HIM worked this song out in live performances long before they recorded it, which is something they couldn't do a decade later. Ville Valo told us
:The actual writing of the song took like 15 minutes, but then arranging it took two and a half years.
That was a time when there were no iPhones, so nobody was bootlegging gigs all the time. We were actually able to play that song 100 times live to see what the right things and the wrong things with the arrangement were, and that the tempo and the key for the song is correct, just by following how people's hips were moving to the song. It's like being a songwriter in a very Las Vegas style. You just have to trust your instincts and that gut feeling."