Down In The Woods

Album: Standing At The Sky's Edge (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Hawley gets downright raw on this rocker, borrowing the riff from the Stooges' "1969" as the Sheffield singer tries to entice his missus out into the country for some sexual shenanigans. "Won't you follow me down, down into the woods… come back feelin' good," he sings.
  • The song was inspired by the meditative long walks Hawley took through the woods, hills and valleys near Sheffield with his dog during the period he was writing the album.
  • In the press release announcing the details of Standing At The Sky's Edge, Hawley said: "I wanted to get away from the orchestration of my previous records and make a live album with two guitars, bass, drums and rocket noises!" Asked by The Sun what he meant by 'rocket noises,' he replied: "The rocket noise thing was how I described the mental sounds Johnny was getting from his keyboards and it just sort of stuck."
  • This was the first tune Hawley penned for Standing at the Sky's Edge. The singer told Q magazine that he wrote it, "in response to the complete outrage I felt at one of the first things this government wanted to do - sell all the woodland off to their chinless f---ing mates."

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