This song tells the story of Chief Noc-A-Homa, the former mascot for the Atlanta Braves baseball team (as in Chief "knock a homer"). Frontman Cole Alexander explained this ode to the drunken Native Indian in an interview with Spin magazine: "The guy who acted as the mascot was a real Native American and he used to do prayer dances on the pitcher's mound. A lot of the other Native Americans were bummed out on him. Apparently he drank a lot and would pass out in this teepee that was part of his shtick. He was just a nice guy who rooted for the team. He eventually got fired for running around the field drunk."
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."