Flutter Girl

Album: Euphoria Morning (1999)

Songfacts®:

  • Chris Cornell wrote this song while working on the movie Singles. In the film, Matt Dillon's character, Cliff Poncier, peddles his tape of solo songs. The fictitious tracklist was devised by Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam, who was also working on the film. Cornell recorded songs with those titles on a 4-track tape machine, which is what Cliff Poncier would have used. One of those songs is "Flutter Girl," which Cornell turned into a heartaching song about a delicate girl he is setting free, as she is better off without him.
  • The original version of this song was included on the 1992 EP Chris Cornell made for Singles, which is known as The Poncier Tape and also includes an early version of "Spoonman." About 5000 copies were pressed on CD; "Flutter Girl" got a great reaction, prompting Cornell to record a proper version for his 1999 solo album "Euphoria Morning." The song was also included on the B-side of Cornell's single "Can't Change Me."

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