Despite being one of the smartest people I know, I'm still not entirely sure what New Pornographers's "Letter From an Occupant" is about.
Fortunately it doesn't seem like anyone else does either. Case in point: A. C. Newman, a member of the band itself said this when asked it the song was actually about something:
"I don't know what a 'letter from an occupant' is, but I'm hoping that I will figure it out at some point. It sounds like it must mean something. It simply must."Maybe ass-kicking pop music needs no explanation.