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This was written from the point of view from a boyfriend who wants his girlfriend back. In the song he says "I watch you there through the window," which is basically saying that he's watching and looking at how beautiful she is. (thanks, Lucian - Blacksburg, VA)
This song is about a voyeuristic man. Many people misconceive it as a love song and fail to see the true meaning behind it. (thanks, Brady - Boise, ID)
On the VH1 show Storytellers, Matthews mentioned that this song was written from a "peeping toms" perspective. (thanks, Abby - Boise, ID)
Stevie Nicks performed this on a 2008 episode of the PBS show Soundstage. Her version was later released as a single.
The line, "tied up and twisted the way I'd like to be" could be referring to her bathrobe. The way it's tied and twisted in the front, like how a man's arms would be crossed around her abdomen if he were holding her from behind. (thanks, Colin - Seattle, WA)
Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
Billy Gould of Faith No More
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.
Songs Discussed in Movies
, Reservoir Dogs
, Willy Wonka
. Just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.
The Real Nick Drake
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.