Not only does no one deliver relationship tumult on song like Fiona Apple, but no one does it so bitterly. Just when you though Fiona Apple has given you all she has with her fourth critically-acclaimed album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, she rises again with a soundtrack inclusion. This track comes for This Is 40 – a movie about midlife crises in the 21st Century.
The track is melodically stark and heavy laden with the piano, yet wraps itself around Fiona Apple’s direct lyrics with rugged perfection. It’s a song about love lost through time – the shackles of a long term relationship through varying degrees including emotionally and sexually. It truly capture that moment when pure love turns into just companionship.