Worthless Words

Album: The Wave (2016)
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  • Following Keane's split, their former lead singer Tom Chaplin began taking cocaine because of his concern over a solo recording career. However, the singer's incessant drug use started to sabotage his relationship with wife Nat. This fragile piano ballad recalls one critical night when Chaplin was forced to wake up to his problems. "At the beginning of 2015 I went on an almighty bender," he recalled to The Sun. "That is what Worthless Words is all about. I thought I was dying."

    "I was alone at a friend's house and I thought I was having a heart attack," he added. "Nat had had enough of me. I thought I was going to keel over and die on my own. And that's when I knew I had to change."

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