Everyone Says You're So Fragile

Album: Hope is Important (1998)
Charted: 47
  • Singer Roddy Woomble discussed this song in an interview with Drowned in Sound. Said Woomble: "Dangerously close to being pop-punk, a genre that all made us squirm with discomfort, and worry that we'd be lumped in with the other such bands in the UK at the time - Snug, Symposium, Midget etc. Not that we thought we were amazing, we didn't, but I guess we just thought we were more interesting, angrier and chaotic. But we also liked our melodies, and it was stupid to ignore our blossoming talent for coming up with good ones. The song was written quickly, with a single in mind since we were conscious that we didn't have many. We made it as poppy as we could. It didn't do very well in the charts, so we dropped the Brill building approach. We still play this song regularly though."

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