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- Posted on Dec 7th 2009 12:00PM by Dan Reilly
"It's a metaphor for being addicted to somebody, being in love with them," Skiba tells Spinner. "A lot of times, it has a lot to do with people that get in a routine of being unhappy, like a woman who dates or marries men that beat her or cheat on her."
"It's about a relationship gone bad and, for some reason, you just can't quit it," he adds. "We use the metaphor of being addicted to heroin or any kind of drugs. The reference in the song particularly is to heroin and methadone and trying to kick an addiction, but it's a metaphor for love."
The cheery subject is something Skiba says everyone can relate to. "It's a human condition that I think we all, in one way or another, fall victim to," he says. "It's not to say that people can't be happy or find bliss in a relationship. It's just amazing to me how unhappy most people are and they can't shake it and can't fix it, much like an addiction."
The album, which is due out Feb. 23 via the band's Heart and Skull label partnership with Epitaph, is finished and the Trio are currently finalizing the artwork. The band will also kick off a tour with Omaha rockers Cursive later that month. Dates have yet to be announced.