I guess it was, sort of, at a time when I was like a bit… I felt like my life was slightly in stasis and I was a little bit bored, so I guess I kind of equated that to being a frozen corpse and stuck in an ashy position under a burned down city for a long time. You know, just your average thought. Totally normal. And then it became a pop song, which you know is a bit weird.
Dan’s explanation of his inspiration for writing “Pompeii” (via basti-mental)