New Alphabet
by Eels

Album: Wonderful, Glorious (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Eels mainman Mark Everett explained the song's meaning to Spinner. "All any of us can do when our lives aren't working out is look at our own role in what's not working," he said. "You can't do anything about any of the other parties involved. But you can do something to change yourself in the name of getting to a better life. That's what this song is about. If it's not working out, make a new world by making yourself better. In my case, I needed to rock while I did this."

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