This is a track from New York alternative rock band Morningwood's sophomore full-length album, Diamonds and Studs. After leaving Capitol Records, Morningwood became the first band to be signed by VH1, and this was their first release on the entertainment giant's label.
Vocalist Chantal Claret told AntiMusic that this song reminds her of her mother. She added: "Today is what would have been her 62nd birthday. The song basically means everyone dies so you just have to keep going on with your life."
Claret explained the album title to The Associated Press: "I really knew what I wanted the artwork to look like: I wanted the whole thing to be studded. I've been totally obsessed with studs. I've never seen [cover art like that] before. And then I was looking at old movie titles and sent this huge list to Pedro and 'diamonds' was one of the things listed. We were having a pow-wow and came up with, Diamonds and Studs. It just feels like a perfect representation of us as a band; soft and hard and dirty and clean and girly and manly. We just feel like, on the record, some are diamonds and some are studs."
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.
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.