Waves

Album: The Magician's Private Library (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • Miranda explained to The Sun February 19, 2010: "'Waves' is a love song in a way. But it's also about enduring unnecessary pain and suffering and what happens to the waves we make in our lives. How far they go, who we touch, we'll never know - so do your best to make the good waves. Help those in pain, help those less fortunate than you, ya dig?"
  • According to an article in The Guardian, The Magician's Private Library got its unusual title from Holly Miranda's schizophrenic uncle. The two of them were listening to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon on a boat one day and when it got to the part on Brain Damage where the man starts laughing, Holly's uncle, who had been in a mental asylum since he was 23, turned to her and said, "I think it sounds like the magician's private library!"

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Phone Booth Songs

Phone Booth SongsSong Writing

Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.

Eagles Lyrics Quiz

Eagles Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song?

Emilio Castillo from Tower of Power

Emilio Castillo from Tower of PowerSongwriter Interviews

Emilio talks about what it's like to write and perform with the Tower of Power horns, and why every struggling band should have a friend like Huey Lewis.

Song Cities

Song CitiesMusic Quiz

Nirvana, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen are among those who wrote songs with cities that show up in this quiz.

Andy McClusky of OMD

Andy McClusky of OMDSongwriter Interviews

Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"They're Playing My Song

Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.