Song's chords C♯, B, A, Dm, C, D, F
Album Is This Desire?
Info about song
Given that all the songs on Is This Desire? are reflections of yourself, was there one particular reflection that made you realise you needed help? "Yeeeeessss. It was 'My Beautiful Leah'." The fourth track on the album, "Leah" starts with a very simple Casio rhythm track. After four bars, the nastiest, blackest bass comes in: whale-like and distorted, it vies with a very unhappy church organ and a mashed-up brass cymbal for the most disturbing and compulsive sound on the song and, indeed, the album. Harvey sings as if she has been shot and is trying to spring the bullets back out of her body by force of will." "I listened back to that song and I thought 'No! This is enough! No more of this! I don't want to be like this.' Because it was all so black and white, and life just isn't black and white. I knew I needed to get help. I wanted to get help." It was Harvey's bandmate John Parrish, and video and art director, Maria Mochnacz, who offered help. They moved her into the basement of their house in Bristol. "They basically saved me," she says. "I needed to be rescued, and I was." * Jan 1999, The Guardian Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.