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Before this river, becomes an ocean, Before you throw my heart back on the floor....
Faith is the first solo studio album by George Michael, which was released in 1987. It features the hits "I Want Your Sex (Part I)", "Faith", "Father Figure", "One More Try", "Monkey", and "Kissing A Fool".


Side One
  1. "Faith"
  2. "Father Figure"
  3. "I Want Your Sex (Parts I & II)"
  4. "One More Try"

Side Two

  1. "Hard Day"
  2. "Hand To Mouth"
  3. "Look At Your Hands"
  4. "Monkey"
  5. "Kissing A Fool"

CD and Cassette Bonus Tracks

  1. "Hard Day" (Shep Pettibone remix)
  2. "A Last Request (I Want Your Sex Part III)"

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  • Album Title Drop: "'Cause I gotta have faith."
  • Break-Up Song: "Faith"; "Kissing A Fool".
  • Domestic Abuse: The topic of "Look At Your Hands".
  • Drugs Are Bad: "Monkey", according to George's website.
    Why can't you set your monkey free?
    Always giving in to it
    Do you love your monkey or do you love me?
  • Epic Rocking: At just a hair under six minutes, "One More Try" was one of the longest songs to ever hit #1 on the US charts. There's also "I Want Your Sex (Parts I & II)" that appears as one single nonstop track on this album, clocking in at 9 minutes 17 seconds total.
  • Ethical Slut: George in "I Want Your Sex". As per Word of God, "it's not about fucking, it's about fucking within a relationship". The music video prominently features the slogan Explore Monogamy.
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  • Face on the Cover: George Michael's face turned to the side with part of his leather jacket pulled up to it.
  • Get Out!: In "Faith":
    Well it takes a strong man baby
    But I'm showing you the door!
  • Incest Subtext: "Father Figure" has shades of this as George paints a picture of his relationship to a woman as that of a father and his daughter.
  • Intercourse with You: "I Want Your Sex", although he encourages monogamy.
  • One-Word Title: "Faith" and "Monkey".
  • Record Producer: George Michael.
  • Sex Is Good: From "I Want Your Sex (Part 1)":
    Sex is natural, sex is good.
    Not everybody does it, but everybody should.
  • Title Track: "Faith".

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