Earthly Pleasure

Album: (Awayland) (2013)
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  • Frontman and songwriter Conor O'Brien told Mojo magazine this tune focuses on a character sitting naked on a toilet suffering a nervous breakdown and believing he's a soldier in the Brazilian War of Independence in 1822: "The feeling of that song for me is somebody who's falling apart and I think the whole thing happens in his toilet," he explained. "He travels a lot in his head; he gets involved in the Brazilian War of Independence and he confronts his imaginary maker, this maternal, goddess figure. In the end he puts his head back on, puts his clothes back on and goes back into the world with a new love for humanity."


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