Regarding the line, "Hear those heartfelt lieder coming from that deep bass voice," "lieder" is the German word for "songs." In her Songfacts interview
, Armatrading explained that she is always looking for unusual words and different ways to express her thoughts, which is why she didn't sing "heartfelt songs
"It's just what you do with your songwriting," she said. "You need to come up with things that are kind of interesting."