Sarah (Eskimo Joe song)

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For other songs with the title "Sara" or "Sarah", see Sara (disambiguation).
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Single by Eskimo Joe
from the album Black Fingernails, Red Wine
Released 16 September 2006 (2006-09-16)
Format CD, Digital download, 12" Vinyl
Recorded at The Grove Studios in December 2005 to January 2006
Genre Rock
Length 3:29
Label Mushroom, Warner
Writer(s) Stuart MacLeod
Joel Quartermain
Kavyen Temperley
Producer(s) Eskimo Joe
Eskimo Joe singles chronology
"Black Fingernails, Red Wine"
"New York"

"Sarah" is the second single by Eskimo Joe, taken from their third studio album Black Fingernails, Red Wine. Kavyen Temperley has indicated that the song was written about a girl who had a mental dysfunction, whose life went downhill,[citation needed] but like "Black Fingernails, Red Wine", the true meaning behind the lyrics remain with Temperley and the band. It was not, as previously reported, written about Temperley's wife, as he was not married at the time he wrote the song.

The B-Side includes a cover of the Pixies' tune "Hey", and two versions of the last single, "Black Fingernails, Red Wine", in both an acoustic version (recorded at Triple J the same time as "Hey"), and a live version from the Nine Network's Today.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Eskimo Joe.

CD single / iTunes EP
No. Title Length
1. "Sarah" 3:31
2. "Hey" 3:19
3. "Black Fingernails, Red Wine" (Acoustic) 3:54
4. "Black Fingernails, Red Wine" (Live) 4:06.5

All tracks written by Eskimo Joe.

iTunes single
No. Title Length
1. "Sarah" 3:29
2. "Black Fingernails, Red Wine" (Acoustic with Strings) 3:54

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 16 September 2006 Mushroom, Warner CD, Digital download 5101159802
23 September 2006 Digital download -

Music video[edit]

The music video is similar to the "Black Fingernails Red Wine" revised video. It features the band playing in a concert hall and a fourth person can be seen playing with the band.


Chart (2006) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 12


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