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.
Originally a chart-topper for Steve Lawrence in 1962 chart-topper, "Go Away Little Girl," became the first song of the rock era to be taken to #1 by two different artists when Donny Osmond's cover version also reached the summit in 1971.