I Hate Seagulls

Album: My Best Friend is You (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • This list of everyday hates flips into a tender love missive. It is the most autobiographical song on the album and is the closest to a love song about Nash's beau, The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman. Nash told the NME January 16, 2010 that it "is my one real honest song. It's like… 'I hate seagulls, I hate groupies and I hate being sick.' Sometimes there are things in your life where you're like, 'F---ing hell, I hate all this bulls--t.' Then there's someone who you love, whether that's your friend, sister, cousin or partner… that's the reason you're alright. Because you love someone and someone loves you back."
  • Nash told The NME April 24, 2010: "It's a nice, sweet love song and I just thought it'd be nice to end on something lovely! It's a love song so it's really pure and I didn't want to make it over-complicated. It's actually recorded on an electric guitar, but it's really stripped."

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