Sway

Album: Drive (1997)
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Songfacts®:

  • Although "Sway" is far from Bic Runga's most popular song, it has inspired more impersonators than Elvis. All over YouTube there are recordings of this track, many by young girls who connected with the song.

    The original runs to around 4 minutes 19 seconds, and found its way onto the soundtrack of the 1999 teen flick American Pie. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • In a short webnote The Stories Behind The Songs on the record "Drive", Bic Runga said of this track: "I wrote it while I was in Ireland. Before I went, while on my way to the airport, I noticed a bridge that had the word 'sway' written on it. I didn't understand how the person got up there to write the graffiti and why they wrote the word, but I just decided 'I like that word - that's the title of my next song.'"

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