‘Lady Red‘ is something of an autobiographical song for Bessie Deakin, which deals with her ambitions, and a somewhat secretive nature. Deakin has elaborated that: “I hid my desire to sing for a long time. I took singing lessons without anyone knowing and fed my obsession with songwriting by practicing, reading and learning about the craft of it all. I remember feeling faint during singing lessons and quite literally couldn’t make it through a song without sitting down.”
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?