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  • A track from Scott Weiland's first solo album, this song is titled after a campy 1968 movie starring Jane Fonda as Barbarella, a sexy space traveler on a mission to save the Earth. The film was showing on a TV in the studio where Weiland was working on the album, which gave him the idea for the song. He said it was about "my desire for a strong, powerful woman to come along and cure me of everything."
  • There is a bit of self-loathing in this song, as Weiland takes accountability for the trail of destruction he left in his wake because of his erratic behavior. "I'm a selfish piece of s--t," he sings, before alluding to his addictions: "Cant you see it's a disease?"
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