Nov. 14, 2020

EP 2:The story behind the song | Fellini Was Dying (drunk in the afternoon)

In SONGBIRD's first "behind the song" episode, Marco explores the real life story that inspired the first track from Heaven Get Behind Me.

We talk through the songwriting process, listen to the demo version, go deep into the technical choices and then we hear the final mastered version of the track.


LYRICS:

Fellini Was Dying (drunk in the afternoon)

They say Fellini was dying

And she bums a cigarette

Pretends not to know me

But I know that wicked smile

And those lips, they are so sweet

 

And some farmers brought down the moon

There’s a voice at the bottom of the well

Where the water, it’s so cold 

I've been getting drunk in the afternoons

Yeah, I think I’m going home now

 

They say Fellini was dying

Saw you on 6th Avenue

Another man’s life

Now another man's rose

 

They said Fellini was dying

When I saw you

Another man’s wife

Now another man knows

 

FEDERICO FELLINI "LA DOLCE VITA"

HEM "Lord Blow the Moon Out Please" from Rabbit Songs

SEAN ROWE/New Lore

MARTIN RUBY/Marbles