Don't Tell Me That It's Over

Album: A Curious Thing (2010)
Charted: 48
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  • This is the first single from Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald's second album, A Curious Thing. The song has a more upbeat, rocky sound than anything on Macdonald's debut album. She told The Daily Record January 12, 2010: "This particular song is a lot rockier. The whole album is. It's a mix of everything. I've written every song on my acoustic guitar and when I wrote it, it didn't sound like this, but then when you go into the studio things just kind of jump out at you and we thought it sounded really cool with all the guitars and stuff."
  • Macdonald explained the album title to The Daily Record: "I was just sitting going through all the new songs and really listening intently to the lyrics and that's a line from one of the songs that I thought sounded quite nice as an album title."
  • Macdonald explained this song's meaning to Contactmusic.com: "As with all of the songs I have tried to come up with a meaning for it, but the way I look at it now is that it's a song about dong something because you want to, and not because you think you have to. The example I use is the global warming issue. I think it's really important issue, but I also think that people should do something about it because they want to and they feel passionate, not because the government say you must stop driving or you must stop flying. I don't think that works."
  • Macdonald told Spinner UK that an inspiration for this song was an unnamed, well-known pop star preaching to a crowd at a European awards show. "It's not Kanye West or Bono!" she said.
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