"We were in Central Park and it was the first time I kissed a guy in front of a whole bunch of people. And I wasn't crazy about my outfit. But my label kind of told me to just shut up, be quiet, and do it, so I did. It was the first time I ever listened to anyone - I went along with what everybody thought was the right thing. And I hated my hair. I hated everything about it. The same thing with the song - I turned out to be totally wrong about all of it, so it was good." - Macy Gray
''I had a peculiar voice and I was a bit ashamed of it when I was little. You know how kids are. I would say something at school and kids would start to crack up, so I just back a little bit." - Macy Gray
"I really didn't understand what was so special about it at the time. It was all very strange to me. I was shocked when that song hit. And I'm still shocked every night when I sing it and everybody still knows the words." - Macy Gray
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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