That central image of the “cherry bomb” came naturally. Sometimes lines just come to you while you’re singing, and you’re not sure where they came from. I came up with the cherry bomb being representative of a need to blow out this romantic flame. Breaking up — or being broken up with — can be pretty devastating. This song is saying “You need to blow out that flame, we lost it long ago.” It’s actually a really sad song.
We tried this one I don’t know how many different ways. We recorded it three times, and it was one of those songs we really struggled with. At one point we had a kind of “space rock” arrangement — which is a cool version and the people who heard it were like “Ah, I still like that version better,” but this is the one that seemed to work best for me (from Wondering Sound).