Mentioned by both Brian Hogg and
Lindsay Hutton in their respective
reviews, this song opened
their gigs in the later half of 1978.
It was a belter; a two part majestic, sprawling opening announcing to all and sundry that the band had definitely arrived on stage, before
sliding into a more conventional structure, with Jim elongating the song's title over the chorus.
Whilst working on their material before formal recording of Life In A Day, the extended
intro was scrapped and the main song was toned down, tidied up and given a new lyric (in a similar process which took
Cocteau Twins and metamorphized it into No Cure).
When running low on songs during the Life In A Day sessions, the
new streamlined version of the song was recorded at The Townhouse on multi-track on the 28th January 1979. As
would become common in the future, the song retained its working title to the end, being recorded as
Sweet Thing, before being corrected to Destiny.
Sweet Things [Live]: Town Hall, Grangemouth, UK: 28th December, 1978 (3130K, .WMA format, 6:35 minutes)
The lyrics have never been published.