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Sheehan: “This was a funny one. Mike started playing the drum riff that kicks off the song, but instead of playing just straight-up on him, I used the snare as a downbeat. It was confusing at first, but Richie came in and started scatting over it, and that was that – we were on our way to a song.
“Then we break off from where I’m using the snare as the downbeat, and we go into a more regular thing in the pre-chorus. Vocally, Richie is just killin’ me here. I have to give him tons of credit – he’s amazing.
Lyrically, to me, the idea of trying to reach to the other side of what we look at as reality, it’s more than just the usual ‘I-love-you-you-broke-my-heart’ stuff. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – some of the best songs revolve around those sentiments. But it’s great to aim higher than that.”