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Gavin Rossdale wrote this about his relationship with his girlfriend at the time, a model named Jasmine Lewis. She is credited as a backup vocalist on the Sixteen Stone album. Rossdale dated her for about 5 years before their breakup, which was exasperated by busy schedules that kept them apart. Gavin's next relationship was with Gwen Stefani, who he met when her band No Doubt was opening for Bush. They got married in 2002.
Glycerine is a chemical used in perfumes and medicines and also to preserve food. The title comes from the explosive applications of glycerine to stabilize nitro: in an interview Rossdale said the song was about how love was like a bomb. (thanks, james - calgary, Canada)
The video won the Viewer Choice Award at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards.
When a popular producer named Desmond Child heard this song, he thought Rossdale was singing "Kiss The Rain." When he found out that wasn't the title, he started writing a song called "Kiss The Rain
" for Billie Myers. It became her first single and hit #15 in the US. (thanks, Ioana - Charlotte, NC)
The Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever
" is referenced in the line, "We live in a wheel where everyone steals, but when we rise it's like strawberry fields." Bush loved The Beatles and it was John Lennon and Paul McCartney who inspired them to form a band. (thanks, Cameron - Napier, New Zealand)
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