Anything You Want

Album: Girls Can Tell (2001)


  • This song is about Eleanor Friedberger, the vocalist of the indie rock duo The Fiery Furnaces, whom Spoon frontman Britt Daniel once dated. He explained to Pitchfork:

    "It was a song about Eleanor. It was a big-picture song, and at the end it zooms way into this specific moment. I could definitely see her standing on that corner."
  • Eleanor Friedberger later had a relationship with the lead singer of Franz Ferdinand Alex Kapranos and he penned the song "Eleanor Put Your Boots On" about her.

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  • Joe from Washington DcSome people call this song Sound Exchange. Britt told a crowd at The Parish he didn't mind that at all. I hope this song never falls off their live playlist. Such a perfect sentiment and tone for struggling through a relationship or looking back at one.
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