I Want The Heartbeat

Album: The Messenger (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Johnny Marr sings here about a Lottery winner who ditches his wife for an ECG machine. He told The Sun: "I know, it's mad isn't it? I was thinking about how technology rules our lives. 'Have you got the new iPhone 5? Which laptop must I get?' And I was thinking, 'What's the ultimate technology you'd buy if you did win millions?' So I thought of a guy who gets rid of his wife for sexual kicks with the heart-rate machine."
  • Marr told NME: "As a musician, it's hard to avoid technology. I don't like that gadgets can be the boss of me for even one second, but they often drag me away for hours."

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