Calm

Album: Quicken The Heart (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Paul Smith told Drowned In Sound that this "brooding number" is "one of the saddest songs we've ever written." He added: " Sometimes words make no difference to someone who's down, but this is a story about trying to help in some strange, abstract way."

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