Yeah. Its really the combination of the two. Makes the album feel too meta. Too Much Blood is a little better though because it is showing more of an artists inner turmoil over bareing your soul while writing a record and that sense of vulnerability that comes with having nothing life to bare. I think I'd really like it if it was on an Horrible Crowes album, but put it on a Gaslight record that already has another song album writing the album and its just a little too much for me.
Maybe I'll come around with more listens. I really like the second half of the album. Guess I just want more songs about Maria and Brian is tired of writing about Maria =)