When You're Smiling and Astride Me

Album: I Love You, Honeybear (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • I Love You, Honeybear is a loose concept record about Father John Misty's love for his wife, filmmaker Emma Garr. Q magazine commented that the album is very romantic in places. He replied: "I was terrified that I was gonna trivialize the experiences I was trying to write about. Emma told me that I couldn't be afraid to let the songs just be beautiful. 'When You're Smiling And Astride Me' was one of those songs that absolutely benefited from that realization."

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