Album: Say Anything (2009)


  • Singer Max Bemis told Alternative Press that he penned this song at the tail-end of the relationship that was chronicled on In Defense Of the Genre. "This is the only song on this record that really references that time as the relationship was over and I began writing for this record," he explained. "I was going through the stage with this person where you're trying to be cordial and be friends, but it's too weird and you both eventually just have to cut it off - or one person has to. In this particular instance, this relationship was really unhealthy and had a really negative effect on me and my self-worth. Cutting off this relationship was a spiritual act of self-empowerment."

    "When you listen to In Defense Of the Genre, you can tell that there was more to it than just being someone's fault," Bemis continued. "It had to do with me placing myself in a situation because I felt bad about myself or felt bad about things in society. I wanted to solve the world's problems by trying to help this one person and help them overcome certain things that they just never would.

    "The cool thing about 'Eloise' is that it's not just a break-up song," he added, "but a getting-over-a-girl song. It talks a lot about why we even get into these types of relationships and why letting go of them is such a good idea in terms of the biggest scope of spirituality and society. This is kind of a running theme on the record. While most songs on the record can be explained simply, there's more to each song, and they talk about the grander issues in life. This was definitely my closure song as well as my new-beginning song. Because there has to be closure to the relationship before there can be a new beginning with someone else."

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  • Shreya from Somewhere, Njthis should be in the "songs written about a girl" category
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