One of the songs in my life I’ve listened to countless times and shed countless tears. Love the song, love the video, and Love You Annie Lennox.
From her album Medusa released in 1995
This was originally a #58 hit in 1986 for The Lover Speaks. The UK duo supported the Eurythmics on tour, which is when Annie Lennox originally came across this song. The Scottish singer blogged in publicity materials for her 2009 Greatest Hits set: “I absolutely love interpreting other people’s songs. This one was written by The Lover Speaks, and is a small piece of genius.” This won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. – via songfacts.com
Annie Lennox blogged about this song’s promo: “I actually think the video is one of the best I’ve ever made. The scene is set in a late 19th Century French bordello, where strange individuals are playing out some kinds of bizarre fantasies. I’m constantly fascinated by human behavior. We all seem to be wearing certain kinds of masks which cover up a whole bunch of other hidden agendas and existences, especially with regard to sexuality versus romantic love.” – via songfacts.com