The Japanese say you have three faces.
The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends, and your family.
The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are.
That song is hugely, hugely, tremendously influential on our songwriting. It’s a song about people with a really kind of uncertain sense about how to make things be better—and things don’t turn out better in the end. These two people trying it together, and they think, ‘Okay, we can try to start this new life,’ and it clearly falls apart. And then the singer eventually thinks she’ll just drive away from it again, but that obviously is not going to fix anything. For years and years, that song has just killed me. I mean, this is going to make me sound like a gigantic dick, but I swear it’s true—every time I hear that song, it makes me cry. Because of how much things are that way sometimes. You try and try and try and try and shit just does not fucking work out. And you get some kind of very difficult and small idea of how you can make things better—maybe if you fall in love with someone, or maybe if you found a different job, or maybe if you go back to community college, or maybe if you have a baby, or maybe if you get off drugs or something, things will turn out okay. And sometimes it does, but a lot of time it doesn’t.