True As The Night

Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Craig Nicholls told jmag (July 2008) that this acoustic number started as two separate songs that were just meant to be together. He explained: "Both songs were in the same 6/8 rhythm, with the same pattern of strumming. It fit together and we put strings on it. Some string players came down when we were in America and it was a really spiritual thing. It's really sparse and totally pulled back, a contrast to 'Jamola'! The song is really personal. Like everything on the album the songs have got a reality to them."

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