Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde
was married to Jim Kerr of Simple Minds from 1984-1990. In this song, she seems to be feeling vulnerable and inadequate, and is asking for understanding. A hint that it is about Kerr comes in the lyrics, "If there's a method to writing a song how come I'm getting it wrong, you write the beautiful songs baby." Kerr was very successful with Simple Minds, with 16 Top 40 UK hits in the '80s.
Jeff - Chicago, GA