Paperchase

Album: Sonik Kicks (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Weller explained during a listening session for Sonik Kicks that this paean for lost souls was written quickly to a drum loop, something he's rarely done. He admitted that the lyrics may have been subconsciously inspired by the loss of his friends, Amy Winehouse and fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

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