Mess Is Mine

Album: Dream Your Life Away (2014)
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  • This is a construct of good ideas shoehorned into one tune. "It's total cannibalization that song," Vance Joy explains. "There's so many bits from other songs I had on the wreck heap. Some of the lyrics are from conversations I had, like my friend who had a crush on two blonde guys in a hostel in Byron Bay, so I got that line 'check me in and check me out' from her. That stayed with me."
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