Deftones frontman Chino Moreno told Kerrang!
that their guitarist Stephen Carpenter wrote the bulk of the music for this track. Said Moreno: "There's a lot of aggression here. He spent whole weeks working on individual sections of this because the timing is really intricate. The song title is from a story I was reading about this old actress called Frances Farmer who went crazy. It was only afterwards that I realized Nirvana had also written a song about her