Backyard Skulls

Album: Pedestrian Verse (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was inspired by Where The Bodies Are Buried, a 2011 novel by the Scottish writer Chris Brookmyre. Frontman Scott Hutchison explained to The Skinny magazine: "I took this idea and threaded it into a song about unpleasant secrets in a more general sense. Infidelity, mistakes, wrong-doings. These things are never really gone, no matter how far down you bury them. They're always lurking, even when you yourself are dead."

    He added that the track introduces to the Pedestrian Verse album its "fairly prominent metaphor of death."

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