The song's lyrical meaning deals with the intense mainstream attention Seattle Rock bands experienced during the early '90s. Mudhoney lead singer/guitarist Mark Arm told us
, "There was a certain amount of frustration in terms of the changes that had happened locally to shows in the '80s. There was a small group of people, maybe a couple hundred, that went to shows and you maybe didn't know everyone, but you knew them by sight. And all of a sudden, you'd go to a show and none of those people were around anymore. All you saw was this new group of people who got turned on to local music by MTV or something. It was really weird. So it was just a reaction to that. I was trying to keep it funny and light as well. I wasn't really going to move out of town."