"Heaven in the Afternoon" as written by Sarah Martin, Stuart Murdoch, Richard Colburn, Michael Cooke, Christopher Geddes, Stephen Jackson and Bob Kildea....
I love you like I love my blood
I love this town, I love you just as much
I love you like I love my God
I thought that we agreed to never touch
Come and sit beside me in the dark
Incline your head

Mama take a hold of me
I read bad books, I'm crying in my sleep
Mama take a hold of me
Lonely's easy for the rocks and trees
"Sister, make my feelings known," I whisper to the grass

Supersonic sight, practiced in thickest light
9.30, hello night-time
I'll never sleep again

Heaven in the afternoon
The sunlight bids me to the viewing room
I take a little overdose
And the sun has gone, I see the city clock
Baby, did you pick yourself a boy up in the aisle?

You want someone to read to you
A bear called Pooh
Tales of Ratty's riverbank
A fantasy
Baby stories
A reverie
A body warm in sympathy
A body warm in sympathy


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"Heaven in the Afternoon" as written by Christopher Geddes Bob Kildea

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    General Commentthis song is full of vulnerability, which i think is why it is so endearing.
    iysilon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLovely.
    Brighterrron March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song about 60s artist, model, actress Edie Sedgwick, who lived a short life of 28 years.

    '“I wrote that song and I can’t quite remember why I asked Sarah to sing it,” says Murdoch. “But it’s somewhat inspired by the Edie Sedgwick biography. She’d gone through such a bad mental state. The only stuff she could take in were baby stories like Winnie the Pooh. So I wrote that one for Edie and the condition she was in."

    The lines which directly reflects her lifestyle are
    'Supersonic sight, practiced in thickest light
    9.30, hello night-time
    I'll never sleep again'

    It refers to her figure and pictures made of her,
    the second line is about her partying lifestyle...the line 'I take a little overdose" is about her addiction to speed.
    mellow27on September 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt's about heroin.
    Islandson November 05, 2010   Link

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