The music video finds Emerson Hart searching desperately for the girl who is being kept away from him. It was directed by Ramaa Mosley, whose other credits include the Creed videos for "What's This Life For
" and "Higher
," and the movie The Brass Teapot
Mosley looked to French cinema for inspiration - notably the 1960 film Breathless
and 1963 movie Contempt
. "I started envisioning this combination of a love story mixed with this kind of communist oppression," she said in her Songfacts interview
. "I locked myself in my house and listened to the song hundreds of times and the story just kept building."