Most songs about being alone are filled with despair, but in this song, Joan Armatrading celebrates her solitude, exulting in all the wonderful things she can do by herself.
In our 2015 interview with Armatrading
, she told us about this introvert anthem. "I'm very comfortable being on my own," she said. "I think quite a lot of people have a problem with being on their own, and I think it's quite a healthy thing to enjoy being by yourself. That's really what I was saying: sometimes being on your own is quite an empowering thing.
There are people who seem to need the company of others to feel like a person, but that's not the case with me. I think it's quite important to be self-aware and self-confident and to appreciate yourself - that's quite important. One of things I like about that song is that a lot of people say to me that it's helped them get to a stage that's a good place to be."