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The lyrics refer to a guy who kills his girlfriend because he doesn't want her to leave him. Crue bass player Nikki Sixx originally said he took the story from a newspaper headline, but later interviews reveal that he might have just made the whole thing up.
The video was banned from MTV, even though it wasn't particularly violent (except for the lyrics). (thanks, Doodle - St. Augustine, FL, for above 2)
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.