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It was released in as the lead single from the album of the same name. Kershaw described the lyrical content as being nondescript to fill as a "guide vocal" for the production. An accompanying music video was made for the song and features references to Lewis Carroll 's book Alice in Wonderland. The "riddling" lyrics caused speculation among listeners as to their meaning; Kershaw states that there is in fact no intended meaning at all, the words simply being a "guide vocal" thrown together to fit the music.
Kershaw has stated: "In short, 'The Riddle' is nonsense, rubbish, bollocks, the confused ramblings of an 80s popstar. The music video to "The Riddle" depicts Kershaw walking through a house shaped like a question mark, making his way through certain obstacles and looking through drawers while singing.
The video depicts many references to Lewis Carroll 's book Alice in Wonderland with an appearance of young The Riddle - Various - May 2000 Part 1 exiting the room through a small door, two portly gentlemen who resemble Tweedledum and Tweedledee and an observation made by Kershaw to Through the Looking Glass. At the beginning of the music video Kershaw is seen trying to get through a door with a screwdriver.
The video ends with the camera moving up away from Kershaw to reveal that the question mark is lying in the street, at which point a man in a green costume seen earlier in the video comes and picks it up. The green man is the Riddlera villain from the Batman comics. Kershaw claimed the video was inspired by his love for post-modern artistic expressionism. Mixed by Simon Boswell. The same lyrics are used as in Kershaw's song, but the order is changed and the tempo is faster.
The The Riddle - Various - May 2000 Part 1 video, which was made by Andreas Hykadefeatures La Linea styled animation like the " Bla Bla Bla " music video both of which feature the same humanoid charactertaking place entirely with white lines on a light green background and features the aforementioned character fighting a dragon on a mountainous terrain.
The length of the video is  but the track on L'Amour Toujours The Riddle - Various - May 2000 Part 1 It was titled The Riddle Anthem and was released in November InThunderstonea melodic power metal band from HelsinkiFinlandreleased a cover of the song as the second track on their single It is currently, as of 11 Julytheir most played song on Spotify with 2, plays Thunderstone on Spotify.
An official music video was also released. InNils van Zandt released a cover of the song, which peaked at number twelve  and number eighteen  on the Flemish and Walloon versions of the Dance Bubbling Under chart, respectively, a genre-specific division of the Belgian Ultratop chart.
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