This track from Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O'Connor's ninth full-length album, finds her singing about a heroin addict who'd sell, "your granny's rosary for 50p." During an interview with Q, the Irish singer-songwriter was asked what is happening with her character in this song? She replied: "He or she is beginning to wake up to the possibility of life beyond their junkie existence and to understand that life can be optimism. It's weird saying what songs are about, because it destroys the listener's interpretation. I could say in a Hollywood accent that it speaks something of all ourselves, but it doesn't."
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."