"7 Seconds'' is about the first positive 7 seconds in the life of a child just born not knowing about the problems and violence in our world. I remember sitting down in my brother's little apartment in Brooklyn and writing it with Cameron and Jonny Dollar. It felt really good, but then Youssou N'Dour came in the next day and brought it to another level." - Neneh Cherry
''I think there was something in the energy of that track that people almost needed. It was quite direct and it got people. Without the message and the different languages and all of that stuff, I think there's something in the feeling of that record that struck a chord pretty immediately.'' - Neneh Cherry
"We did it as an experiment. The tune grew on its own, completely out of proportion. It was out there doing its own thing. But that is a dream when you write a song." - Neneh Cherry
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''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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