Lemon To A Knife Fight

Album: Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • The first single to be released from Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, this was premiered on November 8, 2017 by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.
  • The lyrics detail someone fighting a losing battle. Frontman Matthew "Murph" Murphy told Annie Mac the song came after a huge argument on Mulholland Drive with his wife.

    "I was watching kind of a lot of David Lynch, and my wife and I were driving on Mulholland and we had this big kind of raging argument (…) Arguing with [his wife] is similar to kind of arguing with a dragon, like a Game of Thrones-style dragon: you just open your mouth but before you know it, you're like burned to a cinder. So yeah, the title I guess is a metaphor for going into a situation that I knew 100% I was going to lose but I went into it anyway."
  • The song's music video was directed by Finn Keenan (The Strypes' "She's So Fine", The Wombats' "Greek Tragedy"). He described the clip as "David Lynch meets Power Rangers."

    Keegan added: "I wanted to make something that started off dark, surreal and a little bit disturbing but then flip it on its head with a big ol' twist that led to a ludicrous ending."

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