Dead Man’s Hand

“The idea came from and old story about Wild Bill Hickok who held a poker hand playing five card draw (two aces and two eights.) That’s the nickname for Dead Man’s Hand because the story goes that he ended up getting shot over that hand a little later on in life. I loosely based the song off that but it also has a little love story behind it as well.”Brett Anderson (160)

Death Of A Decade

“There is a sense of longing for what’s come and gone. Every generation has an icon who dies young, whether it’s Martin Luther King or whoever and it makes us examine our own lives. This song is us trying to come to terms with that and deal with that.”Brett Anderson (160)