When I decided to keep going, to start a place both wonderful and strange, I knew the first few recorded musical moments were going to be highly personal. Though “DNT CM” resulted from fucking around on the plane back to America, the first song that I sat out and plotted to be for and about me was this cover of “England”. Because this is where it all started. This is the first song on the Play It As It Lays record, coming out when it comes out. I guess for me this song is about being thousands of miles away from anything resembling home and accidentally choosing to live instead of stop - See more at: http://www.aheartisaspade.com/2013/10/22/a-heart-is-a-spade-exclusive-a-place-both-wonderful-and-strange-england-the-national-cover/#sthash.hEIgvUER.dpuf
i released the first song on my record, a cover of the national’s england, at a heart is a spade.