Give My Love to London

Album: Give My Love to London (2014)
  • Marianne Faithfull wrote this song with Steve Earle as a sarcastic put-down of the English capital city and the British press. "I'm not that fond of London - when I go there I have to do 'promo,' which I detest, four or five days of it in a long bunch, and I come back just so pissed off and insulted," she told Billboard magazine. "I must admit that is getting much better - people are not so insulting anymore. But I came back to Paris after a particularly hard promo session, where I'd been asked really awful, insulting questions, and I wrote that song as a horrible, sarcastic put down of London."

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