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“Steve brought this in to the band," says Vig. "He had found this Klaus Nomi song – I think it was called Unfinished Opera – and he played some piano chords around it. If you soloed the Klaus Nomi sample, it’s not at all the way the track is. It’s very tricky the way we made the sample work in the context of the chords.
“We layered some more opera bits over it. I think Shirley added some vocal effects to try and gel the whole thing together. It’s very amorphous and floaty; it almost sounds like you’re drifting and falling off a ledge when Klaus’ vocal comes in.
“At first, the sample was very dominant, but as the track developed, we realized that the song had to be a song, so the sample started to take more of a backseat; we used it more as color. I think it’s an absolutely gorgeous song. I always love it when Shirley sings soft. When her voice is quiet, it’s more intense than when she sings hard.
“We kind of sensed that it would work as an album closer. It has the same sort of theme as Not Your Kind Of People. It’s kind of about being an outsider, a freak, and coming to terms that it’s OK to be different. We’ve always thought that way as a band, that we didn’t really fit in. Since that’s one of the big themes on the record, so it felt right to finish on that note.”