4 Lonely Roads

Album: Rewind The Film (2013)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon handles all the lead vocals on this song. Bassist Nicky Wire told NME: "I wrote the music and lyrics to '4 Lonely Roads' and I just didn't want to hear my voice there. I saved the public from that! Cate added such a pure vocal to it, it's almost unnerving."
  • The Manics sent Le Bon the track in LA. Wire told The Quietus that, "at the start you can hear her walking in her high heels, clip clopping up to the mic. She did it in three takes, it worked perfectly."
  • Wire did the demo on his own. He told The Quietus: "I did the drums on that. I wanted it to sound like 'Two Of Us' by The Beatles, a sort of lolloping groove."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Gentle GiantSongwriter Interviews

If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"They're Playing My Song

Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.

David Bowie Leads the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired MenSong Writing

Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.

What Musicians Are Related to Other Musicians?Song Writing

A big list of musical marriages and family relations ranging from the simple to the truly dysfunctional.

SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.

Leslie West of MountainSongwriter Interviews

From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.