What does the end of 'Autobiography' mean?

SweetnTenderYorkshireman

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I know its not topical, but I have always wondered about the end of 'Autobiography', and now after my partner has raised the same query I wondered if anyone on here has a answer.

Why does he ignore the girl?
Is it a fan and is Moz being the same as Bolan was to him as a young boy?
Is it despite all his adoration from fabs, is he still painfully shy, and the darkness give him opportunity to avoid interaction?

Who knows? Not me!
 

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rifke

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sounds like a frank "that's life/i am what i am" admittance that hes lost touch with his younger self
 

Ketamine Sun

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sounds like a frank "that's life/i am what i am" admittance that hes lost touch with his younger self
'admittance that hes lost touch with his younger self' ? I don't read that. I read that he can't escape his younger self which is still his present self ( I, a small boy of 52) and the same self that has for better or for worse (or both?) brought him to that point.

the line about the fan, and turning away? I read that as .. loved by many but not being able to receive love at all, and a kind of acceptance that that is what he is and so be it. A defeat and a glory rolled into one.

tomorrow, I may read it a different way. :)
 
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Anonymous

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'admittance that hes lost touch with his younger self' ? I don't read that. I read that he can't escape his younger self which is still his present self ( I, a small boy of 52) and the same self that has for better or for worse (or both?) brought him to that point.

the line about the fan, and turning away? I read that as .. loved by many but not being able to receive love at all, and a kind of acceptance that that is what he is and so be it. A defeat and a glory rolled into one.

tomorrow, I may read it a different way. :)
that's very insightful. Thanks for posting, Ketamine Sun.
 

Uncleskinny

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It's his mother. Like the message of Southpaw, the voice right at the end of it, and the voice calling 'Stephen' in the extended version of Will Never Marry. His mother - an ever present presence.
 
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Anonymous

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I agree with ketamine. I think he's saying that despite who he is onstage, a man who loves to hear his fans voices in mass sing along, in reality he's still the same person he was as a young man with the same issues. The same person described in the beginning of the book and that the lone voice of a fan looking for a one on one conversation brings on different old familiar feelings that have always plagued him
 
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Anonymous

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It's his mother. Like the message of Southpaw, the voice right at the end of it, and the voice calling 'Stephen' in the extended version of Will Never Marry. His mother - an ever present presence.
You do not know this.
 
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