Eleanor Put Your Boots On

Album: You Could Have Had It So Much Better (2005)
Charted: 30

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about Eleanor Friedberger, the vocalist of the indie rock duo The Fiery Furnaces, who supported Franz Ferdinand during their 2004 tour. Eleanor Friedberger has a relationship with the lead singer of Franz Ferdinand Alex Kapranos.
  • Because of the Beatlesque feel to the song, especially the album version, the "Eleanor" in the title may also be a reference to "Eleanor Rigby."
  • A new, updated version was released as a single peaking at #30 in the UK. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
  • Alex Kapranos claimed that there were a lot of songs about a girl named Eleanor ("Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles, "Eleanor" by The Gathering and The Turtles), so they wanted to contribute with their own Eleanor song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Lexico - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Eleanor Friedberger also dated Spoon frontman Britt Daniel; Spoon's 2001 song "Anything You Want" is about her.

Comments: 1

  • Emily from Abingdon, VaBest song on the album, I believe. Franz matured so much in the few months between their first and second album releases.
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