Take It Out on Me

Album: Something (2012)
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  • Chairlift vocalist Caroline Polachek told NME that the song started life as a dream. She explained: "In my imagination of what's happening in that song, something really bad is about to happen and I'm trying to scoot my whole family out before the bad thing."
  • Polachek described Something as an autobiographical record, "not super literally, but in terms of the moods." It reflects the tension that the duo felt with regard to the "different kinds of relationships and all of the normal bulls--t that comes with growing up."

    She went on to say that, "there's something really sexy and groovy about the way," this song "sounds superficially," adding, "but then you listen to the lyrics and there's this kind of dark tension there, but yet there's still a kind of catharsis in it. It's not dark for the sake of being dark. It's just describing the push and pull."

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