Thirty-eight years after releasing her first album, Joan Armatrading began the '10s with her album This Charming Life
, which contains this song of empowerment and self-confidence. In the song, Armatrading cries just two tears for her unworthy lover before realizing it's time to move on. When she does, it's a catharsis, as she sings:It's a miracle
Time just stood still
So I can watch the frame
In our interview with Armatrading
, she explained: "Sometimes you can cry, cry and cry, but the crying doesn't seem to release anything, doesn't seem to help anything, doesn't move anything on further, you know? And sometimes just a couple of tears can be enough for that release - this is what this song is saying."