Run The Numbers

Album: A Fever Dream (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • In a referendum on June 23, 2016, 51.9% of the participating UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. This track finds Everything Everything frontman Jonathan Higgs trying to delve inside the mind of someone who voted for Britain to come out of Europe.

    "Within that song there's a lot of sarcasm about that mindset," he explained. "'Less of your lip, Professor, tell me what I want'. But there is an understanding in it. The other thing I say is 'I don't want your cake, I never ate it anyway' – the things that people are up in arms about in London, a lot of people in Britain never saw the benefits of that anyway, so to lose it won't mean s--t to them."
  • The song features a guitar solo that almost slips into '80s metal. "We like to get close to the bad stuff," bassist Jeremy Pritchard told Q magazine. "Right on the edge of your taste."

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