Name For You

Album: Heartworms (2017)


  • This feminist empowerment ode was inspired by James Mercer's three daughters.

    They got a name for you girls
    What's in a name?
    They got a name for everything
    All of the clothes that you wear
    And all of your bits and pieces yeah

    The Shins frontman explained to UK newspaper The Sun: "Like all parents, I worry. I want my kids to feel strong and confident. And there's a lot out there that they'll have to fight through. Attitudes about gender still have some evolving to do. I just don't want anyone or anything slowing them down. It's bulls--t, after all."


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