Tim: As we muddle our way through the depths of midwinter, shall we have a slightly summery track to raise our spirits?
Tom: Okay, first up: the chorus – and the whistling bit – is mostly the middle eight from Wrecking Ball. “Don’t you ever say I just walked away,” etc etc. Probably a coincidence, still unfortunate, because it’s all I can hear.
Tim: Oh, YES it is, and that may explain why I liked it so much. Admittedly the message of it doesn’t make it a massively spirit-raising song, with the whole “we were pretty great but then it kind of went to shit” vibe throughout; on the other hand, that’s a cracking riff they’ve got going on in the chorus, wherever it came from, and the whistling makes it seem very chirpy indeed.
Tom: It does. It’s just a shame it sounds like another, better riff.
Tim: Well I’ll take it whatever, as a retrospective of good times in the year. It’s nice.