This single continued George Michael's string of solo hits, but it was a major departure from his typical sound. It's meant to recall jazz and the blues of earlier times, which was reinforced with the black-and-white music video. This helped introduce him to a new audience, as it reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts.
Michael wrote the lyrics, in which he expresses his uncertainties about finding romance due to the baggage of his past relationships.
This was the last of six singles to chart from the Faith album.
Suggestion credit: Mike - Santa Barbara, CA, for above 2
Victoria Ana-tolian Semenenko 02.10.1976 from UkraineDespite got to say there was not exactly that side of fame really scared me in George but his narcissistic as I surely knew he didn't love as actually never going to...
Victoria Ana-tolian Semenenko 02.10.1976 from UkraineAnd about being "lucky" I don't know if being finally raped as disgarded that is really a kind of that being an object of narcissistic man desire as actually exactly this song exposes idealization stage in a circle of narcissistic abuse.
Victoria Ana-tolian Semenenko 02.10.1976 from UkraineThe video was filmed September 16th 1988 in Vancouver, Canada.
Viktoria Semenenko from UkraineAnd Mare Soir is absolutely right in interpretation.
Viktoria Semenenko from UkraineYes, this story is about George Killing a Snake by his official story so I was really affraid of his spear as Real Life Victory just because exactly a snake is an important life symbol in many cultures so in mine too. I never was a suicider.
Susan from Airdrie, -He was so talented. Well, still is. It's a shame what happened. Hopefully he'll release an album and wow us all again. :)
Mare Soir from Oceanside, Ca I think this song is about a person who was afraid to get involved with his celebrity: "I'm never gonna be your star." Also he may have thought she was influenced by the people around her:"You listened to people who scared you to death and from my heart." It is a heartbreaking ballad.When I heard this song, I thought how lucky the person accused of "kissing a fool" was and that the inverse had to be true! Noone would ever reject this artist unless there was a reason that noone including the person involved or the artist could ever understand. It sounds like a tragic love affair thwarted by some dark mystery.That's just my thought. Art is art. If it is not autobiographical it leaves one to wonder.