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Album: Dizzy Up The GirlReleased: 1998Charted:
Lead singer and guitarist Johnny Rzeznik wrote this song, which is about a girl who has an abortion. Her boyfriend is being very supportive, declaring his love for her and asking her to just "let it slide" and move on with their lives.
Rzeznik said of this before performing it on VH1 Storytellers
: "The song is actually about these two teenage kids, and the girlfriend gets pregnant, and they're trying to decide whether she should get an abortion, or they should get married or what should go on..."
This continued a string of hits for the Goo Goo Dolls that were not typical of their hard-rocking sound. This, "Name," "Iris," and "Black Balloon" were all ballads.
The Goo Goo Dolls performed this on Sesame Street in a duet with Elmo as "Pride." The lyrics were changed to be about things that give kids pride, like helping mom bake an apple pie.
The band performed this in late 1998 at the American Music Awards. They were introduced by an unknown brunette named Britney Spears.
Nancy Bardawil shot the music video in downtown Los Angeles in and around the El Dorado Hotel. According to VH1's Pop Up Video, the director used a hand-cranked 100-year-old camera to get some of the stuttery shots and put water over the lens for the blurred effect in the diner scenes.