Perfect Love

Album: The Spinning Top (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Coxon told The Sun May 8, 2009 that he likes this song, "because it's my lunatic attempt at a bossa nova style. I was always a fan of Stan Getz's The Girl From Ipanema. Very Sixties, very smooth with a slightly Latin feel. I just wanted to do that but really fast."
  • Coxon explained to The Sun that this song has, "got (Pentangle bassist) Danny Thompson on it and Graham Fox plays drums. I play a little saxophone on that to conjure up images of rabbits in fields as there were millions of them everywhere in Kent."
  • The Spinning Top is a concept album which follows a man from birth to death. Coxon explained to XFM: "It's about a man who is born in, um, possibly the '50s. Grows up, meets a girl, gets married, then has to go to war and gets really knackered up and then has a divorce and then goes mad and then...er...dies and goes to heaven."
  • Coxon told The Sun why the project evolved into a concept album: "As I was writing, these songs got more elaborate in my head. They were all suggesting lifetime events. There was a song about war - Sorrow's Army, then November - which sounded like a funeral. Before I recorded the songs, I added a story to them, so I could focus on them in order. It's not something which is really important to people listening, though - if you like the story that's fine. I don't want to over-egg the custard on that one."

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