Album: As You Were (2017)
Charted: 60
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  • Liam Gallagher divorced his second wife, Nicole Appleton, in April 2014. Their breakup was precipitated by the revelation that Gallagher was the father of a two-year-old daughter, Gemma, whom he had never met, as a result of an affair with a New York journalist. The former Oasis singer told Crack magazine this song tackles his divorce and the friends who "scarper when the s--t hits the fan."

    "'Gonna take you off my list of to-dos…' You're ticking all the di--heads off, you know what I mean? When the divorce was goin' down, a lot of friends or people who were with me when I had a band… It's that old thing where they're not there when you need them."
  • The song finds the angry former Oasis frontman finding some peace after the backlash he received for cheating on his wife. Gallagher told NME:

    "Sometimes you've got to take a step back and give yourself less of a hard time. The more you're like [fighting face] all the time, nothing gets done. You've gotta just let it be."
  • The lyric "There's no love worth chasing yesterday" references Chasing Yesterday, the 2015 album by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
  • This was one of the first tracks written for As You Were. Liam Gallagher played an early acoustic version of the song at an Irish pub in Charlestown, County Mayo on July 26, 2015.
  • Liam's former Oasis bandmate, Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, contributes guitar to this track.


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