k.d. lang: Constant Craving
Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda
"When you really want something you know you shouldn't have: to crave — craving a cigarette; craving sugar; craving alchohol"
"Cravings pull you like a great magnet."
artist: k.d. lang
songwriter: k.d.lang and Ben Mink
date released: 1992 by k.d.lang
"Constant Craving" is k.d. lang's most successful hit reaching Number 38 on Billboards Hot 100 chart. The song also won k.d. the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance with nominations for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the year in 1993.
One doesn't have to dig deep to find meaning in "Constant Craving." k.d. waxes eloquently on wanting and needing of an object of desire which, "like a great magnet pulls." Healing an addiction comes with seeing through the illusion as having nothing to do with reality. What do we really want when we crave objects such as cigarettes, drugs, food, or love?