Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong (From Q magazine May 2009): "It's a song about how someone can be so vengeful that it's almost sexually driven." Bassist Mike Dirnt added: "It's almost got a kinda cool Gypsy carnival feel."
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.