It will be a work of fiction, however, since the song's story of Delilah didn't actually happen, a fact that literary agent Anna Sproul-Latimer reminded us on Twitter this week. According to an old Columbia College Today article, the real life Delilaha competitive Hey is there a real girl out there runner and graduate of Columbia University, never dated guitarist and frontman Tom Higgenson, who wrote the now-famous lyrics.
Although Higgenson admitted that the long-distance relationship between the two was fictionhe did tell her that he had written a song about her in hopes of impressing her.
They'd be disappointed to hear I have a boyfriend. Every girl would want a song written about her, and they'd think I was ungrateful and rude to deny Tom. I felt pressure to live up to theree expectations.
It all seems kind of uncomfortable. As far as I'm concerned, I was in the right place at the right time and met the right person — just the luck of the draw.
The new series is being shopped to networks and studios this month and does have Higgenson attached to the project as a producer. Let us slide into your DMs. Sign up for the Teen Vogue daily email.
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