I have always written on buses, trains and in cars. With "Careless Whisper" I remember exactly where it first came to me, where I came up with the sax line... I remember I was handing the money over to the guy on the bus and I got this line, the sax line... I wrote it totally in my head. I worked on it for about three months in my head." - George Michael
''This song is not an integral part of my emotional development ... it disappoints me that you can write a lyric very flippantly—and not a particularly good lyric—and it can mean so much to so many people. That's disillusioning for a writer." - George Michael
"I wasn't secure enough to write something that would expose my feelings, so it's very clichéd in a lot of its terms." - George Michael
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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