This song was written by Natasha Khan (aka Bat For Lashes) in New York, where her boyfriend lived. During their relationship the English singer-songwriter found herself traveling back and forth between her home country and the Big Apple. In this song, she refers to New York as her Emerald City.
Khan told Q magazine July 2009 that when she writes she sees the song. She added that this song, "is green, like the Emerald City, and I was seeing England and America and the huge ocean between the two and seeing myself flying across into New York, which was a crystal city made of glass."
Jay-Z's 2012 "Glory" features his daughter Blue Ivy Carter's cries and coos. At less than two days old, she became the youngest ever credited artist to feature on a Billboard chart when the song debuted on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at #74.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."