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Listen: Girls - 'Lawrence'

Listen: Girls - 'Lawrence'

Wednesday 9th November, 2011 9:26AM

Prolific songwriter Christopher Owens of Girls obviously has some sort of crush on Felt front man Lawrence Hayward because he's not only dedicated a song - appropriately called 'Lawrence' - to the guy, he's penned an explanatory tribute note. Check out the note, and the song, below.

Dear Lawrence,

I wonder who will be writing me in twenty years, and what theyíll be looking for. Donít worry, Iím not writing to talk about the things Iím looking for in life, Iíll spare you that. Iím writing to FINALLY be able to send you a song that I wrote in 2008. When I wrote this song I was the guitarist in a band called Holy Shit, Matt Fishbeck (our fearless leader) was the one who turned me on to Felt. I fell in love with your songs, I wouldnít stop listening, I loved you and Maurice.

To make a long story a shorter story, I once wrote this song and wondered what you would sing to it, I could sometimes hear your voice but I didnít dare write down any words. I never thought for a second you would ever hear it, I wondered if you would like it, all that. I called it Lawrence, after you. To send it to you now is incredible for me, I want to show you Iím thankful. You gave me something to love, or in other words you gave me love itself. You took something that can sometimes feel so common and dull and brought it back to life with so much beauty and verse. You gave me happiness, and you still do.

Anyway, Iíd just like you to have it, itís yours, take it as yours. Do anything you want with it. I hope you enjoy listening to it. And all the best to you forever and ever.

With love- Christopher Owens

Girls - Lawrence by PIAS Entertainment

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