See, a breakup is a many-headed beast. Sometimes they take too long, but occasionally they’re right on time. They can be spontaneous and quick, or planned with marching band meticulous precision. They can get carried out with a kiss or with a shout. They can end in a cuddle or a cry. They can be a relief, or a Shakespearean in magnitude tragedy. ‘It’s not you it’s me’…’We just need some time apart’…’Let’s still be friends’… and on, and on, and on.
A break up can be a lot of things, but easy is never one of them.
“Pain in Pretty Things” is a song about the part of relationships where they end, and the emotional spiral leading down to that place people never really plan for. The song is an imagined conversation between a Spaceship Days sibling, and significant other who plays drums with an almost famous rock band. It’s about the hows and whys and maybe nots people find to try and explain the reasons they feel the way they feel. The world of Not Easy is the place this song comes from.
“Pain in Pretty Things” is a song not just about breaking up, but about the internal struggle that comes from your head saying that something makes sense, no matter how loudly your heart disagrees.
One of the coolest things about this song--and possibly every song we've ever committed to a re-playable medium--is the fact that this one got covered. Our very good friend the Lovely Ms. Lettie P. performed "Pain in Pretty Things" with her uncle at a school Talent Show.