"Candy Darling" is named after the 1970s American actor and trans woman of the same name. A muse for The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed and Andy Warhol, she became a fixture in fashionable Manhattan. Darling died in 1974, aged just 29, and St. Vincent imagines bidding her farewell as she embarks on her journey to her eternal home.And your wig, blonde, rolls home
Waving from the latest uptown train
I never wanna leave
"I just got pretty obsessed with her," St. Vincent told NME
. "I had a friend who was friends with her, and was at her bedside when she died, and I just started thinking about her."
Clark added: "I just kept picturing that we were all on the platform seeing her off and she was taking that last uptown train to heaven, slow motion waving with the tiniest bit of subway wind in her hair."