Amos was raped at knifepoint when she was 21, and she wrote this about the experience. The song has no instruments, so she sings alone. "It had always been a cappella," she explained in an Australian TV interview. "And when I started writing it… I knew exactly what I wanted to say. I mean, I was almost in a trance writing that song. I was back there in that experience, and yet, another part of me was guiding it on. I felt like I was protected writing it, when it was over, when I had looked at what I had written. And the hardest part is performing it every night because, although I know I'm safe, a part of me has to go to that place to sing it. And what this whole process has taught me is, I'm not a victim. Although when I go in and sing it every night, there's a certain energy I bring to make it very real and then after the performance is over I can go and have an ice cream and have a life and say, 'This is over. I can talk about it and I have love in my life.' And it's really important to get to that stage."
Mehves - Istanbul, Turkey