Little Hospitals

Album: Opposites (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Simon Neil told Kerrang! regarding this three-part symphony: "It's one of the weirder songs on the album. We've got a verse on there that's just kazoo! At the start I'm singing, 'I'll turn your baby into lemonade and it's a spin on that idea of when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. It's taking the piss out of that saying. It makes me sound like a right negative bastard."
  • Bassist James Johnston told The Sun: "Kazoos just shouldn't work. But that's the weird thing about music - there aren't any rules. You've just got to explore to find out what does and what doesn't work."
  • The song has 16 kazoos on it. Neil told NME: "I had four kazoos in my mouth. It felt GREAT."

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