”..Like in my heart there’s that hotel suite
And you lived there so long
It’s kind of strange now you’re gone..”
- Fireside (AM)
Int: There’s an element of 'what you dream is what you get' to Fade Away, which is quite a John Lennon-ish thought. That was the idea behind Imagine, that you don’t get more than you imagine.
Noel: Yeah, that’s true. You only get what you settle for. I like that line. I dunno if I got that from a book or something, it sounds too good to be one of mine. I think at the time we were gonna get sued because it sounded a bit like a Wham! song, which I took great offence at. I think it was Freedom. It wasn’t intentional. I probably wrote it in Manchester. If you listen to the lyrics they tell you a lot more about the song than I can now. 'The dreams we had as children fade away'. I suppose it's a song about growing up but at the same time not growing old, if that makes any sense.