Listening to this song is like letting a hand squeeze your heart.
Quote from John Darnielle regarding this song:
3:AM: Which of the many songs you have written is your personal favourite, in terms of images, character or storytelling?
JD: I have written an awful lot of songs and the new ones are always my favorites. Of the stuff that isn't brand-brand-new, I am especially fond of Pale Green Things which I think is maybe the deepest down I've ever reached, which is why I've only played it live once or twice.I love that the video ends in a chorus of frog noises.