Album: The Century of Self (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This acoustic guitar and piano led number was written by drummer Jason Reece. Frontman Conrad Keely explained to The Skinny: "He was the one who decided to write about this theme park in Coney Island that had been burned down in arson numerous times. I think he used that as a metaphor for burning down something that he loved, destroying something that was close to him."

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