Album: A Hero's Death (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • Over delicate guitar lines, Grian Chatten offers some consolation to a family member who is living with guilt.

    Don't you play around with blame
    It does nothing for the pain
    And please don't lock yourself away
    Just appreciate the grey


    Chatten explained to Stereogram: "The song was partly kind of written as a letter to them to forgive themselves. That's really where the power of the song came from."
  • This is the closing track of Fontaines D,C.'s second album, A Hero's Death. The record title refers to the band's anxiety over following up their successful debut set, Dogrels. This reflective song strikes a note of optimism at the end of the album. Uncut magazine asked Chatten how much the writing and recording of A Hero's Death helped restore the band, to which he replied:

    "Writing these songs saved us. It began as a place to put the head when a clamor became too much, then the floodgates opened and our selves spilled back into the room. We owe our renewed vitality to these tunes. As well as our prevailing friendships."

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