Are You Here

Album: The Sea (2010)
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  • The first track on Bailey Rae's second album The Sea, this song deals with her grief following the death of her husband Jason Rae from an accidental overdose in 2008. Said Bailey Rae: "When I started writing that I was thinking, 'I don't really want this song to go into the world, 'cause it's so naked.' But I had to." >>
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  • Bailey Rae told The Sun November 27, 2009 about this haunting lost-love piece: "It's quite an erotic song, a big love song about the intoxicating feeling of love. I went into a florists one day and saw this massive bunch of tuberose flowers and the smell just blew me away like that feeling of love does and I was overwhelmed and wrote that song about how I felt."
  • The song starts with the line: "He's a real live-wire, he's the best of his kind, wait till you see those eyes…" addressed to Bailey Rae's late husband. She explained to The Daily Telegraph January 25, 2010: "That was a line that just came out. I feel like I've been playing music and writing music to help me with all the different emotions that I've been feeling. When I started writing that song I was thinking, 'I don't really want this song to go into the world, because it's so naked."'
  • Bailey Rae explained to The Daily Telegraph that there is intentionally no question mark in the song title because, "I didn't want it to seem like there's a desperation in it with it being so obviously a question."

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