Zug Zwang

Album: Out Of Touch In The Wild (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Vocalist Duncan Wallis explained the song's meaning to NME: "It's chess terminology for when you're forced by your opponent's position to make a certain move. Song-wise it means that in life we're forced to make moves against our will."

    According to our dictionary, Zugzwang is German for "compulsion to move."

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