Paris

Album: My Best Friend is You (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from English singer-songwriter Kate Nash's second album, My Best Friend is You. Nash explained the song to Spin magazine: "It's basically about my journey over the past year, the pressures of what people expect from me, and my friends and how no one will ever know the secrets we share. It's also about arguing with people that you're close to, and then when you're arguing with someone else, using their opinions. Like if your Mom was telling you her opinion on something, and you're like, 'Mom you're so wrong, let me do whatever I want.' Then later you use your mom's opinion as your own."
  • Nash explained to Spin why she titled the song after the French capital: "When I was on holiday in Paris last year, I went totally alone and it was quite scary. I was staying at a hotel and this French guy brought tea up to my room and I asked him a question. He spoke in French and I spoke in English and we couldn't understand each other at all, but we had some sort of communication going on. I went to Paris to be inspired, which might sound a bit w---y, but I wanted to explore, go to exhibitions, and put myself in a different situation. And I recorded some songs on my laptop."

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