Some pretty obscure themes, but “Lost My Faith” and “Just Like You Said “seem committed to reconciling relationships. “Colour “depicts life as a painting that has its brighter and paler moments. Songs examine what it’s like to be bitten by the love bug (“Let’s Fall in Love”) and the singer’s feelings after initiating a breakup (“No Easy Way”). He admits to making mistakes and shoulders the consequences on “When a Man Is Wrong. “Conscious of our mortality, “Human Being” desires peace, love and a healthy self-image.
Lyrically, none. In the liner notes, though, Seal reprints e-mails he has sent and received which contain sexual slang, obscenities and talk of a NewAge guru.
Many of Seal’s rhythmic ponderings contain lines expressing concern for our tenuous social fabric. Positive thought fragments and morality nuggets. Lose the troublesome liner notes and you’ve got a hit.