Is There Nothing We Could Do?

Album: Is There Nothing We Could Do? (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • This ballad is the title track from British singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy's long player, Is There Nothing We Could Do?. The album features "music taken from and inspired by the motion picture The Fattest Man In Britain." The film was written by comedian Caroline Aherne about an obese man who becomes a living freakshow by attempting to maintain the title of Britain's largest guy.

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