Gabriella Cilmi recalled in publicity materials: "It's the story about someone getting used. I was reading this story about Janis Joplin and how she really loved this one guy and how he didn't love her back. So I wrote about that. Because I really like her. She's really cool."
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.