The Wrong Thing

Album: Do You Believe (2011)


  • Quarterfly lead singer Kip Darby writes some ambiguous and complex lyrics, but he didn't on this song. He told us: "Especially from a male's point of view, it's really easy to open your mouth and say the wrong thing. You should just insert foot sometimes. I've been married - it'll be 10 years - and it took me a long time to realize that. The ending of that song to me says it all. It's always been my fault, this band, this life that I've infused with this marriage can be tough. She's a trouper, let me say that."


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