Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon died of a drug overdose in 1995 a few months after the band's second album, Soup
, was released. This track didn't make that album, but was included on Nico
, which was assembled from what was left of their Hoon material.
In this foreboding song, Hoon references his drug use. The group's guitar player Christopher Thorn
, who was also on drugs at the time, told us, "I remember being in a subway in Paris, France with Shannon, when he told me the lyrics. We were spinning out of control doing drugs around that time and I knew it was about our experience together doing heroin."