Firewood

Album: What We Saw From The Cheap Seats (2012)
  • This sober ode to life and death is one of several tracks that deal with mortality on What We Saw From The Cheap Seats. "There's a lot of mortality in the world," Spektor explained to UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph. "I'm very Russian Jewish in that way. Like, even when I was very young that was always in my head... time, life, death. I was very excited and smiley – like I am now – but you definitely have a lot of worries as a kid and you develop magical thinking to deal with it, to prevent the bad stuff from happening. As life goes on you accept there's a lot you can't control, that things just happen."

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