Lonesome Swan

Album: Glasvegas (2008)
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  • Singer James Allan told the Daily Record August 5, 2008: "I was in Andalucia (in South Spain) last year and there was a swan-shaped pedalo in the water. There were all these other fancy ones the kids took out but nobody ever took out this swan. I used it as a metaphor."

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