People

Album: Joan Armatrading (1976)

Songfacts®:

  • A track from Joan Armatrading's third album, "People" finds the English singer-songwriter coming off as a bit of a misanthrope, as she sings about all the people driving her insane. She was indeed fed up with people when she wrote the song, but it was an isolated incident.

    "One day the phone kept ringing and none of the calls were for me," she told Black Echoes. "I was trying to practice and there was the man next door saying I had to stop because his wife was home with a broken leg. I was just trying to write a song and couldn't get on with it."

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