Cracks in the Canvas

Album: A Woman a Man Walked By (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Harvey told the New Musical Express January 17, 2009 that on this song, some of her backing vocals "sound like a five-year-old to me."
  • In an interview with The Sun March 26, 2009, the interviewer commented that the line, "cracks in the canvas are like roads that never end," is particularly effective. Harvey replied: "I was very pleased with that line. I often write lyrics that have nothing to do with music, sort of poem lyrics, and that was one of those. The starting point was a child's lullaby."

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