Sweet Dreams, TN

Album: Everything You've Come to Expect (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • This country-tinged song finds Alex Turner opening his heart and lungs to his girlfriend Taylor Bagley, who was born in Tennessee. The Arctic Monkeys frontman told Zayn Lowe on his Beats 1 show: "I was reaching something vocally that I hadn't done before."
  • Darling I can't seem to quit
    Completely falling to bits
    I really might be losing it
    The idea that you've existed all along's ridiculous
    I don't know what to say


    The words for this song are clear cut, unlike the other tracks on the lyrically abstract Everything You've Come To Expect. "That tune actually is perhaps the only one where I sat down and it is just what it is," Alex Turner told Q magazine. "That's straightforward that."
  • The song has a Roy Orbison vibe. This can be explained by the fact that it originated when Turner started playing an old Big O riff, "on an acoustic one afternoon, longing for someone."

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