Sonically, the verse is just “Phantom of the Opera” and the chorus is rehashed older Train material. However, the lyrics add needed life; listing dozens of amusing death scenarios for our protagonist’s ex-lover make this a fixture in yet another of the endless top-40 breakup hits of 2011-2012.
Riff by Karl Ernest
Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.