After the announcement that George Michael was releasing a version of the New Order song, True Faith, there has been some speculation about the reasons why he recorded this song. The answer is simple – the lyrics speak to his own experience, in particular with drugs: the reasons why he has used drugs, and what they do for him. The lyrics are a little cryptic. Here’s my interpretation in plain English. I hope it clears things up a little…
The Story Of True Faith
When I’m high on drugs, it feels so good, and I feel free: free to live life the way I want. I know it’s dangerous for me to take drugs, in fact they could kill me, but the truth is that I don’t think I really care if I die. Maybe I’ve taken too many drugs, though. They can cost you more than money.
I used to think I could handle the drugs, and that I’d never become addicted to them. But now the drugs are the most important thing in my life. Without drugs, though, I’m scared by what I see in the world.
I’m not the only one. Lots of people take drugs to escape the worries they have about their lives and their problems.
The problem, for many of us who take drugs, is that we can’t control it. We take too many and become addicted. I spent a lot of money on drugs, and really what they did was waste my time and my life. With all that said, I’m still here… still alive. Who knows where I’m going from here? Everyone seems to expect so much of me, and I just don’t have any answers.
There you have it, then – real laugh a minute stuff! Interesting choice for a Comic Relief song. I wonder if the video will be as funny as the song…