What Remains

Album: Total Life Forever (2010)
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  • The son of a Greek artist father and Jewish South African academic mother, Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis told The Guardian May 7, 2010 that some of the lyrics on this track refer to a period of family therapy, which involved three psychiatrists staring at the Philippakises from behind glass: "And you'd feel the pressure from behind the glass, being relayed into the room. It felt like being in quicksand," he said. The singer added that he found the process frustrating and pointless but didn't want to reveal more about what he called "family mental illness."

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