This was the debut single for the English pop/soul singer and actress Paloma Faith. The theme of the song is the predicament of appearing to be one thing and actually being quite another.
The video was directed by Sophie Muller, (No Doubt, Beyonce, Leona Lewis, Duffy, Kings of Leon).
Faith told Q July 2009 about the Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful album: "My vocal style suits the subject matter of my album. It's about the human condition, the constant striving for love and companionship. I've thrown my heart at many a wrong man in my time, I can't tell you. I'm the queen of tragedy. Melancholy informs everything I do."
Elissa from Indianapolis, InThis song is ASSUME. I remember going to bars and hearing this song play. I lived here about 20 years ago. I moved back just recently, and I have not heard this song since I left Indy in 1991. It was great! to hear it today and I hope you play it more often.
Runcil from Mumbai, IndiaA very melodious song. Something different from the other stuff thrown at us.