|Single by Our Lady Peace|
|from the album
|Released||July 14, 1997|
|Format||Promo-only CD single|
|Genre||Post-grunge, alternative rock|
|Writer(s)||Raine Maida, Arnold Lanni|
|Our Lady Peace singles chronology|
Background and writing
In writing the song, Raine Maida began by thinking about a woman who lived alone in her apartment. The woman has little going on in her life, and the apartment is dingy, without much of a view. She has boxes from her childhood, and one day she takes out a pop-up book and opens it to a garden with pop-up flowers. Whenever she wants to cheer herself up, she opens the book. Maida puts only traces of the entire history in the lyrics.
For the first time, Our Lady Peace self-directed their music video for this song. The video was filmed on July 15, 1997 and consists of the band playing in a dimly lit room (a rehearsal space in Toronto). The video reached the #1 spot on the Muchmusic countdown on October 15, 1997. In 1998 it was ranked #47 for Muchmusic's favourite videos of all time.
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||29|
|Canada Alternative Top 30 (RPM)||8|
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