Songfacts®: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page.
This is about poetess Sylvia Plath and her suicide. Crackle And Drag was the last poem she wrote. The blacks refer to stage curtains, hence the phrase "Hear her blacks crackle and drag" refers to her exiting this world.
Two versions exist back to back on this album. The first is an uptempo rocker that harkens back to Westerberg's days in The Replacements. The second is an introspective acoustic number. (thanks, John - Levittown, NY, for above 2)
Martyn Ware of Heaven 17
Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.
Van Dyke Parks
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
Jason co-wrote many of Colbie Caillat's hits, including "Bubbly" and "Realize."