HOLY SYNCHRONICITY BATMAN!!! E (or Mark Oliver Everett) is the son of none other than Hugh Everett III the originator of the many worlds interpretation of quantum theory. I did not know that. The song struck me today as I was reminiscing through the Eels greatest hits on Spotify. Often deep and dark I identified with the Eels music and felt attachment to the emotion conveyed in songs pertaining to being an outsider and dealing with loss. This song represented a shift in tone in Electro Shock Blues where E dealt with the suicide of his sister and death of his mother.
E was part of a 2007 documentary where he interviewed some of his father’s old colleagues and journeyed across the US to learn about the father he never knew.
Wow. Good find!