This song is thought to be about the media. But in a the same Spin Interview
, Vedder explained: "I think that it's almost confidence that enables us to record 'Bugs' or confidence in our listeners that they can open up to something like that. Back then I had my mind on the business at hand, and I probably wouldn't have felt so free to take up two hours of studio time working on Eddie's wank-off accordion piece. For a long time after recording it, I was playing it for friends saying it was the best thing we'd ever done [laughs]. We just decided to do something that was fun to listen to and wasn't bombastic and wasn't everything that the band had become."
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