Paisley Dress is one of those songs that descends suddenly from the "great unknown." It had this old country feel, like nothing I'd ever written. It was late one night, I was visiting home, I sat in bed and thumbed over chords on a child's classical guitar I had borrowed. I had this familiar lonely ache in my stomach as I stared out the window, at the hollow cone descending from the streetlight. From the black I waited... I willed for a women to walk through into the light. A choked melody formed in my voice and with it the words "I went out walking..."