This was the first song Elvis Costello ever wrote. He recalled to Mojo: "It was called 'Winter' and very much the song you would write when you're 15 - in E minor, quasi-poetic, very gloomy. A lot of my songs from that time were, You're just trying to find these different... languages to write in. and you write in imitation of the people you like, don't you?"
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.