by Ash


  • In this song, Ash lead singer Tim Wheeler, tries to woo Annabel by convincing her that he's the guy to bring her comfort in the storm. Apparently, she's not buying it.

    "It was a bit of an unrequited situation and I imagined what the relationship could have been," Wheeler said in a Songfacts interview. "It was something that never happened - something that never went further than the song. When you get a little bit of a crush on someone that can make for fun writing because your imagination can work overtime in those times. It can be good for songs."
  • Wheeler drew inspiration from a girl he was into named Isabel, changing the name to Annabel to make it more singable.
  • Ash songs are loaded with literary references. In this one, our hero offers to be Annabel's "Guinevere," who was the wife of King Arthur.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Dan Reed

Dan ReedSongwriter Interviews

Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.

Jimmy Jam

Jimmy JamSongwriter Interviews

The powerhouse producer behind Janet Jackson's hits talks about his Boyz II Men ballads and regrouping The Time.

Mike Love of The Beach Boys

Mike Love of The Beach BoysSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.

Jello Biafra

Jello BiafraSongwriter Interviews

The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The Devil

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The DevilSong Writing

Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?

Grammar In Lyrics

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?