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Mother Mother is a Canadian indie rock band based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The band consists of Ryan Guldemond on guitar and vocals, Molly Guldemond on vocals and keyboard, Jasmin Parkin on keyboard and vocals, Ali Siadat on drums, and Mike Young on bass. Longtime bassist Jeremy Page left the band in 2016. In 2005, they independently released their self-titled debut album under the band name Mother. They later changed their name to Mother Mother, and re-released the album on Last Gang Records in 2007. Retitled Touch Up, the reissue also featured several new songs.
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*Personal interpretation: I believe this song is about someone who is befriending someone almost opposite to them. BDSM has been implied in previous songs by Mother Mother (see "Bit By Bit" and "Verbatim"), as it is here (e,g., "I've found love in the strangest place, tied up and branded locked in a cage" is a good example of bondage and "They get the ball on me, I do forget the chains" ballgag and use of chains perhaps?). This person the singer is befriending/trying to get a date with is not accustomed to the singer's lack of social skills ("I've got problems, not just the ones that are little. They're people problems" Also see: "Get out the Way" about being anti social). The relationship between the artist and the person they're singing about is undefined, either platonic or romantic.