It’s about his refusing to apologize for his lifestyle.Over time the song has become a rousing anthem for anyone wishing to embrace his or her individuality.
“Hard to see the light now, just don’t let it go, things will come out right now, we can make it so. Berthe sings it to her grandson to let him know that age isn’t about to stop her.In the group's home country of the United Kingdom, it became the second Culture Club single to reach the top of the UK Singles Chart (after "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"), where it stayed for six weeks in September and October 1983, and became the UK's biggest-selling single of the year 1983.In an interview, Culture Club frontman Boy George explained: "The song is about the terrible fear of alienation that people have, the fear of standing up for one thing. Basically, if you aren't true, if you don't act like you feel, then you get Karma-justice, that's nature's way of paying you back." In response to claims from singer-songwriter Jimmy Jones that the song plagiarizes his hit "Handy Man", George stated, "I might have heard it once, but it certainly wasn't something I sat down and said, 'Yeah, I want to copy this.'" The harmonica part was played by Judd Lander, who had been a member of Merseybeat group The Hideaways in the 1960s.“Life’s not worth a damn, ’til you can say, ‘Hey world, I am what I am.’” That’s every midlifers stance. (Click here to see George Hearn perform the song at the Tony Awards.) I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore, started as a movie before eventually going to Broadway. Maurice Chevalier, upon observing his nephew’s stressful love life, sings this appreciative ode to low testosterone: “How lovely to sit here in the shade, with none of the woes of man and maid, I’m glad I’m not young anymore.” Of course, that was in pre-Viagra, “La Belle Epoque” France.(Click here to see Maurice Chevalier perform the song in the movie.) I’m Still Here, Follies (Stephen Sondheim) The song, as dramatic as any Verdi aria, is sung by an aging movie queen named Carlotta who’s had more than her share of triumphs and tragedies.The song was originally to be called "Cameo Chameleon"; the band was recorded in interviews in mid-1983 stating this was to be the title of their next single.