Glitches

Album: Low Teens (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • "Glitch" either comes from the German word glitschen ("to slip") or the Yiddish word gletshn ("to slide or skid"). The word was originally used by US electronic engineers in the 1960s to mean "a sudden surge of electrical current". Astronauts then began using the word to talk about any sudden malfunction of equipment. Nowadays a glitch can be any kind of hitch or snag.
  • Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley told Alternative Press about the song, "I wrote what would eventually become the lyrics to 'Glitches' after the terrorist attack in Paris when it was revealed to me just how mentally unprepared I was to deal with tragedy of that caliber. All of my training in Transcendental Meditation went out the window. [I] was scared and uncertain and angry. The system of peace and patience I thought I had established disappeared and what remained was my old ugly self. I learned quickly that nothing can prepare you for an anomaly. For a glitch."

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