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Lighter than air keyboards bounce about the choir of background vocals in what is, ultimately, a Latino-flavored song in which Flowers asks to be cleaned of his sins. What those sins are exactly (remember, this is Vegas), he doesn’t say.
“Please don’t tell me I can’t make it/ it ain’t gonna do me any good/ please don’t offer me your modern methods/ I’m fixing the carpet out of wood,” Flowers sings, accented by the gentle clitter-clack of castanets and infectious “ohh-ohh-ohh” background vocals.
After a hushed middle-eight section, peppered by Bendan O'Brien's jazzy guitar figures, Flowers states, “Tell Him that I made the journey/ tell Him that my heart is true/ I’d like His blessing of forgiveness/ before the angels send it through.”
Synth strings swell, a rush of production overhelms, and the final verse and chorus are positively joyous. This is a quick song - you'll be checking to make sure it's really over - but it's rich and satisfying, and more than the sweet morsel it at first seems.