"I didn't want to dictate what 'True' should be like. I'm sure when people hear that record they've got their own idea of what it means and what it looks like. So we just performed it, and lit it well – shooting light through water and broken glass – and it worked." - Gary Kemp
"I'm still berated for the line 'Take your seaside arms' but it's straight out of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, although in the book, it's 'seaside limbs. The line 'With a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue' is also a bastardisation of Nabokov." - Gary Kemp
''True was not a complicated song but it has really got something. There is something timeless about it: it has had over 2 million radio plays in America and it has been used in the wedding scenes for lots of films. It's very nice to have made a record that has lasted that long and I still feel good about it." - Tony Swein
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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