Zitat von Front man David posted an explanation on Facebook
“By Hook or By Crook is an expression my late Grandfather said to me whilst on his death bed. In modern terms it translates to ‘By any means necessary’ - This song is about my experience watching my Pa die”
By Hook Or By Crook deals with every single emotion felt after the death of a loved one. Of the track, vocalist David Vernon simply saying “A couple of years ago, my Grandfather passed away. By Hook or by Crook is about what it was like to watch him die.”
On composing the track, bassist Tom Mitchell goes on to say “When writing ‘By Hook or by Crook’, I tried to strip back the music to the basic notes and chords that make you feel like you’re watching a heartbreaking scene in a movie.”
He shared that the child was a creation of his mind, a distraction from the heavy reality of what was going on.