In our interview with Donovan
, we asked how he came up with the vibrant images that appear in the lyric. Lines like:Color sky Havana lake
Color sky rose carmethene
Donovan explained that like many great songwriters - Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, Bob Dylan among them - he dabbled in art and thought in terms of paintings. This song is an example of translating images on a canvas into words. "'Wear Your Love Like Heaven' was really a paint-ily song - watching a sunset go down," he said.