Damage

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track of Jimmy Eat World's eighth studio album Damage. The record is centered around a concept of the way long-term relationships go awry. "As you get older it's more interesting to have a theme that everything tries to support - I would say this album has a theme," frontman Jim Adkins told Rolling Stone. "I would describe it as an attempt at making an adult breakup record. The consequences to what the characters are going through are more significant. There's just more to it. I'm 37 and the world around me is a lot different than when I was writing break-p songs in my 20s."
  • The song was released on Side A of the Damage 7 inch single for Record Store Day on April 20, 2013. The disc also included a cover of Radiohead's "Stop Whispering," which Adkins told Rolling Stone the band selected because it's a good song "that you never hear anyone play."

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