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"How" is the first song by American alternative band The Neighbourhood from their debut studio album, I Love You. It was released on April 22nd, 2013, the same day that the album was released.

Critical Reception Edit

Brent Faulkner of PopMatters claimed the song "establishes a dark, moody nature about the effort". He also said that it is "not 'definitive' per say, but easily highlights the band's potential and strengths".[1]

Live Performances Edit

The Neighbourhood performed How live as the opening song on Letterman on January 31st, 2014.[2] A live recording of this performance was then uploaded to YouTube.

Credits Edit

  • Jesse Rutherford — vocals, songwriting
  • Emile Haynie — production
  • Justyn Pilbrow — production

Lyrics Edit

How could you question God's existence when you question God himself?
Why would you ask for God's assistance if you wouldn't take the help?

If you're gone, then I need you
If you're gone, then how is any of this real?
When I'm on, I believe you
When I'm not, my knees don't even seem to feel

How could you tell me that I'm great
When they chew me up, spit me out, pissed on me?
Why would you tell me that it's fate
When they laughed at me, every day, in my face?

They say the end is coming sooner
But the end's already here
I said today is but a rumor
That we'll laugh at in a year
Or two, or three, or four, or five, whatever

If you're gone, then I need you
If you're gone, then how is any of this real?
When I'm on, I believe you
When I'm not, my knees don't even seem to feel

How could you tell me that I'm great
When they chew me up, spit me out, pissed on me?
Why would you tell me that it's fate
When they laughed at me, every day, in my face?
How could you tell me that I'm great
When they chew me up, spit me out, pissed on me?
Why would you tell me that it's fate
When they laughed at me, every day, in my face?

How?
How could you tell me that I'm great?
How?
How could you tell me that it's fate?
How?

References Edit

  1. https://www.popmatters.com/171860-the-neighbourhood-i-love-you-2495753790.html
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWHPUcQaIBQ