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by a-ha

Album: Foot of the Mountain (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This was the opening track of Norwegian pop band a-ha's ninth studio album, Foot of the Mountain.
  • Guitarist and principal songwriter Paul Waaktaar-Savoy said in publicity materials that this song reminds him of his first trip to New York City in the early '80s, before a-ha were famous. He explained: "Songs are like a photo-album – they can really send you back. And this one reminds me of arriving at Port Authority with $35 in my pocket, sporting really high, yellow, almost see-through synthesizer-hair, wearing a tiger-shirt and a brown suit, looking like an alien!"

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