Based on John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Two Minutes of Silence," this song really is a minute of silence - mostly. There are some muffled background noises and a finger snap mixed in. Asked why they did it, the band explained that they had a minute to fill on the record. Guitarist Kim Thayil
has called it "the Heavy Metal version" of Lennon's silence. "We thought it was so good, we could add a little something to it," he said, jokingly.