How Not To Be Surprised When You're a Ghost

Songfacts®:

  • This is a single from Charlotte Church's first EP, One. She premiered the song on BBC Radio with Bethan Elfyn on June 26, 2012. Church told Q magazine: "It was inspired by the Nabokov novel Pale Fire. In it, he explores this idea of living in a temporal plane where all the people you have known are there. You have to make peace with all the people you have ever known. Whether you do or not makes your life heaven or hell. Making peace with yourself and others is a huge theme."
  • Russian native writer Vladimir Nabokov is best known for Lolita, his story about a middle-aged literature professor's obsession with a 12-year-old girl. The classic novel has inspired a number of songs in the pop canon, the best known being The Police's hit tune about a teacher who lusts after one of his students, "Don't Stand So Close To Me."

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