Madonna tries to get through to a cold lover who's freezing her out in this electronic ballad, co-written by longtime collaborator Patrick Leonard. "You're frozen, when your heart's not open," she sings.
Madonna told Q Magazine
: "I was interested in fusing a kind of futuristic sound but also using lots of Indian and Moroccan influences and things like that, and I wanted it to sound old and new at the same time... I was so obsessed with the movie The Sheltering Sky
and that whole Moroccan/orchestral/super-romantic/man-carrying-the-woman-he-loves-across-the-desert vibe. So I told [Patrick Leonard] that I wanted something with a tribal feel, something really lush and romantic. When he started playing some music, I just turned the [digital audio tape] on and started free-associating and came up with the melody."