Pol Roger

Album: Integrity Blues (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • The closing track of Integrity Blues, this song finds Jimmy Eat World's Jim Adkins checking into the Hotel du Vin in Glasgow, where every room bears the name of a champagne or wine. His room is named after the champagne brand, Pol Roger.
  • Adkins is on his own, far away from his American home:

    My room tonight has its own name
    The key says Pol Roger
    I'd say get on and close the bedpost curtains
    Pretend the ground is fire
    I know that'd make you smile
    Are you alone like me?
    Alone but not lonely


    Adkins told Kerrang: "Pol Roger is a great song to close out the record, because if you come to a place of acceptance with yourself and be alone, but not feel lonely, then nothing can really touch you.

    Do I feel like that? Most of the time. We're all gonna be better at it some days than others, but I've dipped into that and it feels really good."

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