400 Bones

Album: Painting Of A Panic Attack (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This may be Frightened Rabbit lead singer Scott Hutchison's most straightforward love song to date. He commented to Gigwise: "Maybe this is the closest I've come to romance within a song. I hope this balances out some of the less pretty moments I've described on the album. These afternoons indoors mean a lot to me."
  • Hutchinson refers to his lover here as "two hundred perfect bones." He quipped: "This one should really be called '412 Bones' because there are apparently 206 bones in the human body. So if you then multiply that human body by two and you have two human bodies in that there bed."
  • Hutchinson told Gigwise about there being 206 bones in the human body. Here are some more 'boney' fun facts from The Encyclopedia of Trivia:

    A newborn baby has around 300 bones. Many of these fuse together to leave an adult's 206.

    About 20 per cent of human body weight derives from the 206 bones that make up the skeleton.

    The feet account for one quarter of all the bones in a human body.

    The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the middle ear. It is only one tenth of an inch long.

    The femur, or thigh-bone, is the longest bone in the human body. It is also the strongest bone in your body.

    A cubic inch of bone is approximately four times as strong as concrete.

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