There’s just one line that’s approaching positive: I’ve got a voice in my head that keeps singing. It’s the only sign of hope in the whole song.
ADAM: Yeah, you’re right [he laughs]. As a journalist you’re gonna look at the words, yet the music itself has this uplifting thing about it. Even though it’s dark and sexy it has this up thing and there’s a lot of that on the album. This kind of contrast, and, you know, sad, melancholy storytelling. There’s definitely a dichotomy of the darkness in the lyric and uplifting beat and tempo. I love that.
Which brings us very neatly to Another Lonely Night, which is just awesome. That hook is so triumphant [“yeah”], so amazing [“yeah”] and so pathetically sad. [“yeah, it is!” and he laughed]
ADAM: Both those songs fit into this idea of catharsis. I kind of commiserate with the listener who says “I get it, I’m not the only person who feels this way!” Everybody goes through it. The song has an effect on people; I sing that I’m lonely, and people understand and say “I’m fuckin’ lonely, too! Thanks for understanding.” That’s my experience when I look at the audience during this song.
Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.