Suddenly i see guitar chords
The song itself is a tribute to “female power”, inspired by and about American musician/songwriter Patti Smith. As described in the lyrics, Tunstall was inspired to a career in music through looking at a black and white picture of a woman. Admiring her strength and accomplishments, she suddenly realised what she wanted to do with her life. Tunstall explained in an interview that the song was “about Robert Mapplethorpe’s photograph of Patti Smith on the cover of Horses”. Commenting on the song’s later use in The Devil Wears Prada, Tunstall said: “I didn’t realize the lyrics could perfectly fit a chick flick, and it could sound like I was singing about wanting to be a f****** model!” The lyrics reference a “born-again Boudicea”.