In My Own Particular Way

Album: Negative Capability (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Marianne Faithfull addressing Warren Ellis of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. The Australian musician produced Negative Capability in tandem with Rob Ellis and Head, as well as performing on most of the tracks. The song finds Faithfull speaking plainly of her need for love and acceptance. She told Mojo:

    "I wrote some at the last minute, almost on the hoof. My own particular way is my call for someone to come and love me; please send me someone to love. That's for Warren really. It's not a love affair, of course, but Warren and I fell in love. Our relationship is all about music. I just love working with him."
  • Marianne Faithfull told Mojo she originally wrote this about loneliness, "but then a friend said to me, why don't you send out a loud call to the universe to send you someone to love - and so I did. And they did."

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