Jan. 22, 2021

The story behind the song | Wallflower's Surprise

In our final behind-the-song episode of Season 1, we go deep into the bible, and an alternate life to understand what inspired Wallflower's Surprise, track 11 from Heaven Get Behind Me.

As always, we hear the demo version as well as the finished track.


LYRICS:

Wallflower's Surprise

 

Never been to Graceland

The king is dead,

Long live the king

Delilah, they can burn my eyes out

I won’t make a sound

 

Ain’t no angels

Ain’t 72 virgins

Dog days

Salad days

 

Heaven get behind me

Heaven get behind me

Heaven get behind me

Heaven get behind me

 

So, you asked what did I learn

Nothing woman, nothing at all

Except the feel of your breath on my neck

On a summer night

 

With the moon driving so slow

You’re the wallflower’s surprise

 

Ain’t no angel

There ain’t no more time

Dog days

Salad days

 

Heaven get behind me

Heaven get behind me

Heaven get behind me

Heaven get behind me

 

Nick Drake/Pink Moon