Seventh Stranger

Ask Katy

First off I just want to say that you guys have put on the greatest shows this summer. I have loved all of them. Also when you guys play New Religion live, you all ROCK! Finally my question... My sis and I have a debate over the song Seventh Stranger. She seems to think it's about you realizing that you your not yourself anymore (whatever that means) and I think its a love and lost song. Are we close? Can you let me know what that song was inspired from?Sherilyn

"Dear Sherilyn, It's an awful long time since I thought about that song but I do seem to remember being somewhat influenced by the "wandering swordsmen" or "ronin" eg "the seven samurai" films of Kurosawa at the time. s "