But not my father, he said sayonara, then split
But I don’t give a shit,
As small shit (little details) bothers Em’s mind, it didn’t have the same effect on his father, who left his baby (connotation with “small crap”) behind. This is also a contradiction of the previous lines where “small shit” bothers him but his father leaving doesn’t.
Sayonara is the Japanese word for goodbye.
He’s mentioned this before:
His father leaving him is one of the main topics of the song Rhyme or Reason
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