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when he settled on the album title, Adams replied: "As I went along the process of discovering what this record would be, songs really came and went, but it became clear to me as time went on that Prisoner was really the centre of the record."
"It's a song with a lot of sexuality in the subtext, which is there in the rest of the record too, it's explaining how desire is working me while I'm still coming out of becoming this emotional ruin. I kept going back to that song, I think it's very liberated, it's about being possessed by feeling and just enjoying being alive. I was discovering that being a human is freeing yourself from all these internal traps you set for yourself."