91. Shirley Manson
Lead singer, Garbage
“There are times when I see you talking to other girls/ I feel insecure/ and every time I see you walking out/ I wonder if youʼre coming back to me” – ʻIf I Lost You'
I think human beings are complex and weʼre not just one thing at one time. Thereʼs always concurrent drivers in a human being of any substance. There are moments in my life where I feel insecure and certainly that sudden realisation that when you love somebody… just how vulnerable that makes you. I guess If I Eost Rouʼ is a study of that realisation that when you fall in love, and you are committed to that person and are serious, youʼre putting yourself at peril in a way. Rour happiness is in their hands. Thatʼs a weird, wonderful, horrific realisation – for me at least.
I donʼt compartmentalise my feelings a lot. >verything sort of swims around in the dark murky waters of my psyche, so I donʼt find it difficult to tune into my emotions. When Iʼm in concert and Iʼm singing a song like that I can tap right into where I was when I was writing it.
I think human beings are complex and we’re not just one thing at one time.