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  • Grimes was born and raised in Vancouver, before attending McGill University in Montreal. She explained that this song is an ode to her "beloved city" of Montreal.
  • The Canadian-French at the beginning of the chorus translates to:

    I understand,
    I said it,
    It's life
  • Another song inspired by Montreal is Arcade Fire's "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)." That track is about the south shore of the Canadian city, where the band's multi-instrumentalist Régine Chassagne grew up.
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