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I wanted to write a song about how love can suffer in poverty, having been in this situation myself once. It’s kind of anti-romantic; like, which would you choose, love or money? I wanted to show how poverty can cause relationships to fall apart under pressure. In spite of the claustrophobic subject matter, the song itself is a jaunty, upbeat thing, reminiscent of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely’. I wonder what happened to the handclaps we were going to put on it?