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Album: Every Good Boy Deserves FavourReleased: 1971Charted:
This song was a bonus track to the album, yet it turned out to be by far its most successful song. Its music and lyrics are among the intense songs from this group. The song seems to be about a man worrying about both his marriage/relationship and the world around him.
The name of the album, "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour," is taken from a mnemonic device used to aid in learning to read music. It corresponds to the notes on the lines in the treble clef, from bottom to top: E, G, B, D, F. There is also a stage play by Tom Stoppard of the same name, which was first performed in 1977.