Heroine

Album: Dog Man Star (1994)

Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Brett Anderson told Mojo June 2011 magazine despite his drug habit at the time, this song was not about smack but, "pornography and being unable to form relationships."
  • The song appears to be paying homage to Marilyn Monroe, but Anderson told the Suede.co.uk site in 2011: "The 'Marilyn' reference was never actually meant literally to Monroe but more as a kind of Venus/Aphrodite reference."
  • "She Walks in Beauty," the song's opening line, is the title of a poem by English romantic poet, Lord Bryon.

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