Songfacts®: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page.
This song seems to be about looking past our mistakes and moving forward. One interpretation is that the song deals with abortion: the singer's friend calls her to tell her she is pregnant and that she does not want the baby nor does she love the father. (thanks, Shannon Mulvany - Spokane, WA)
In 2006, this was re-released and used in an episode of Grey's Anatomy.
The song spent 34 weeks on the Hot 100 but only peaked at #45. In doing so it equaled the record held by Ricky Martin's "The Cup of Life (The Official Song of the World Cup, France '98)," of spending the most weeks on the Hot 100 without making the top 40. Ricky Martin's late 1990s tune also stalled at #45.
Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?
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.
This mysterious and wildly eclectic singer/songwriter talks about some of his most memorable songs and collaborations.
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.