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“The primary inspiration for this song was having watched the film Waiting For Superman," says Corrigan. "It’s a documentary on the educational crisis in the United States and where we stand worldwide. The song is from the perspective of friends of ours who are teachers, people who love kids and sacrifice so much for them. People expect so much from these teachers, and they’ve got it hard. If they used to have 25 kids in their class, now they have 35. It is a real crisis. We expect more from teachers as we take away more and more from them.
“I also think about what kids are up against. A lot of them come from broken homes, and their teachers end up being surrogate parents. We undervalue the contribution teachers make and overvalue things like entertainment and sports, movies and pop culture. It would be great to incentivize teachers the same way we do people who have other skills.
“It’s the first song I wrote on the piano for Dispatch, which was pretty unique for me. We played it in the studio and picked three or four keyboard sounds to layer into it. It’s got a really cool ethereal, cinematic production. There’s a great bassline intro that we just love, and some melancholy moments. The harmonies really drive the tune, the bridge is really strong, and it’s got an incredible crescendo. We’re really happy with it.”