It’s been 15 years and I still continue to be blown away when listening to this song. I remember my first time hearing this song so vividly – it was mysterious, beautiful, eerie, and absolutely hypnotizing. As soon as I heard those dramatic opening strings which were then soon followed by the electronic drum flourishes, I knew this was something special. Her voice is absolute perfection – there’s a detached quality to it that works with the theme so well in the verse but there’s also an incredible warmth and fullness in the chorus that envelops the listener and doesn’t let go even as the song fades out. The multi-layered vocals at the end of the song are also partcularly stunning and my favorite part of the song. The lyrics are also very well written and a perfect compliment to the music and made many a fan wonder why it took her so long to get back to writing with Pat Leonard. Their musical chemistry is undeniable and in my opinion he is the best songwriting partner she has ever worked with. This song always stops me in my tracks and takes me back to the magical time that was the ROL era. I remember a college friend remarking that they liked the song but didn’t think it was very” Madonna” and I remember saying, “but that’s Madonna – she’s never what you expect” and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What do you think of this song? Does it melt your heart or leave you feeling cold?