"Twist in My Sobriety" is a song written and recorded by Tanita Tikaram. Released as a single in 1988 from her debut album Ancient Heart, it was a top ten hit in many European countries, peaking at #2 in Austria and Germany; though it achieved only moderate success in the US and Australia.
In 1996, the song was also released in UK in a remixed version peaking at #82.
In 2001, the song appeared on the soundtrack of the film Bandits.
The sepia-colored music video was directed by Gerard de Thame and premiered in the autumn of 1988. Shot on location on the Altiplano Plateau in Bolivia, the video shows various residents of a destitute village interacting with each other amidst their daily struggles. Interspersed throughout these scenes are shots of Tanita Tikaram singing in a darkened room with only one light shining on her face.
In 2008, a Czech version of the Tikaram's song was recorded by SlovakchanteuseSzidi Tobias under title "Závoj tkaný touhami" ("A Veil Woven of Desires"). Featuring alternate lyrics by Michal Horáček, the composition was released on his Anděl Awards-winning albumOhrožený druh, being classified as the highest selling album of a music band in the Czech Republic in 2008.