Blind Melon bass player Brad Smith wrote the original version of this song, which was called "I'm A Freak." When he brought it to the band Shannon Hoon completely rewrote the lyrics. In our interview with Smith
, he explained: "I think Shannon was inspired by my original lyric and went off on his own tangent and eventually just replaced all my lyrics, which is totally fine. Because his lyrics were better than the ones I had. Mine were kind of halfway worked out. Shannon kicked it across the finish line, which was awesome."