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Bad Books | Pyotr

Pyotr is a song about the Russian tsar Peter the Great and I found out about the story of him while we were tracking the record and I was just fascinated by it…I told Kevin I wanted to write a song that was kind of going back and forth. The story goes that Peter found his wife cheating on him and took the lover of his wife Katherine and chopped his head off and then put the head kind of in their foyer and as a punishment to Katherine, force her to spend time with him every day—she loved him so much she should be around him all the time….Naturally I thought it was a beautiful love song and so I wrote from the perspective of Peter and then from the perspective of the head and they’re kind of having a back and forth conversation with Katherine. 

Andy Hull

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