what it means :)
  • Krista from Carbondale, PaSensitive men are the besttt! :)
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