The story seems simple -- mopey, sensitive rock band writes emo coffee shop ballad and rakes in the cash -- but there's levels to its liner notes.
One of 21st century alt-rock’s least objectively cool hits was actually co-produced by a man who’d become one of today’s foremost ambassadors of Coachella-approved alt-pop cred.
I'm a thousand miles away But girl tonight you look so pretty yes you do Times Square can't shine as bright as you I swear it's true Hey there Delilah, Don't you worry about the distance I'm right there if you get lonely Give this song another listen Close your eyes Listen to my voice it's my disguise I'm by your side Oh it's what you do to me, Oh it's what you do to me, Oh it's what you do to me, Oh it's what you do to me, What you do to me Hey there Delilah, I know times are getting hard But just believe me girl, Someday I'll pay the bills with this guitar We'll have it good, We'll have the life we knew we would My word is good Hey there Delilah, I've got so much left to say, If every simple song I wrote to you Would take your breath away I'd write it all, Even more in love with me you'd fall We'd have it all Oh it's what you do to me, Oh it's what you do to me, Oh it's what you do to me, Oh it's what you do to me A thousand miles seems pretty far, But they've got planes and trains and cars I'd walk to you if I had no other way. Yes, he's still paying the bills with that guitar.Tomorrow (July 28) marks the ten-year anniversary of “Hey There Delilah” briefly becoming the most popular song in America. Hey there, Delilah, you be good And don’t you miss me. G Delilah, I can promise you A That by the time we get through, Hm The world will never, ever be the same, A And you’re to blame. Hey there Delilah What's it like in New York City?