"That is basically a song about being afraid to enter into something you're not prepared for."
"This is a song about realising that you are the source of all of the problems in a relationship and you love the other person so much, you want to free them of the problem, which is actually yourself."
"It was a riff that turned into another riff that turned into another riff and ended up being a nice little power punk song."
HEY, JOHNNY PARK
"Oh, my God, that song's about 15 different things! The only reason why it's called 'Hey, Johnny Park!' is because when I was young, my best friend was this kid who lived across the street from me called Johnny Park and we were like brothers from the age of 5 to 12. I haven't heard from him since I was about 14 years old and I thought if I named a song after him he might call."
MY POOR BRAIN
"This song's an experiment with dynamics, whether it's the lyrics or the sound of the song. It's just going from dreamy vocals to screamy vocals and Jackson Five to Black Sabbath. Sling it all in there."
"That's the story of the relationship between the journalist and the musician."
UP IN ARMS
"A typical love song. It's almost like a Knack song, just a simple pop song."
"That's my way of saying that when I was young, I didn't have big rock heroes, I didn't want to grow up and be some big sporting hero. My heroes were ordinary people and the people that I have a lot of respect for are just solid everyday people - people you can rely on."
"Just another pop song. It was the one song that nobody wanted to put on the record, but it's my favourite song. I think that the only reason it ended up on the record was that I re-did the drum track to make it sound like 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' by Queen."
"That song's actually about a movie called Arizona Dreaming, which is one of my favourite films!"
"Just a song about hanging on by the tips of your fingers and hoping you don't slip and fall."
"The first time I've ever played that new wave drum beat and it was fun!"
WALKING AFTER YOU
"It's an emotional, sappy song about getting dumped."
NEW WAY HOME
"That's about winding your way through all of these songs, emotions and pitfalls and ups and downs, but at the end of the day, you realise that you're not scared any more and you're gonna make it."
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