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Album: The Altar (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Jillian Banks picks apart here a fractious relationship, outlining why it is now in ruins. She explained to Refinery29:

    "It's about a relationship I was in that was very intense. I feel strange even talking about this song because it's like a diary entry. But what I will say is this: the people who affect you the most are the ones closest to you, and usually the ones you know you really love."
  • Banks sarcastically addresses the boyfriend on the chorus:

    And to think you would get me to the altar
    Like I follow you around like a dog that needs water


    The album title came from this lyric. Banks explained to The Guardian: "I was driving on Sunset Boulevard, and I saw this broken-down altar on a corner. It was crusting and brown and there was trash all around it. And it still looked really sacred for some reason."

    She added: "My music is the most sacred, holy thing that I have in my life. It's like my truth; it's my altar."

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