“I know Randy, but I haven’t heard from him. I hope he doesn’t hate my version of Same Girl. I always wanted to do one of his songs. A lot of people have done I Think It’s Going To Rain Today or Marie, but this song is one I’ve always loved. The chords and the melody are so haunting.
“It was only later that I figured out that the song is about an adolescent junkie hooker and her pimp. [laughs] I didn’t fully understand that, but it’s in the second verse: ‘A few more nights on the streets, that’s all/ a few more holes in your arm.’ But with Randy, you can’t always understand all the words. I thought he was singing ‘a few more holes in your heart.’
“Leave it to Randy to write such a plaintive love song about such a topic. But again, beautiful, haunting chords, and a wonderful string arrangement by Alan Broadbent.”