In this song, lead singer Perry Farrell takes on environmental destruction and cultural malaise, asking listeners to turn off both their smokestacks and radios. The "water will run" image seemed a little dramatic at the time, but history proved that Farrell was right, as climate change exacerbated by humans led to floods and other natural disasters.
This song spent two weeks on top of the Modern Rock chart. The Ritual De Lo Habitual album was a huge hit on college radio.
Dave Navarro takes the lead in a wah-driven guitar solo, taking the #20 spot on Guitar World's 2015 list of greatest wah solos of all time.