Greens and Blues

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  • Frontman Black Francis: "As with all my songs, I would prefer people add their own interpretation to it. But, in this case, let's just say that we had done 'Gigantic' as the closer for many years at our reunion shows and it worked really well. But I could see that we were going to grow weary of that and I felt like we basically needed a better 'Gigantic.'"

    "It was my attempt to come up with another song that would ' musically, emotionally and psychologically ' sit in the same place that 'Gigantic' has sat," he continued. "Not that I could ever replace that song: you write songs and they come out the way they come out. So perhaps it can be said that this song fills the emotional niche that 'Gigantic' occupied, another show-closer. I think the lyric alludes to that, the fact that it's the end of the night, the end of something. And a separation if you will, between the band and the audience. So I guess it's kind of a goodbye song, or really more of a 'good night' song."
  • The song's music video was directed by Josh Frank, who co-wrote the Pixies oral history Fool The World. The clip stars Mel Rodriguez as the only person left on a deserted world. The American actor is best known for his roles as Migo Salazar in Running Wilde, Sgt. Nunez in Community and Patsy De La Serda in Getting On. He also had a brief appearance as Officer Morales in the 2002 film Panic Room.

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