This touching tribute to Sean's school teacher mother, Myra Anderson, celebrates the significant role she's played in his life.
Mama you know you inspire me You deserve early retirement You text me, tell me to take my vitamins When I got a new love you invite 'em in When we break up, you don't like 'em then (no) Loyal, loyal, swear you super loyal Worth more to me than striking oil
Sean considers his mom to be his inspiration and mentor. She appears via phone recording on I Decided's closing track, "Bigger Than Me."
You tried to keep me away from temptation Introduced me to The Temptations Marvin Gaye and Isley Brothers Dancing so hard the living room shaking
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sean explained that I Decided is a concept album inspired partly by his love of Motown. "I was just at this Motown exhibit with Berry Gordy with my mom," he said. "He was talking about Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder and the Temptations and how one of the things they did was inspire people. They inspired people to have a good time, to do better — to be a better version of themselves. That really stuck with me. That's what I want to do, too."
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.