Mitchell (from a 1996 interview with the Los Angeles Times
): "It's funny how people keep looking between the lines of songs to see what is hidden there. Well, I'm not an evasive writer. You don't have to dig under the words for the meaning. The meaning is all there. It's very plain-speak. When someone asks what a song like 'Sex Kills
' is about, I want to say, 'Well, did you listen to the words?'"