quote:One of the songs on the record, 'Falling Dove,' relates to your visit to Russia in 2008. You took the train from Moscow to St Petersburg.
The midnight train was a big inspiration to one of the songs on the record. In terms of the lyrics anyway. I woke up from a dream on the train, having soaked myself in vodka. It was a fantastic train journey, we hit the vodka car and had an amazing time. And then I went to sleep and had quite hallucinogenic dreams. We had a very severe Russian train conductor -- we were told later we should probably have given her some money when we got on and she would have looked after us -- but she was really dark on us. We opened windows and she'd close them. And as we were pulling into St Petersburg, I was asleep, and I heard this huge crash, I work up with a real start right out of a dream, and I saw this woman in uniform, and I had a flash 'Oh no, I'm done for.'
More on some insight into the lyrics. From part of a Spinner interview ( http://www.spinner.com/2010/06...-interview-intriguer ):