'I'll never say "happy anniversary"'
Across 69 Love Songs the singers are most often victims of love, more sinned against than sinning. This is one of the few songs that bucks this trend. (Another, which includes both sides, is Yeah. Oh, Yeah.)
'so the radio plays / "I Think I Need a New Heart"'
I Think I Need a New Heart refers to itself being played on the radio, and thus registers in the [list of self-referential songs]. In one scene in the film [Pieces of April], for which Stephin Merritt provided the [soundtrack], the radio plays I Think I Need a New Heart.
- [Lyrics and guitar tab] from stephinsongs web site.