Garbage's Steve Marker told MusicRadar.com
the story of the song: "It came about because I couldn't sleep for a couple of nights," he said. "I was staying at this really loud apartment in Hollywood, and I got up early one morning in a somewhat psychotic state – and the song was just there."
"I had Pro Tools on my laptop," he added, "so I grabbed an acoustic guitar and banged it out really fast – not the whole thing, but the gist of it. I e-mailed it to everybody else and went back to sleep. It all happened within the space of 20 minutes."
Once they got to the studio, Marker's band mates started developing the song. Butch (Vig) had the idea to make the intro verse a little like the New York band Suicide, using some cheap keyboards," said Marker. "Then it goes into a big guitar thing – that all happened with the four of us together in the studio. For lyrics, I just had a couple of lines; Shirley (Manson) ran with it and fleshed it all out."