Album: Scissor Sisters (2004)
Charted: 14

Songfacts®:

  • Male lead vocalist Jake Shears (Jason Sellards) wrote this for his best friend, Mary Hanlon. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Leon - Waterbury, CT
  • The real-life Mary tragically died of a brain aneurysm in April 2006 just when the Scissor Sisters were finishing off their recording of their second album.

Comments: 2

  • Kay from Costa Mesa, CaI definitely hear the early Elton John influence as well. Lyrically enticing.
  • Dc from Hilo, HiThis song sounds similar to the early 70's Elton John sound. Great tune...
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