The inspiration behind Like A Flower
Madonna‘s love for poetry is widely known to her fans. Our forum member Jaapaap, has discovered reading the interview Madonna did for Details Magazine back in December 1994 , that a novel by Jeannette Winterson is definitely the main inspiration of one of Madonna’s most beautiful songs, “Like A Flower“, which exists in demo form only, from the “Ray of light sessions” and remains unreleased.
As you will see from the compared lyrics of Jeanette Winterson‘s novel “The passion” and Like A Flower, Madonna took part of the lyrics as an interesting starting point to create her own beautiful song.
Extract from The Passion by Jeanette Winterson:
“There’s a hole in my heart that no one else can fill ? why would I want them to? It’s like you search and search and search but you also know that no one can take that place, and so you do feel a sense of loneliness and sadness that you know will be with you for the rest of your life”.
Extract from Like A Flower by Madonna
“There’s a hole in my heart, No one else can fill it
There’s a feeling I have, No one can replace
There’s a taste in my mouth, No one else can give me
There’s a song that I hear, No one can erase
Why would I want them to, I’m still looking back at you
Why would I want them to be you?”
Thanks to Madonna Tribe forum member Jaapaap