Song of the Day: Marrow - St Vincent
I heard this song on KRCL's World Cafe program this morning. The host David Dye's interview with Annie Erin Clark of St. Vincent was fascinating. She said she wrote Marrow as an interpretation of how she thought The Wizard of Oz would sound when it went technicolor. She also said she had the voices of the Oz characters in mind. I wasn't able to listen to the entire program, but I'm going to guess that St. Vincent had the Tin Man in mind when she wrote this song
When I was first dating my husband, I remember one of his cousins telling me that he and a group of cousins used to pretend they were characters from The Wizard of Oz: C. was Dorothy in search of a way back home, M. was Lion in search of his courage, G. was Scarecrow in search of a brain, and my husband was Tin Man in search of his heart.
Now that I know all of them well, I would say the characters match them exactly.
Check out the lyrics and see if they remind you of anyone you know.