Marina penned this fragile rumination regarding living outside reality with American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin. He won three Ivor Novello awards in 2009 for his work with Lily Allen, including Songwriters of the Year for "The Fear."
Marina wrote this song about a former lover who refused to be himself to her. She explained the song's meaning on Amazon: "You don't want to live in reality. That's why you're an artist. You're on the run."
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.