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Better On Paper: Top 10 Songs About Books, Authors, & Literary Characters

6. “Everything’s Illuminated”-[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nerina Pallot[/lastfm]

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Just like one would expect from the song title, Nerina Pallot’s song “Everything’s Illuminated” is based on the  Dave Eggers book of the same name.

Pallot told The Independent:

“I’m lazy, so if I’m stuck for a title, I’ll nick it from a book…I was thinking about the opening section of the book, where rabbis are arguing about where we find the God in ourselves. I was brought up a Catholic, being told I was s–t and must repent. How can anyone find any joy in themselves then?”

[Source: SongFacts]

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