The Woodpile

Album: Pedestrian Verse (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • The second single from Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit's fourth album, Pedestrian Verse, it was released on December 14, 2012 through Atlantic Records. Frontman Scott Hutchison told The Skinny magazine: "This song took a while to get right. This is version number five and I'm so glad we didn't settle for the previous incarnations."
  • Regarding the song's meaning, Hutchinson told The Skinny: "It's a big, confident rock song about helplessness. I like that juxtaposition."
  • The song's music video finds the band exploring that whole fascination with accidents. It was filmed entirely in one take in a New York City convenience store.
  • Speaking about the song, singer Scott Hutchinson said: "'The Woodpile' is about that night you felt utterly out of place, alone, awkward and cornered. All any of us want in those instances is for someone we care about to come and take us away from it all. It's escapist, but also claustrophobic in places. I like the idea of contrasting a big, confident piece of music with lyrics that express uncertainty and vulnerability."

Comments: 1

  • Shawne from Panama City Beach, Fl.The description of the lyrics to the song was extremely accurate and even specific to me on a personal level as to a recent release from incarceration where i involuntarily entered into a relentless and merciless MATRIX where i was forced to function in roles i was neither familiar or comfortable with.
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