Growing Old is Getting Old

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  • Frontman Brian Aubert told MTV News the story behind this song: "It was inspired by performing live for so long. It actually started out as an intro to 'Well Thought Out Twinkles' [from their 2006 debut, Carnavas], and we played around with it, liked the feel of it, and started building on it. There were certain places we wanted to go as a band, but we hadn't quite got there yet, and this song puts us there, sonically. They call it a trumpet track: It begins small and keeps building and building and getting bigger. It's a pretty optimistic song, surprisingly. On the record, it feels pretty sweet... not like 'Sweet!' but sweet. I like the bass sound. It takes a really long time for the drums to kick in too. There's almost two songs going on in that one."

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