Best Places to Be a Mom

Album: Taking Back Sunday (2010)


  • This raging three-minute anthem is the first song from Long Island rockers Taking Back Sunday's fifth studio album to be posted online. It is their first recording to be heard since estranged guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper returned to the fold after an absence of seven years.
  • Frontman Adam Lazzara told Spin magazine that the band had such good chemistry in the studio, they cut the song in twenty minutes: "We had quite a bit to drink, so we went to see if we could play the old songs, which just went terribly," he said. "So instead we tried a new song [the band had been exchanging ideas via email] and this was the first song we played all the way through — normally, our stuff just doesn't come together that quickly."
  • Lazzara warned fans not to read too deeply into the meaning of the song title. "I was checking my email one day and 'Best Places to Be a Mom' rolled across the news ticker. I thought it was funny and in context it is, to me at least."


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