City's Full

Album: Silence Yourself (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Vocalist Jehnny Beth described this driving, dissonant tune to NME as a "frustration song." She compared its meaning to Grinderman's 2007 track "No Pussy Blues," where Nick Cave expresses his exasperation at the constant rejection from a woman he was trying to seduce. Beth added, that this song is about "the frustration of seeing people who have potential, but are unable to express it."
  • The song is a new recording of the tune that was originally included on the I Am Here live EP, which was released on Jehnny Beth's record label Pop Noire.

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