Yesterday, Today & Probably Tomorrow

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  • In an interview with the Sun April 18, 2008, frontman Liam Fray named this as his favorite track on the album. He said: "It's about falling in love with someone and the general bulls--t that goes with it. Why plan ahead and say you will love them for ever? It's better to take stock and not talk about marriage and kids and enjoy today. I'm a realist. It's the best way to be."
  • Fray explained to the Manchester Evening News that the inspiration for their album title came from their behind the scenes guiding force, manager Conrad Murray. "I've got a little St. Jude pendant that I wear on a chain close to my heart at all times, which our manager gave me the day our Academy 3 gig in July (2007). I think it's the only time we've been a bit weirded out by our success, as we hadn't even put out a single then."
    St. Jude is the patron saint of hopeless causes. Fray added: "I'd like to think that someone has got to be looking over the lost causes, hopefully people will get it, we chose it as it speaks for itself - someone's looking out for you."
  • St Jude, who was known as Judas or Thaddaeus was one of Jesus' 12 disciples. He was a different Judas to Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus. Tradition has it that St Jude preached the Gospel in Syria, Mesopotamia and Libya and suffered martyrdom along with Simon the Zealot in Persia.
  • Liam Fray painted the album cover's artwork, which features the actress Audrey Hepburn.

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