Tell Me What You Need

Album: Tail of Lions (2016)
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  • This song is about the importance of communication in relationships. Alex Clare explained to The Line Of Best Fit:

    "When people encounter stress, there are many ways of dealing with it. Some vent aggressively, others run away. I have found that the most frustrating [reaction] is - not unlike an animal playing dead to avoid predation - when someone you love stonewalls you.

    Emotions are exhausting and often people don't want to expend the energy, so they close up. That's what this song is about. My frustration, after the honeymoon period of marriage, when you actually have to really begin to try and understand the way you communicate with those nearest and dearest. When the real hard work of building a marriage begins."


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