The way you’re still calling them friends after that!
Well, they are more acquaintances, but I was too lazy to look up how to spell acquaintances.

REMINDER that she has never once performed this song live??!

She did perform it at the Rebel Heart concert I was at in London in December 2015. It was in tribute to somebody - an artist? - that had just died who was from London who Ithink she'd worked with at some point. Or something like that, perhaps somebody else was there who can remind me of the details.

It ended up being rather a rousing rendition, actually, I can remember it being a tad bit more upbeat and the whole O2 swaying along and singing "Will I wait for you, my substitute for love?" over and over.

Christ, please don't tell me I've made that all up, you make me doubt it happened when you say "she has never once performed this song live??!"

MEANWHILE - I was today years old when I learned the correct lyrics to "Music" are:

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EDIT: Thank God, I'm not going mad.
KKKKK I always thought it was "Music makes the bourgeoisie and the rebel" and for years it's pissed me off that the sentence never went anywhere. Like, properly riled me as particularly shit songwriting. Turns out that's 22 years of irritation for no reason.

According to - the lady herself - it's "makes the" and not "mix the." Sorry if that throws you back into turmoil!
Wait, for 22 years I've thought the lyrics went "Music makes the bourgeoisie and the rebel..." Makes them what you ask? Come together! In retrospect mix makes more sense. But is it actually mix?