Broken Strings

Album: Songs For You, Truths For Me (2008)
Charted: 2

Songfacts®:

  • This is a duet between Morrison and the Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado. Morrison told the Daily Mail August 29, 2008 that the Canadian singer was originally sent the wrong version of the song, "but she soon got the hang of it. She was cool, very funny."
  • Morrison told The Sun September 25, 2008 about this track: "I actually disregarded this song a while back. I rewrote it three times. It turned out more acoustic, but it was more rocky before. At one point it sounded really wet and I wasn't feeling it. Then the idea of a duet came and I thought of Nelly Furtado. I was aiming high. Then I was told Nelly was interested and so off I went to Canada and met her in the studio. She was cool."
  • The song topped the charts in several countries including Germany, where it was Morrison's first #1 and Furtado's second.

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