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  • This heartbroken country ballad has been around for a long time. The first verse and chorus of the song were written by First Aid Kit's Klara Söderberg during a Lucinda Williams concert in 2013. Her sister Johanna recalled to Consequence of Sound: "She was so inspired she had to write the lyrics down on her phone. She felt guilty because if Lucinda saw her in the crowd it must've looked like she was texting the whole show. She just couldn't help but feel super inspired."
  • The spoken "pick it for me James" line in the song is a reference to Gram Parsons' "Return of the Grievous Angel," which was the title track of the late American musician's second and last album. First Aid Kit explained:

    "It's one of our favorite songs of all time. Gram was referring to James Burton, the guitarist he had borrowed from Elvis' band. We didn't have anyone called James in our band, it's actually our dear friend and band member Steve Moore who plays that lovely piano part."

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