“Hot Knives” is my favorite Bright Eyes song. This particular line always resonated with me. So cliché, but I went through a really terrible breakup recently, and needed to do something for myself, to give myself some closure. The song is about a woman who packs up and leaves her life behind so that she can start over, and I suppose that’s what I’m trying to do right now. The artwork is taken directly from the cover of the lyrics booklet inside Cassadaga.