In Another World (You Would've Found Yourself By Now)

Album: Quicken The Heart (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This song, along with the rest of the album, was produced by Nick Launay [Talking Heads, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush, Nick Cave]. Clash Magazine January 2009 asked frontman Paul Smith why the band decided to hook up with Launay. He replied: "We approached him due to his work with Nick Cave, especially the Grinderman record, which manages to sound raw and dirty as well as having a fun side to it, with the vocal pulling you through the madness. Added to that, he's worked with PIL and Kate Bush, who were both very adventurous, working on the fringe of the mainstream, which interests us, too."
  • Smith told Drowned In Sound: "In the studio, along with our producer Nick, we came up with lots of little rhythmic tricks to keep the momentum of the song going underneath the guitar riff."
  • Smith explained to Drowned In Sound that this song is "about feeling self-righteous even though we all have similar primal impulses."
  • The lyric "You'll still end up on the revolving dancefloor in the middle of the river," refers to the infamous floating Newcastle nightclub The Tuxedo Princess.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz, Rainbow)

Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz, Rainbow)Songwriter Interviews

Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.

Trucking Songs That Were #1 Hits

Trucking Songs That Were #1 HitsSong Writing

The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.

Graham Parker

Graham ParkerSongwriter Interviews

When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.

Grateful Dead Characters

Grateful Dead CharactersMusic Quiz

Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?

Sarah Brightman

Sarah BrightmanSongwriter Interviews

One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.

Jonathan Edwards - "Sunshine"

Jonathan Edwards - "Sunshine"They're Playing My Song

"How much does it cost? I'll buy it?" Another songwriter told Jonathan to change these lyrics. Good thing he ignored this advice.