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'Verlaine Shot Rimbaud' by Lydia Loveless - Free MP3

POSTED: February 5, 2014 8:00 AM ET | By Rolling Stone

Lydia Loveless
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Artist: Lydia Loveless
Song: "Verlaine Shot Rimbaud"
Album: Somewhere Else

"I was reading quite a bit of poetry for inspiration when I was writing the album, and Paul Verlaine's work was particularly influential," Lydia Loveless tells Rolling Stone. "He's such a Debbie Downer. I love the story of him shooting Arthur Rimbaud in a drunken rage and not even doing a very good job at it. The song is based off that, but also any power struggle of a relationship, particularly a creative one. I personally love conflict in all my relationships. Maybe not enough to shoot someone, but, ya know..."

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