Wednesday, June 1, 2011

“Virgin is a 3 part parallel story of our first record: ‘I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child’, the first time I had sex, and the day I got married.  Those 3 things are almost like I found ways to talk about all of it with the same thing so talking to our fans, saying we built this house with our hands and our time and our blood about our band and saying but it’s never going to be the same.  The beginning says:


‘Heard don't move
Lest you know someone you can move’

And that’s like kind of saying don’t ever do anything unless people are gonna be moved by it.  Don’t ever do anything just for nothing.  


And then the lyrics kind of rotate so it says:


‘We built this house with our hands, and our time, and our blood
You build this up in one day to fall downward and rust
You built this house with your hands, and your time, and your blood’


And that’s referring to the fans, saying you did this and we built this up in one day to fall downward and rust.  We can just do something that will ruin it all.  And that’s the same way with sex, and that’s the same way with marriage.  It really all kind of continually talks about each other without really referring to anything at once."

- Andy Hull, explaining Manchester Orchestra's newest single, "Virgin" to Review Rinse Repeat


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