"Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" tells the story of Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood, his heroin addiction, and his fiancé, Xana La Fuente. La Fuente danced in a strip club to support the pair as Wood tried to break through in the music industry, hence the "dancer" in the title. She only lasted one hour before deciding it wasn't for her.
La Fuente, who's mentioned by her first name in the Mother Love Bone song "Stargazer," tried to help Wood beat his heroin addiction.
, La Fuente explained, "This song is about a relationship ruined by drugs. He wrote it about our near breakup, and how I tried to control him and the drugs - hence his allusion to being tied to the ceiling."
Wood did manage to get his heroin addiction under control for 116 days, but the day he invited the drug back into his life - March 19, 1990 - he overdosed and died
His passing affected many in the Seattle music scene, and even though he was gone before the "grunge explosion" of the '90s, he holds a firm place in music history. Many there felt he would have been of the area's biggest stars had he survived.