Passion

Album: not on an album (2001)

Songfacts®:

  • "Passion" is one of a number of songs written by the non-existent Junior Lightning Boy that appear in the 2001 erotic thriller Forbidden Highway. It is performed just over an hour into the film when the man himself is playing in a country bar, the passion being provided by the film's female lead who having got herself into a lot of trouble with some rather unpleasant people is performing a strip tease routine, which is less passion than lust, but is soon to result in a bar fight as Elrey walks in, the guy whose car she stole leaving him in the desert where he had the good fortune to be rescued by a country girl. Elrey's encounter with her was accompanied by a song with the somewhat inappropriate title "Country Girl Blues."

    "Passion" has been performed on occasion by bluesman Brother Yusef, who is its real composer, and is is copyrighted 1999 by Hopkins-Olaitan Music. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go'sSongwriter Interviews

Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary MachineSong Writing

Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.

Harold Brown of WarSongwriter Interviews

A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.

Janis Ian: Married in London, but not in New YorkSong Writing

Can you be married in one country but not another? Only if you're part of a gay couple. One of the first famous singers to come out as a lesbian, Janis wrote a song about it.

Joan ArmatradingSongwriter Interviews

The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."

16 Songs With a HeartbeatSong Writing

We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.