“Every time you’d see a show when I’m crying, it’s basically put on a new person,” says P!nk, referring to tearjerker ballad “Who Knew” — a song that was originally written for a friend killed by heroin and then went on to apply to each loss in the singer’s life. “Who Knew’s” story of frustration and regret soon became about her late Dog, Elvis, and even rang true with her late grandmother. In this sneak peek, P!nk details the emotional background of the song, and the proceeds to sing it out: as powerful as ever.
Along with “Who Knew”, P!nk performs a slew of her greatest hits–including a topical and equally emotional “Dear Mr. President”, written originally about George W. Bush. Check it all out on VH1 Storytellers: P!nk, which airs tonight at 11PM EST.