"In that song in particular there was the
person I was involved with for a short period of time who did
seem to have very high expectations of me and also of the relationship,
and I found that was very hard. He was a very Christian person,
and I found that hard to live up to. So that's partly what's
happening in that song."
Interview with Steve Rosenfeld, Playback,
February, March 2002 (http://www.ascap.com/playback/2002/march/radar-vega.html)
"The Virgin Mary simbolizes both the spiritual
and the carnal sides. Both coexist. It's a song about the quest
for an unrealistic ideal."
Interview with Fernando Magalhães,
Público, October 19, 2001 (translated from Portuguese)