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“I wrote this one on piano, as well, and demoed it on GarageBand. For the lyrics, I remember walking down the street and seeing this old couple holding hands. There were all of these young kids around them, and I just thought of how some love is temporary, especially with young people moving from person to person, but yet here’s this old couple, and their love is forever.
“It’s a hopeful song, and I definitely wanted that sentiment on the record. I didn’t want everything to be angry, where people would be like, ‘Oh, God, what’s wrong with her?’ [Laughs] I’m a pretty optimistic person, really. You get the hurt out, but then there’s the other side. You have to go with your feelings.
“How Do You Sleep? has the piano, so I wanted this one to be guitar. I used the old Fender ’59 Strat on it for the solo. Everything else was PRS. Tom Bukovac added some great parts, as well.
“It wasn’t the kind of song that called for a fast, distorted solo; I wanted it to be laid back and melodic. You have to vibe right to play the proper notes, so you just turn out the lights and chill out. I’m very happy with how it turned out. It goes with the music.”