They're Not Horses, They're Unicorns

Album: The Walking Wounded (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • Before Bayside lead singer Anthony Raneri got married and started a family in 2014, many of his songs dealt with relationship struggles, including this one where he describes an ex-lover as "a termite eating away at my roots."

    In our interview with Raneri, he explained that he gives himself little exercises to keep his songwriting fresh and get him out of his comfort zone. On this song, he gave himself an interesting assignment: incorporate a 3-2-1 countdown into the lyric. The result:

    I spent three years wishing
    For two things,
    that one day you'd break
  • The title of this song doesn't appear in the lyric. It implies the delusion of the girl Raneri is singing about.

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