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  • This orchestral, synthesizer-tinged song is from Big TV, a concept album about a girl who leaves her boyfriend for the big city to see her absentee father. This song captures their reunion when she rings a relationship phone-in show. Bassist and lyricist Charles Cave told NME: "That's the song a lot of people have been very moved by, even though it's a pop song. He says. 'Ok, what do you want from me?' And she says the only thing that could ever make anything right is if they end up in a relationship where he cared for her more than she cared for him. That topic features regularly on the record if there is ever an equal relationship where you respect and love each other in exactly the same weight. I'm not sure it does exist."


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