"Madonna took the book and walked out of the room and didn't come back until about half an hour later. Suddenly she was on the mic, speaking in this very dry voice. 'My name is Dita,' she said, 'and I'll be your mistress tonight.' I knew that the original 'Erotica' would never be the same again, and it wasn't. The chorus and bridge were changed entirely and the whole psyche of the song became sexier, more to the point. It seemed as if Dita brought out the best in her, actually serving as a vehicle for the dangerous territory she was traveling." - Shep Pettibone (songwriter)
"The change in my voice came as a result of growing up and being more in touch with myself and singing deeper inside my chest. That had to do with my growth as a person, not wanting to be a little girl anymore. And not wanting to sound like a little girl." - Madonna
''Pettibone and Betts, they come from opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of their music style and approach to music, but they're both connected to the street and they're still young and hungry." - Madonna
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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