Songfacts®: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page.
The title of this song, along with another track on the CD ("But It's Better When We Do") comes from a line by Natalie Portman in the 2004 movie Closer. (thanks, Rachel - South Point, OH)
The song seems to deal with cheating, as evidenced by the video, where everyone has fish tanks surrounding their heads. We see a girl walking down the street who notices a stray fish (representing a boy). She picks it up and puts it in her tank (representing sleeping with a boy). Her boyfriend finds out and dies. She discovers him, and does the same. The ambulance team, played by the band, puts them in the water, where they are reincarnated, never to surface again. (thanks, Mettalica - Nunya, Mexico)
This, along with other songs on the album, was inspired by guitarist Ryan Ross' anger towards his girlfriend from home who had cheated on him, thereby ending their three-year relationship. He told the Guardian newspaper June 20, 2008: "At the time it felt like the world had ended. I hated everything. It affected that whole album. I guess it's good that I wrote it down. I might have stabbed somebody."
Supertramp founder Roger Hodgson
Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."
Pete produced Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked, Meat Puppets, and a very memorable track for Roy Orbison.
dUg Pinnick of King's X
dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.