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This song is about a woman who is in pursuit of happiness but never gives anything a long enough time to make her happy. She gets bored too easily - she's flighty, or indifferent. (thanks, Catherine - New England)
Radio stations usually played an edited version omitting the last verse. This verse pretty well sums up what the whole tune is about...
"Everyday in your indigo eyes
I watch the sunset but I don't see it rise
Moonlight and stars in your strawberry wine
You'd take the world but you won't take the time"
(thanks, Beatleant - Toronto, Canada)
This was written by band members Steve Cash and Larry Lee. It's inspired by someone they met in Los Angeles who was strung out on drugs. (thanks, Lori - Springfield, MO)
Smashing Pumpkins covered this song. Their version shows up on various rarities and compilation albums. (thanks, Kain - Charleston, SC)
Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum
Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.
John Lee Hooker
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed Bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write The Blues.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?