Andrew McMahon played this song at the Dear Jack show in Los Angeles last November. Before he began to play, he told us a quick tale about how it was written to win the heart of a girl he’d just met; the woman who would later become his wife. I found the story sweet, but unrelatable. I didn’t give it a second thought that night and it hadn’t occurred to me again until about three days ago when it popped into my shuffled playlist.
I get it now. I really do. And it breaks my heart.