''It’s a song about jealousy, in all its ugly greenness. It came about like all the songs, with a line. The lyrics come from an intuitive place, but you also have to be conscious of what you’re doing. When I read poetry or great lyrics, I’m like, “Oh, my god. How do we express this material world and this emotional world in metaphoric terms?” It’s a really alchemic thing to do, where you’re taking a word and somehow juxtaposing it with other words, and it’s becoming something that expresses your core feelings about things.'' - Annie Lennox
''There’s that line “Dumb hearts get broken just like china cups.” Dumb heart. A heart that cannot speak. A heart that is in some way prevented from expressing itself and so fragile that it could be smashed just like a delicate piece of china. That kind of sums up a feeling that I’ve often had.'' - Annie Lennox
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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