(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach

Album: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (2011)
  • Gallagher explained to NME how this thumping garage rocker fits in with the album's narrative: "The album starts off with 'Everybody's On The Run' and a sense of having to leave where you are to go and find paradise, find out if the grass is greener on the other side. But you end up stranded on the wrong beach, where you end up in paradise thinking, 'This isn't really what I wanted. I should be where I f---ing come from. I should be where I belong.' It's where you're from is where you're at, really. Kind of saying the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Subconsciously I must've been thinking about all this."
  • So, how come the brackets in the title? Gallagher admitted to NME: "I don't know why I put brackets in there, I'm prone to doing that."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Yacht Rock!Song Writing

A scholarly analysis of yacht rock favorites ("Steal Away," "Baker Street"...) with a member of the leading YR cover band.

British InvasionFact or Fiction

Go beyond The Beatles to see what you know about the British Invasion.

Jesus In Pop Hits: The Gospel Songs That Went MainstreamSong Writing

These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.

Alice CooperFact or Fiction

How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?

John Doe of XSongwriter Interviews

With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.

Michael Sweet of StryperSongwriter Interviews

Find out how God and Glam Metal go together from the Stryper frontman.