Better On Paper: Top 10 Songs About Books, Authors, & Literary Characters (page 5)
6. “Everything’s Illuminated”-[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nerina Pallot[/lastfm]
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?”