Seen It All

Album: Jake Bugg (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This is one of several tracks on Jake Bugg's eponymous debut album that he co-penned with Iain Archer. The Northern Irish singer-songwriter is best known for his contributions to Snow Patrol's debut album Final Straw, including the Ivor Novello winning song "Run." Asked by Music-News.com how the collaboration came about, Archer replied: "Jake's team and my publishers new each other and thought that we'd work well together, it's an interesting thing, there are certain people in the music industry who are very intuitive and can spot characters that will gell."

    "From the moment I first met Jake," he continued, "and he walked into my studio we started working together it was catalytic, we started hatching lots of musical plans and coming up this interesting music."
  • Asked by The Sun if he drew on his own life experiences for his debut album, Bugg replied: "Some of them, yeah. 'Seen It All' is true."
  • Some listeners got the perception that Bugg is into hard drugs from the lyrics on his debut album, especially the reference to pills on this song. He told Q magazine: "All I was saying in that was I did something once and it didn't end well, so, y'know, don't f---ing do it."

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