Give them what they want? And let’s just get this out of the way first: to the extent that you, dear reader, are lumped in with ‘they’ in this song’s twisted paradigm, my sincerest apologies. Yes, I felt oppressed by the weight of their/your expectations while I composed this long, hard hook of a tune. “What hook?” I heard one of you mumble out there. What hook? The whole thing is a hook! A hook is simply something that won’t let your mind go, and I’ve spent my musical life in the maddening pursuit of construction of these hooks, so let me tell you, I know a thing or two about hooks! If you’re going to mumble, keep it down! I’m trying to work here.