Austin Carlile sings here about wanting to stamp on someone's head hard enough to crush it, but not so hard that they pass away. He explained to Kerrang! magazine: "It's a song about being hurt so bad that you just want someone to fill what you felt. It about not wanting someone to die, but wanting to fill every second of the pain."
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.