The opening track of Prince of Tears introduces us to the foul-mouthed and cocksure character created by Baxter Dury for the album, centered on the delusions that come with heartbreak. "The man singing and speaking it all is unreliable; he can't see the world properly," said Dury. "Its massively delusional, but because of that it's also emotionally true."
Dury compares himself to various things during the song including a tiny little ghost, Morgan Freeman and an urban goose. Q Magazine asked him where Morgan Freeman came from? Dury replied:
"Where it's from or what it means I don't really know. Morgan Freeman is about earnestness. I think I imagined him in Game of Thrones raping a dragon or something. That's a pretty thing weird thing to say, isn't it?"
The female voice on the chorus is Australian born singer-songwriter Madelaine Hart. She previously collaborated and toured extensively in the UK and Europe with Baxter Dury for his Happy Soup album.
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.
To the younger crowd, "A Little Less Conversation" is one of the most popular Elvis Presley songs. Peaking at #50 when it was released in 1968, it got new life in the '00s when it was used in the movies Lilo And Stitch and Ocean's Eleven.
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