This song is about Simon Lebon's friendship with Michael Hutchence of INXS. The song appears on the band's album Medazzaland
, which was released in the US, but nowhere else thanks to their goofed up contracts at the time. Medazzaland
was released on October 14, 1997. Michael Hutchence died on on November 22, 1997. Duran Duran was on tour at the time; the night of Michael's death they performed an abbreviated, mournful show in Cleveland, Ohio. Numerous songs from the regular set list were cut out (including "So Long Suicide" from Medazzaland
) and the entire performance was dedicated to Michael's memory.
Sarai - New York, NY