SOAK is Bridie Monds-Watson, a folk singer from Derry in Ireland. This song is about a friend of hers who was being heavily bullied. "The only way for her to strike back was by calling the other girl a whale, in her head," she explained to NME.
Despite the song's childlike lyrics, there is darkness bubbling under the surface. Originally "fish" was "bitch," but SOAK changed it on the basis of radio play.
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.