''The accompanying video to “Love Is a Stranger” was our foray into surrealist-type filmmaking, and Annie plays three separate extreme characters. The first character is a glamorous call girl paying a visit to a client at what looks like an expensive house. Annie then rips off her wig and takes on an androgynous sneering person. She then turns into a dangerous-looking PVC-clad female in a black wig, brandishing a pair of scissors. You have to remember that at the time videos were quite a new thing, and we were very excited about making them. We would obsess over every detail.'' - Dave Stewart
''A song like ''Love Is a Stranger'' is emotionally sado-masochistic. It’s about falling for people who never want you and feeling ambivalent towards the people who do want you. I’ve hurt people and felt totally cold about them but when it’s happened to me… I can’t take it. I believe you only experience love with strangers, so it doesn’t last long. You’re usually just in love with the idea of somebody. Many of my own love affairs were projecting my ideas onto others. Like the relationship between the junkie and the drug, what destroys the person is what they crave most.'' - Annie Lennox
''My best songs come from suffering because I’ve indulged in my pain; a very typical female masochism. I’m not so interested in that anymore. I respect myself more now.'' - Annie Lennox
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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