Album: My Dinosaur Life (2010)
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  • Keyboardist Jesse Johnson discussed this track with Alternative Press: "This song is a sonic blast that made us feel like we were recording [2003's] I Am The Movie again. It has the energy a band would have entering the studio for the first time. I think that's what makes it so fun for us to play, since it harkens back to our youth and all the bands we grew up watching play awesome shows. It's always amazing to play this song and see the fans sing back with so much emotion."
  • In October 2009, Motion City Soundtrack released this as a free download on their website. A music video directed by Jessie Cain was released online for the song on November 19, 2009.
  • CMU asked frontman Justin Pierre about the band's songwriting process. He replied: "One of us will have a song almost put together, and bring it to the rest of the band, and we tinker until it is completed. Or somebody plays an idea to the rest of the group, and we all just instinctively join in and come up with the song on the spot. The latter method happens a lot less often, but does happen from time to time. Usually we struggle to get songs finished. There are a lot of tracks that don't make the cut."
  • The My Dinosaur Life album title was derived from Pierre misquoting a line ("My dragon life") from the 2008 film American Teen.

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