THE SONG THAT PICKS ME UP WHEN I’M DOWN

THE RAT THE WALKMEN (2004)

Kerrang! (UK) - - Life Is Heavy -

“I first heard it when a girl­friend dumped me on the last day of the first year of uni. My mate gave me their [2004] al­bum Bows + Ar­rows and said, ’You have to lis­ten to this.’ By the time I got to the sec­ond track, I was like, ‘Fuck ev­ery­thing else, life is amaz­ing.’ You’ve got to pick your­self up, love your­self and stop be­ing a dick to change the world. The en­ergy in that song, the pain and the vigour that en­cap­su­lates be­ing fuck­ing tram­pled on and get­ting back up is magic. It changed me for­ever.”

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