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Album: Animal Heart (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Nina Persson wrote the lyrics to this ironically titled piano ballad at the last minute on the green porch of her Animal Heart collaborator Eric D. Johnson (The Shins, Fruit Bats) in Portland, Oregon. Persson explained to Artist Direct: "I was really frustrated and stressed but decided that f--- it, I'm just gonna write down anything that matters to me right now, like a book end."

    "It was the very last thing I wrote for the record," she added, "and when I was done, I was so incredibly relieved and happy and I decided to never sweat anything again."

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